Around the beginning of August, there is a literal red-shift at farmers markets, as brightly colored tomatoes, apples, and beets roll in. The deeply colored fruits and vegetables are beautiful to behold and delicious in a summer beet salad recipe. . . but that’s not all!
Typically they would be deep fried, but it’s not the healthiest way and not all of us have any easy way to deep fry things. Here is a suggestion for baking some. Use them to spice up your next soup or dish, or as a snack. You can also try it with other root vegetables like parsnips or sweet potatoes.
Although you might normally think of root vegetables as fall crops, many varieties are also available in the late spring. Beets and carrots, for instance, grow well in the cooler temperatures of spring. These cool-weather crops are typically planted in the early spring for a late spring/early summer harvest and again in the late summer …