I also picked up some cute little baby beets in the organic food market in St Andrews on Saturday. Beetroot is great as it keeps in the fridge for at least a week, it tastes amazing, it is healthy and it stains your hands completely. I have loved it ever since my wonderful friend Richard presented to me an iridescent bowl of beetroot risotto, so pink that in fact it was frightening to eat, but tasted sweet and delicious.
I roasted these in the oven tonight for about an hour, peeled them and served them with some slow-cooked courgettes, threw in some stray kalamata olives, crumbled a deliciously contrasting white goats cheese and sprinkled with toasted pine nuts. All a bit of a mixture of whatever was jumping out at me, but nonetheless healthy, delicious and colourful. I think that this would be great as a starter to maybe a rich fish pie topped with buttery mashed potato as its a little bit self-righteously healthy.
Or eat it alone as I did tonight, made happy by the little things in life ...
I am enchanted with some things at the minute ...
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Aedh Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven, William Butler Yeats, 1899