|Beets at KCK Greenmarket at Catholic Charities, every Tuesday from 9:30am - 12:30pm.|
|Farmer Nyakang at the Catholic Charities market|
If you're looking for a creative new way to prepare your beets, try an easy beet chip recipe - simply slice your beets thinly and arrange them on a cookie sheet. Drizzle them with a bit of olive or vegetable oil, season with salt and pepper, and bake at 375 degrees F for about 45 minutes, turning the beets over once and cooking until crisp. Beet chips are a healthy alternative to potato chips, and make a festive (red!) addition any 4th of July spread.
Another fun way to use up any extra beets, and to take advantage of their wonderful color, is tie dye! To make beet dye - puree several beets with water in a blender, strain out the left over pulp, and add water until you have the color you want. Tie up a shirt, socks, bandana, or whatever you've got, spritz with beet dye, and see what pattern you end up with!
Happy 4th of July, and we hope to see you at markets this week.
|Farmer Upendra at market on Tuesday|