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Baby Beets With Their Greens Recipe

Baby Beets With Their Greens Recipe

At the height of the depression, Helen and Scott Nearing moved to a farm in rural Vermont and began crafting a sustainable lifestyle based on simplicity and connection with the earth. This recipe is perfect example of how fresh seasonal ingredients can be cooked with practically no time or effort to yield a nutritious, delectable meal.

Rich in vitamins and minerals, baby beets and greens are a fresh, healthy taste of the spring harvest.

12 baby beets with their greens
2 tablespoons butter
Dash of cider vinegar

1. Cut off tops to within a half-inch of their roots. Wash greens and put aside. Clean beets under running water but do not peel.

2. Boil beets 15 minutes or until fork can pierce the beets. Slip off skins under running water.

3. Put greens in a pot with the butter. Add beets with a dash of vinegar. Stir up together and serve when greens are wilted.

Serves 4.

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Adapted from Simple Food for the Good Life by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1999). Copyright (c) 1999 by Helen Nearing. Reprinted by permission of Chelsea Green Publishing.
Adapted from Simple Food for the Good Life by Helen Nearing (Chelsea Green, 1999).

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8:58PM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Delightful and tender.

12:53AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

A perfect salad. Thanks.

8:26AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

That must be delicious!

9:28AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

6:00AM PST on Jan 26, 2013

Like it....

9:15AM PST on Jan 19, 2013

yuuuuuuuuuum- Thanks

5:12AM PST on Jan 19, 2013

Thanks, sounds good! Will give it a try!

9:20AM PST on Dec 14, 2012

Will try this sounds good, Thank You

2:46AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Thank you for sharing :)

2:45AM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Thank you for sharing :)

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