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NANJUN
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2/9/10 11:45 A


Hi,
You may have to cultivate a taste for beets. Not a strong veggie, but when doctored up they are a good compliment to a meal



BUBBLYB
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2/9/10 11:35 A

I just asked my mom for a jar of canned picked beets two days ago. Thought I would test it out, not sure but willing to try.



MMM_POPTARTS
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2/9/10 11:11 A

Personally, I don't like beets .. but glad to see so many people that do!



NANJUN
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2/9/10 6:37 A

I love beets fixed this way as a salad.



TRAINOF4
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2/9/10 4:40 A

emoticon I LOVE beets! And there are so many new varieties these days, too. It's great fun going to the farmer's market in the summer to find & try new beets.

My mom makes an awesome beet salad using vinegar, oil, sweet onions, sugar, and S&P. It's delicious!

Have also heard you can eat them raw, has anyone tried them like this!?



CJSARGENT1
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2/8/10 9:09 A

I love them



RUSTYSHAW1
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2/8/10 12:49 A

I love putting beets on my salad. As a little girl, I helped my mother can beets. I love beets.



FRAN0426
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2/8/10 12:32 A

I love beets plain or in a salad, unfortunalely I'm the only one in the family that likes them so usually eat them when eating out. That candied beet salad does sound good.



CJSARGENT1
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2/7/10 2:56 P

I never heard of candied beat salad. Sounds good!



CRYSTALSCHALL
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2/7/10 12:16 P

I went to a restaurant last night that had candied beet salad. It was delicious.



LRKNOBS
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2/7/10 11:32 A

Chopped up fresh in a salad!!



BABE741
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2/6/10 9:51 P

love them



CJSARGENT1
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2/6/10 7:05 P

Everyone is different. It makes the world go round.



RAVEN2FEATHERS
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2/5/10 4:35 P

Beets I can't stand them for me it's not a veggie that I can eat.

Glad everyone else likes them though they're very nutricious.



1SOPRANOMOM1
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2/5/10 4:08 P

Pickled Eggs!!!!! My grandmother would make these odd and tasty little treats. Thanks for the reminder :)



CJSARGENT1
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2/5/10 3:53 P

Beets, Sweet, great to eat! emoticon



DANCEMORE
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2/5/10 1:41 A

emoticon emoticon I love them pickled and then sliced onto my salad. I love them plain. I love fresh from the garden beets grated and sauted in just the hint of butter. I never had borst. I will have to try to make it. I am sure to love it.



MARIABELLA
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2/4/10 6:59 P

Oh my God, I love pickled eggs! Must have vinegar in the beet juice and I add splenda for a little sweetness.



CJSARGENT1
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1/31/10 11:02 P

Can we get a receipe for Borscht? I'd like to try it.



GRANDKATZ
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1/31/10 10:36 P

I love beets and my favourite way of eating them is in beet borscht. A yummy soup



SLENDERELLA61
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1/31/10 4:28 P

I can eat beets. They aren't my favorite.



CJSARGENT1
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1/30/10 3:36 P

Pickled beets and hard boiled eggs....just add vinegar.



DIVINE40
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1/30/10 1:04 P

i love beets. i like in my salad or just plain in their own juices.



CJSARGENT1
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1/30/10 12:05 P


I like cut up beets in my salads.

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KIMANN
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1/30/10 10:53 A

Abassler:
"I love my roasted beet and shallot goat cheese salad... so much that I'm making it tomorrow, and I can't wait!"



That sounds so yummy...can you share the recipe???

Thanks, if you have time, that is :)



Edited by: KIMANN at: 1/30/2010 (10:55)


MARDGY
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1/30/10 8:29 A

I have been making this a must in my salad purchases. They are the best but can make a salad look a little gross but the taste off shoots what anyone else might think. I love me some Beets!!!!



ABASSLER
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1/29/10 8:51 P

I love my roasted beet and shallot goat cheese salad... so much that I'm making it tomorrow, and I can't wait!



BOIBECK
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1/27/10 4:03 P

Beets are good.
Beet juice is good too.
Beet greens are absolutely the best.



TRIGFROST
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1/27/10 1:33 A

emoticon Sorry...No I don't like beets,
I can not and will not like those beets...
Not today, tommorrow, or any-time like those beets...



OMAMARY
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1/26/10 12:21 P

I love them. I just boil them, peel them, and spray on some "I Can't Believe Its NOt BUtter"



N16351D
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1/26/10 11:26 A

I have a garden full of beets from August through January (they don't die in the light snow we get in Pacific NW.) My husband loves them and I do not care for them. Still looking for a way to eat them that I like. Glad to have some ideas here to try: roasted, pan-fried....



