Beets are beautiful. I especially like them when simmered in orange juice and ginger….but I also like them baked, canned, pickled, or pretty much any way.
Shredding beets is fun too. Beets make me feel like a messy little kid who doesn’t care if the fingerpaint dies her hands for days and leaves a dark red stain on everything else she touches. It’s fun to be messy sometimes.
Don’t toss the beet leaves – you can eat those too. With a dark red vein that runs through the middle of each leaf, beet greens look a lot like rainbow chard. You can cook them similarly as well. Here are some quick and easy instructions for cooking beet greens.