An illustration of two children flying along in a tea chest carried by lots of coloured balloons by Hannah Foley ( week Little Owl and I pulled eighteen hefty beetroot from one of the rubble sacks where we’ve had a patch growing this summer. It was wonderful to see them after last year’s didn’t even germinate. Here’s a link to some great beetroot recipes I’ve blogged about before.

In honour of the beetroot harvest we’ve added two more recipes to our repertoire. The first is a variation on the beetroot coleslaw I had in Moldova. In this recipe you grate a roasted beetroot and mix it up with toasted walnuts, toasted cumin seeds, parsley, orange and lemon juice, and salt and pepper. We also added some sour cream. Delicious! The second uses sliced roasted beetroot as a pizza topping with onions, cheddar and mozzarella. Both these recipes are by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and I’d recommend his magic bread dough for a pizza base as absolutely the best there is. You can get the recipe here.

On Wednesday Little Owl and I head down to the south west for our annual visit to my side of the family. I’ll do my usual thing of posting about our adventures accompanied by drawings from my sketchbook so forgive the roughness. Big Dreamer will be staying home as he has to work – boo! He won’t be twiddling his thumbs though as he’s busily working on my bright shiny new website, which will hopefully go up when I get back. The hot air balloon illustration shown here is a little taster. I hope you all like it.

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2 Responses to Beetroot

  1. Elly says:

    HI Hannah! That beetroot recipe sounds lush – will be copying tonight even… Really looking forward to the new look website. Also hoping to see you when you’re in London next. BIG hugs x

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