free food is great but eh what to do with gargantuan beets :)
I really love the folks at my little corner store. They’ve been quite interested in my gardening endeavour and often save seriously dead veggies for me to put into the compost pile on fridays. Today I popped in to pick up some Fanta orange soda — they’ve got a sale on for buy one get one free so I got four of them. When I got to the register the guy picked up two bags and handed them over. There was a little bag of seriously dead veggies for the compost pile. In the other, he said, were things that wouldn’t be very nice to sell by Sunday when they re-open but were still perfectly nice today and they thought I might make good use of them. Well, yeah. It was a seriously big bag. When I got home, I found 3 eggplants, 4 potatoes, a whole pile of teeny tiny carrots, and three beets the size of softballs. At least, I think they are beets.
What to do with beets? All I can think of is making borscht. I’ve never made it from scratch before. I’ve actually never made anything with a beet before.