Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nudge #9, The Creative Revolutionaries

Taste something new.

The nudge this week isn't journal-related. It's all about our tastebuds. When you head to the grocery or produce store this week, look for something you never ate or rarely eat. In my case, it is beets: fresh beets with their tops attached. See here for beet dyed fabric and here for Beet Soup.

At Ina Garten's personal suggestion (ahem), I peeled the beets, cut them into chunks, tossed them with olive oil and roasted them in the oven. Yeah, diggin' the beets. This could be a good time to browse your  recipes or make something crazy, play with your food. S'mores, anyone?

Yes, this nudge is more than 5 minutes but cooking is good, right?

If you can't bear the idea of cooking, go to a new restaurant. Desserts absolutely qualify. It's all about taste.

I'll be simmering my beet trimmings in some water to make beet ink. Yeah, diggin' the beets.

Journal as desired.

14 comments:

melydia said...

I don't know if I'd ever had a beet in my life. One recent tasty I'd discovered is goat cheese. My husband and I have started eating this amazing salad: baby spinach leaves, green pepper, cucumber, tomato, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, other assorted veggies, goat cheese, smoked salmon, and poppyseed dressing. Delish.

Thanks for all these nudges, BTW. I've been reading but, alas, not participating. I need to get on that.

Laurie said...

Ooh, I love beets, as long as they aren't pickled! Did you have the beet soup at Journalfest - it was SO GOOD! I've been looking back through your nudges. Now that my life has calmed down, I'm going to play a bit.

Susan said...

I had roasted brussel sprouts this week, absolutely yummy. DH was an avowed brussel sprouts hater, but he was won over. I'll have to try the beets. Thanks for the nudge.

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Yummy beet soup. Must make some.

Melydia's salad sounds yummy. Maybe we should put these recipes up on our blogs then I can provide links to them?

Parmeggiano Reg, thinly sliced with a smear of fig jam. Heaven. I'm getting hungry!

Kym said...

I was never a huge beet fan. But then on the way to JournalFest a few weeks ago, I stopped at a co-op in town and I had a fabulous beet salad. I don't know how they made it exactly, but it had pomegranate seeds and citrus! Yum. Then at JournalFest they served the beet soup (as mentioned by Laurie above) and it was fabulous.

So I'm liking the beets now. Unfortunately my boyfriend is still a beet-a-phobe.

I'll try to find some good sounding recipes.

Jane LaFazio said...

I've heard of people printing with beets. much more appetizing to make art with them, than eat them. just my opinion...

trish said...

Could you please share how you make and use your beet ink? SO curious! Will you use a pen with a nib? Or how will you use it? Can;t wait to see more on this!

trish said...

Could you please share how you make and use your beet ink? SO curious! Will you use a pen with a nib? Or how will you use it? Can;t wait to see more on this!

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Yes, Trish! I though there was something about using beet juice as ink. Sounds like YouTube vid to me :)

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Oh yeah, Laurie, the beet soup at artfest was awesome. Not to mention, the taste of magenta. I love eating really vividly colored food.

sisa said...

Funny! I did this nudge last month! A friend gave me some horseradish and before trying them I had to draw them in my altered book and later journaled about my adventure. I posted my page to the flickr album!
Suzanne

Joy said...

No way, Jose. I'll pass! Beets...bleh. [shudder]

I did taste sweet potatoes at a friend's house Friday. First time in years...and I still don't like them.
But, that was something new! hahaha

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