Friday, May 14, 2010

Beet Week

This is the latest shipment from South Central Farms. It is becoming less heavy on the leafy greens and moving into spring vegetables. Fava Beans anyone?
With the addition of this last box, I now have a small beet collection in the crisper drawer, taunting me. I've decided that this week will be a celebration of all things beet. I feel a little like Dwight from "The Office".

On Monday we went to our friends Sunny and Peter's for dinner. Wanting to make a side dish that would go well with Lamb. I found this recipe for Crimson Couscous from Martha Stewart
The recipe makes two servings but I multiplied everything by four, mainly because the beets were so large. I was a little afraid that this was going to be sweet, due to the adding of currents, orange juice, and dried apricots but it turned out great. The addition of cumin and coriander really come through and the color of the couscous is definitely crimson.