Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dare Taken

My mom double dog dared me to make the beet ice cream when she saw me mention it. So, Mom, i took the dare. I did it! Now, i will continue by saying it was purely experimental. I did not know what else to do with my beets and I was pretty sure that it was not going to be kid ice cream.
What were the positives...well, obviously the color. The color was just ridiculous. These pictures can not even come close to doing it justice.I will be honest and say that to me the flavor is not the greatest...but that is because i am not a big beet fan. I have never quite gotten over the canned beets that my mom tried to feed us. BUT, for those of you that think beets taste like little gems this is for you! When you first taste it it was lemony(you add lemon juice at the end) and sweet, then you tasted the beet flavor and then the super creaminess of the creme fraiche came through. Wow..was that "foody" speak or what?!?
However in our house this picture speaks volumes. Mitchie was so there...ready to give it a try. I am proud of him for that. He tasted and then said no thanks because he said "it did not taste very well" . I asked him to please take another bite for the blog and this is what he did.

So there were no beets in this weeks box... there was zucchini(destined for the grill), cucumbers(with hummus and just for a snack), sugar snap peas(gone), fennel(maybe roasted or in salad), scallions, lettuce, swiss chard(perhaps with pasta) and turnips(mashed or au gratin?)

*** I am pleased to say that today i had some real taste testers...adults...and they seemed to enjoy it! They also are all fans of beets. A major requirement to eating beet ice cream. Thanks for being so nice Justine, Rebeca and all the other girls at the market***
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5 comments:

Grammie/Mom said...

OH MY GOSH!!! You really did it and it looks bee-u-tee-full!! I would have enjoyed tasting it because...I do like beets. Did I really try to force you to eat them?

MaryMary said...

As one who thinks beets taste like sparkly red gems, I think I might be on the Mitchie side here. But this is only because I once went down the "Beet cake" path...disaster. :) I think it's so cool you tried such a fun new thing. I love those cooking adventures.

Leslie said...

i don't know Mary...you might want to try it but maybe in a half batch instead of whole....despite the cake disaster you might like it!

Elizabeth said...

hahaha that picture is absolutely priceless of Mitch. and HOLY COW - the color of that ice cream is SO COOL! Although I'm pretty sure I would be wary of trying it...

Vanessa said...

My kids eat beet pancakes. I use a whole grain pancake mix, add ricotta cheese, bannana or grated apple and about 1/3 cup of beets.
THey love them!

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