Did you catch my recent faux pas? Somehow I accidentally posted a paragraph of my draft writing the other day. I am not a fan of the new post layout WordPress uses. It’s not very user friendly for me!
You may have noticed I made some visual changes to my blog. I have been playing around with it for some time. I think I like how it looks for now and it is giving me what I want in layout design. Some of my writing will be moving away from food and recipes. I have found that writing thoughts and sharing life musings is healing for me. I’m giving deeper consideration to a book writing endeavor. I have been encouraged often so I’ve gotten a bit more active by studying more formalized writing. It’s fun to try out my creativity in other ways. Writing was always a favorite creative outlet for me as a child, teen and young adult. I am finding the joy in writing again as I rest solidly in my “middle-age” years.
I have been giving serious thought to lots of new ideas recently. I am a dreamer for sure! I am a doer, too! I’ve been rather bored with my current vegetable choices these days and long for the peak season of produce abundance. I just planted my first set of indoor vegetable seeds! Yay for veggies of the future! I’m giving container gardening another try this year. In the meantime, I have been on a quest to find a little more excitement in my veggies that will make my palate happy for them.
Check out what I found! Have you ever seen one of these?? It’s called a candy-cane beet! Isn’t it pretty? Now, if that doesn’t make me want to eat my vegetables, I don’t know what will!
It tasted quite mild and is delicious raw. I sauteed part of it which brought out a bit more flavor, but still very mild so that it picked up spice flavors quite nicely. It does not have the robust, earthy beet taste like red beets. I like this beet sliced raw in a salad best. If you find one, pick it up and give it a try! Break out of your veggie doldrums, too!