2012/06/14

Just because you can't beet em' (FFwD: Lime Honey Beet Salad)

....doesn't mean you have to join 'em.

As we move along the FFwD process, I have become more confident about knowing when to give things a shot and when to pawn them off onto those who might be better positioned to enjoy the fruits of my labor.



Case in point: Beets.

I like them baked into chips and don't mind them shredded into cake.

If there is another way that I would tolerate them, I haven't found it yet.

I want to like them, I really do. And I've almost talked myself into thinking I can like them.

But the cold, hard truth is that I don't like them.

Maybe it's leftover trauma from my childhood... They don't rank quite as high as my aversions to shredded coconut, ambrosia type salads, liver and black raisins. But they definitely fall solidly in the "top 10" list.

So, I make them; but figure out how to NOT eat them.


Anyhoo, here it is.

I made it. But the "Sam, I Am" in me didn't try it. The Dude and Runner Girl loved it. The Karate Kid was also on team "Me no like beets".

It's a good thing someone likes them, because I have a feeling that a healthy bunch (no pun intended) will show up in my CSA shares over the course of this summer...

So, TTFN (ta ta for now - in case you don't speak Tigger).

We're in the home stretch before graduation and vacation - so life is beyond crazy... I could really use a clone for the next few weeks. (Preferably one that I could send to work in my place- just sayin')


One bloggers take on the recipe can be found here. And Dorie posts a similar beet salad with some lovely additions here.

This post participates in French Fridays with Dorie. Please check out the FFwD site for other bloggers posted descriptions on this week's challenge.

Peace out.

29 comments:

  1. I totally forgot about this week's recipe. That should tell you how indifferent I am to beets. I'll try to get it done for lunch tomorrow. Have fun with vacation and graduation!

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  2. With all that is going on in your life right now I would have skipped this one considering
    that you do not like beets. Hubby and I love pickled beets but this didn't cut it for us.
    Your dish looks great though and at least half the crew enjoyed them.

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  3. Good on you for making this even though you don't eat them! Looks great! Happy weekend!

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  4. what kind of cake have you had/made that included beets???! This one was like the lentils for me, the way it was for you!

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    1. Joy the Baker has a chocolate beet cake & there is one in my Nordicware Bundt cake cookbook that I have made a few times...

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  5. Kudos for at least attempting this! I skipped it altogether.

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  6. Ha-ha, I like your idea about clone for work :) Being from Ukraine, we eat beets a lot in salads, often with mayonnaise and garlic (I feel like mayo is unfairly critiqued now...). Anyway, I guess beets - it must be aquired taste. It took a long way for my kids to get used to it.. Your salad looks great, I would throw some fresh garlic in there too(sorry, my genes is popping out :))

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  7. I haven't had beets in a long, long time. I actually like jarred pickled beets, but I just don't buy them, for whatever reason. However, I'll be growing them this year - couldn't resist the cute bulls' eye variety - so, we'll see how that goes. At the very least, I think I'll like them in chip form.

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  8. I haven't had beets chips but I need to try them! If we could clone ourselves maybe I could stop apologizing for all the things I don't get done! Hope you hang on until vacation:)

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  9. Oh goodness, these look amazing!

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  10. The beets really weren't too bad, I would have skipped the honey and added sugar. Yours look tasty.

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  11. Guess it's a good thing that there are diverse taste buds in your house. Kind of reminds me of that nursery rhyme, 'jack sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean, and so between the two of them they licked the platter clean.'

    Best of luck getting through your coming crazy weeks.

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  12. Can I have yours? I love 'em. (I actually wrote about beet trauma today...)

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  13. I love your serving dish! Even if you're not the biggest fan, you were wonderful enough to make everything look wonderful for everyone else! Are you looking forward to seaweed cookies next week?

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  14. The Dude and Runner Girl are lucky that you make beets for them even though you don't like them. I wonder what it would take for you to join the team. If you figure out how to clone yourself, can you share the recipe? I could use a clone or two of myself to keep up with life lately. Congrats on the upcoming graduation and enjoy your vacation.

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  15. Your salad looks great, Cher, and I am sure the Dude and Runner Girl were perfectly happy to eat it all by themselves. Your serving dish is very pretty. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Nice looking salad in a very pretty bowl - my family liked them too but they are kind of used to eating beets in all kinds of dishes...

    All the best for the next (very busy) weeks ahead!

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  17. I´m so sick I had to skip this one. Too bad since I´m one who loves beets. Nice job with such a simple recipe!

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  18. Clone... for work... brilliant! Hope you enjoy all of your upcoming festivities. I have to say that I like beets, and I think my basil and mint fared better than others' dill. But at least you can say they are pretty!!!

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  19. Cher, you're hilarious! You will make, and even eat, Sardine Rillettes, but beets give you the willies! In truth, I understand, there are a few things I have no rational reason for not liking, I just don't: any melon other than watermelon; cucumbers; and radishes, to name a few

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  20. Two out of Four "Likes" as far as beets are concerned is good. Not great, but good. I love beets. Enjoy this time with your daughter.

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  21. Cher, Sorry you are not a beet fan…but if we were eating together I’d take yours! I love beets…always have! I give you kudos for trying this dish even though you don’t eat or like them! They do look delicious!!
    For me it was the Sardine Rillettes…I don’t do sardines!

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  22. Cher, you rack me up! Beets aren't for everyone.

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  23. Um, try beet ice cream! My favorite way to enjoy them.

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  24. LOL - I like beets, but found this salad just blah - perhaps because I used canned beets, who knows.

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  25. It looks fantastic, Cher! You're very good to make the recipe, with your aversion to beets. My family loves beets, with the exception of my partner, so I brought the whole batch over to my parents' place. I loaded up containers for my brother and sister's families, too. Everyone was happy, including Kevin, who was relieved to know I wasn't going to try to make him try beets again.

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  26. We love betroot here in Australia, especially on our burgers and steak sandwiches. I think most pantries here would have a can of beetroot slices!
    I'm a little obsessed with betroot and feta salads, so I'll have to try this one day!
    Looks great to me!

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  27. Your serving bowl is just gorgeous. I'm so impressed that you made these even though you don't like them - and glad some of your family enjoyed them.

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