Just beet it.
January 18, 2010
Before we get to the beetings, I’d like to apologize for this weekend’s posting (or lack there of). To make up for it, I’d like to introduce you to this morning’s breakfast-
What’s so special, you might ask?
1. Banana Pear Oats in a pretty new Anthropologie Bowl
2. Peanut Butter Sauce
(A harmonious mix of fat free plain yogurt & Mighty Maple PB)
I’m not certain of the exact ratio of yogurt to PB I used, but I know it was awesome. You should try it. Just plop a spoonful of yogurt into a small bowl, followed by a spoonful of pb. If you want a stronger pb flavor, simply add more.
And I also made Nick an exceptional plate of French Toast. The “Best Ever”.
Roman Round bread, egg + milk + agave batter, buttered pan = fantastic French toast, complete with a drizzle of syrup and dollop of whipped cream. I think Nick likes having me around.
We have a lot of fun together. For instance, Yesterday, I was preparing beets for tonight’s Ukrainian Beet & Bean Stew. Not a single bit of those beet bushels went to waste. The beet greens will be sauteed in garlic, the beets in the stew, and the ‘useless’ stems… well, let’s let the pictures tell the story:
As Nick and I are artists, and like to make something out of nothing, we decided to make a ‘paint’ out of pureed beet stems. We drained the pulp and wound up with an iota of juice, which we put in an empty pb jar. Nick’s using it as a water color-esque paint, and I am using it as lip stain.
Beets are extremely beautiful. Everything about them is remarkable! The color is absolutely divine and can turn any dish into something bright & inviting.
What food is so beautiful that it takes your breath away?
Onto other adventures, I dragged the family to Liberty Height’s Fresh. An awesome little market that carries an array of beautiful pastas, smelly (in a good way) cheese, artisan bread, and much more.
I think it’s in rundown gas station, making it all the more retro.
We picked up a HUGE loaf of Roman Round, a seeded Epi baguette, loose chai tea, an acorn squash, purple carrots, cucumber soda, and an amazing honey lavender pecan candy chew.
What’d you do this weekend?