HYCAPTAINSGIRL
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1/25/10 1:13 P

Like them fresh!



CJSARGENT1
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1/24/10 6:24 P

canned or fresh they are versatile, healthy and yummy for your tummy... emoticon



1THIRTY3
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1/24/10 2:55 P

Baked Boiled steamed pickled, and even more, I love having purple pee afterwards!



CATARINA1965
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1/23/10 9:30 P

Oh pickeled beets and hard boiled eggs, what wonderful memories of my grandmother and her sisters. Think I'll be making a batch tomorrow. Sunny, thank you for sharing how you cook fresh beets, I had some in my hands at the store this moring and put them down because I wasn't sure how to cook them. They'll be on my list for next time.



SUNNYD59
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1/23/10 12:35 P

I have yet to find a way that beets are prepared that I don't like. But I have gotten so most times when I cook them I just roast them. All you do is scrub them, cut off the tops , which I cook for another time, rub a little bit of olive oil on them then sprinkle with a little salt ,pepper and garlic powder. Put in an oven at 400 and bake till tender. Peel them and eat. Absolutely Yummy. I do extra and use in salad .



CJSARGENT1
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1/23/10 11:53 A

hot beets are warm and comforting.



BIGDAVEJ
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1/23/10 11:37 A

Pickled beets are great but I prefer them with a little butter and salt. Can really appreciate their delicate flavor. Also a beautiful row in the garden.



CJSARGENT1
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1/23/10 10:18 A

pickled beet juice...yum....yum



IRENE4548
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1/23/10 3:58 A

I always have them in my refigerator. I use sweetner and a cinnamon stick. I try to have one or two every day. Eggs and vinegar also keep your blood sugar down. I drink a little of the juice each time.



CJSARGENT1
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1/22/10 2:43 A

give us your beet salad recipe. I'm willing to try it.



RUNNERSSHOE
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1/21/10 7:06 P

I am Russian, so I loooove beets! Of course, in the traditional cookbooks, lots of beet recipes are not very healthy (think sour cream, mayo, and pickled herring.) But I do love the borscht (beet soup) and beet salad. My favorite beet salad (and I know it's going to sound weird to American palate but it's goooood!) has prunes and walnuts in it. Also, let's not forget beet greens that are great for braising!



RUNNERSSHOE
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1/21/10 7:06 P

I am Russian, so I loooove beets! Of course, in the traditional cookbooks, lots of beet recipes are not very healthy (think sour cream, mayo, and pickled herring.) But I do love the borscht (beet soup) and beet salad. My favorite beet salad (and I know it's going to sound weird to American palate but it's goooood!) has prunes and walnuts in it. Also, let's not forget beet greens that are great for braising!



RUNNERSSHOE
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1/21/10 7:06 P

I am Russian, so I loooove beets! Of course, in the traditional cookbooks, lots of beet recipes are not very healthy (think sour cream, mayo, and pickled herring.) But I do love the borscht (beet soup) and beet salad. My favorite beet salad (and I know it's going to sound weird to American palate but it's goooood!) has prunes and walnuts in it. Also, let's not forget beet greens that are great for braising!



RUNNERSSHOE
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1/21/10 7:05 P

I am Russian, so I loooove beets! Of course, in the traditional cookbooks, lots of beet recipes are not very healthy (think sour cream, mayo, and pickled herring.) But I do love the borscht (beet soup) and beet salad. My favorite beet salad (and I know it's going to sound weird to American palate but it's goooood!) has prunes and walnuts in it. Also, let's not forget beet greens that are great for braising!



CJSARGENT1
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1/21/10 3:00 P

Beets are also good cooked with a cinnamon stick and a touch of sweetener if you like.



SUNSET09
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1/21/10 2:41 P

My doctor turned me on to them as I am close to being anemic; low blood sugar. I don't eat red meat, beef nor pork so this was another way to increase my blood sugar! They are quite good however you eat them! Even sweet which I thought was interested, thanx! Still, don't eat them enough and keep a can in the cupboard! emoticon



ARTGE3K
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1/20/10 9:06 P

I LOVE beets! Actually I love all fruits and veggies, and healthy foods, its just that I love ALL the bad junk food too, haha ... thats the downside:)



WARMSPRINGDAY
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1/20/10 7:51 P

I love them best pickled. I pickle and can my own, then when I open a jar, I make pickled red beet eggs. I eat them just cooked once in awhile, but pickled is my pick.



CJSARGENT1
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1/20/10 5:47 P

I love them cooked. I love them pickled with hard boiled egg. How about you?



 
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