Tag: beets

Roast Chicken

When I began cooking I thought I needed a recipe to roast a chicken. I turned to Ina Garten, whose The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, her first of many, was given to me as a housewarming gift by a friend who remains a friend today. That book was first published in 1999, and I was already …

Why beets? What’s so comforting about them?

Beets weren’t a loved vegetable in our house when I was growing up. They came from a can, their juices staining my mother’s hands. Mom was the only one who’d eat them. A meat and potatoes man, my father would condescend to a salad on occasion or root vegetables with his roast or sauerkraut with …

Chicken Piccata with spiraled beets and zucchini

Chicken Piccata with Beets and Zucchini

This is an improvised meal I made at home during the Covid-19 lockdown. It serves two people, but you can easily increase the yield by doing a bit of your own improvisation. A spiralizer is a handy tool, and also inexpensive. When you consider the cost of ready to use spiraled veggies at the grocery …