|one beautiful beetroot with just enough stalk left so as to avoid ‘bleeding’ during boiling|
Just back from my regular Monday morning market in nearby Selami Çeşme where the beginnings of spring were very much apparent at all the stalls.
I don’t know about you but I was definitely starting to feel a little jaded at the thought of yet more leeks and celery root so the piles of artichokes with their attendant broad beans as well as first sightings of those funny çağla or newly-picked almonds still in their fuzzy green coats, mounds of strawberries and more, really cheered me up.
There was lots of beetroot too, pancar in Turkish, something I am really partial to, so I bought a bunch and ran the usual gamut of abla, don’t cut off the stalks, they are great with eggs! Not to be swayed this time, I resolutely insisted that I didn’t want those pesky things …
NB try to ensure that all the beetroot in the bunch are more or less the same size.. smaller is better.
Click on this link for my previous post on Beautiful Beetroot and meanwhile here are some beetroot and market pictures:
|so much stuff!|
|this vendor really wanted his picture taken with his beetroot and was very pleased with the result!|