Good recipes to share with friends.
Imagine my joy when I stopped at the market this weekend and found a mound of huge, luscious golden beets! I knew immediately they were going to go into a loaf (a recipe I’d found only a few days before), and I bought so many that I had some left over for a couple of salads. Lucky, lucky me. Beet heaven.
Speaking of heaven and the beets (or, rather, its homophone: beats), there’s this band I really love from the Netherlands who make some great electro-funk. Kraak & Smaak have been around for a decade, and early in their career picked up interest from electro greats like Pete Tong and Annie Nightingale. The trio has released their fifth studio album, Chrome Waves. The tunes will whip up a dance-party storm in your kitchen and you can stream it on their website as well as check out this video for the song “Good For The City”.
I’m not the only one thinking delicious, golden loafs and music this season. Fellow Calgary bloggers (and music lovers) baked a ginger brown banana loaf after finding out about Lou Reed’s death. The ladies behind this blog have fantastic taste in music and are actually professional writers, so they do good things and I recommend following them.
Now, I’m not a professional writer, nor a real artist, but every so often I like to put my pen to paper whether it be to draw or write. As I know a few people will probably be talking about the greatness of beets in this virtual vegan potluck, I thought I’d instead write an ode, because why not.
An Ode to Beets
You’re the brightest reds of nature’s bounty;
to paint and dye with your juice is a treat!
Standing tall on my page, a proud Mountie,
your deep nat’ral crimson from head to feet.
Your taste like no other, earthy and sweet.
Eat as a salad, soup, pickles or juice –
A dish feels proud to hold your zesty meat
not even knowing vitamins you boast…
Well, it was a nice try… much better than that is this amazing recipe:
Bat Out Of Hell Beet Loaf
(Recipe adapted from Gigi’s Golden Beat Bread)
Makes a dozen slices.