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Apr 19, 2010

My Colorful Weekend

my colorful weekendWhat a weekend! I was able to take a nice break from Vivi Dot production and ended up packing in quite a few exciting outings. I have a lot of photos to share so I think I'll break it into a few posts over the next few days.
Duncan and I took our first trip to the Ferry Building Farmers Market and played tourist for the day. SF arrowWe stocked up on a all sorts of goodies including fresh pasta, cowgirl creamery cheese, mushrooms, strawberries, pears, flowers, and ridiculous number of beets. farmers market lootI can't get over these gorgeous poppies. They're so vibrant and delicate that I could have been convinced they were made with tissue paper. farmers market fleursWe got a little carried away with beets. We bought a bunch of red beets at our first stop and later found pink and white beets we couldn't pass up. beetsRoasting beets is super simple. All you have to do is:
  • Cut off the ends
  • Rinse them off and pat them dry
  • Wrap them in foil
  • Place them on a baking sheet
  • Roast them at 375 degrees for 1 hour (a little longer for the big ones)
roasting beetsYou can then drizzle them with olive oil and eat them on their own or incorporate them into lots of deliscious recipes. We've been eating beet salad with goat cheese and greens all weekend. We also plan to make some goat cheese and beet grilled cheese sandwiches before they're gone. You just can't beat the the beautiful colors! roasted beetsPin It

2 comments:

Lehua said...

OOOOOO I love the farmer's market at the Ferry Building. They also have the best hamburger place in there. So goood!

The Purple Punch said...

At least next time I will have a realistic idea of how many beets are actually needed.