Thursday, September 24, 2009

Farm Fresh Produce

Today we got our monthly box of vegetables and fruit from Farm Fresh To You an organic farm that delivers produce the same day picked. Recipes that use the vegetables and fruit are always included in the box. So today I hope to turn these beets into beet chips(using a low temp. oven).
Also got more heirloom tomatoes and I am going to make a"Pappa al Pomodoro" Tomato Soup With Bread. IT IS A COOKING FRENZY DAY!!! Whopee ! More hopefully this afternoon.

Beet Chips

Well these were easy to make and salty/crunchy but the finished product was dark like a beet.

1 bunch beets (there were 3 in my bunch)
1-cup water
1-cup sugar
Olive oil
Peel beets with a vegetable peeler, then slice thin with a slicer or knife, using stems as handles.

Bring water and sugar to a boil in a 3 -quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Add beets, then remove pan from heat and let stand 15 minutes. Drain beets in a colander, discarding liquid, then let stand in colander 15 minutes more.

Put oven rack in middle position and preheat over to 225 degrees F.
Grease a shallow baking pan with olive oil, then arrange beet slices snugly in 1 layer. Season beets with salt and pepper.

Bake beets until dry, about 1 hour. Immediately transfer chips to a rack to cool. Chips will crisp as they cool. Serve immediately.

Well, I enjoyed these chips and had to put them away to keep from eating them up. But not everyone liked them. I have no idea how to store them or how long they will keep. I fried potatoes with eggplant, onions and garlic yesterday and it turned out okay. Maybe I'll add the beets to the leftovers. Though I'm afraid it will turn the mixture pink.
I didn't cook as much as I thought I would. Got caught up in reading a novel by Margaret Atwood.


  1. Those look yummy. I'd love to try them. bring some to the game tonight, if you have any left over.


  2. Hi Suzanne, I'll save some for you. Tonight is Japanese Conversation class-the first one we've had since Keiko I.has returned from Japan. Sorry!

  3. ダイアナさん、おいしかった!

  4. アンドレアさん、


  5. I'm gonna have to try them. Vegetable chips of any type are a major weakness of mine!


  6. Hey Gunnar,
    I think you would have liked them. Your dad sent us a dehydrator and I'm going to play around with other fruits and veggies. I'll keep you posted.
    Take a look at Mark Bittman's column in the New York Times. I think I put a link to it in one of the posts. There are 2 recipes you'd like. Easy & meatless. Soba Spinach soup & sweet potato/black bean salad. Scrumptious!