Beetroot and silverbeet

24 Jun

I brought the seeds over from Australia to Japan, declaring them at quarantine at Narita. They opened the packet, checked, and carefully sealed it up again.

I sowed these directly in the field in early April and am now enjoying the harvest in June. And it’s great to be growing something I cannot buy locally at all. It is also a conversation starter with the locals. And the local bugs don’t seem to like the taste I don’t think!

silver beet

today’s harvest, 24th June

silver beet and spuds





Posted by on June 24, 2011 in veggie garden


3 responses to “Beetroot and silverbeet

  1. mary

    June 26, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    2 of my favourite veggies!!!! I’m obsessed with beetroot at the moment, can’t get enough of it! I’m roasting it, and also boiling it up, mixing it with cream cheese and spring onion and having it as a dip, very yum…. But very scary when you go to the toilet!!!!

    • chichibumuse

      June 27, 2011 at 1:20 am

      Wow the dip sounds yummy! And I was wondering if I could roast it, or will it bleed all over the other roast vegies if they are together in the pan? How do you roast it?

  2. mary

    June 28, 2011 at 12:20 am

    Not too much bleeding really, i usually roast it in with sweet potato and cauli, among other things, and it gets a little red, but it doesn’t matter…..I just cut the all up into smallish cubes and roast in oven, sometimes with cumin, and always with lotsa garlic, i think we’ll have it tonight in fact


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