This was what remained after our dinner and this is how I made it.
1/2 a medium onion, chopped
1 medium beetroot, peeled and grated
2tbs White Wine Vinegar (you could use Red Wine Vinegar or possible any other variety of that type of vinegar)
1/4 cup sugar
4 cloves (you could use a different herb flavour, I think I may also try fennel as I love beetroot and fennel together)
In a small saucepan (I just used a milk saucepan) combine all ingredients, cover and bring to a low simmer. Remove the lid and simmer for 25 minutes, or until fragrant and tender.... allow to cool and serve.
To grate the beetroot, I used a little kitchen gadget I've had forever. I think one of my sisters gave it to me for my birthday at least 10 years ago. It's a little electric thing that only grates and slices. It makes the grating vegetable job soooo easy. So if you've got some flash little (or even big) gadget that does that, I'd suggest use it. Does a Thermomix grate?
So there you go, beetroot relish! Oh so very yummy, and I'll be making this regularly. We had it with chicken, but I also like it in sandwiches and focacias!!
I also decided to try and make some cooked beetroot, to replace tinned beetroot. After all, it's pretty silly eating tinned beetroot when there's fresh in the fridge. I used a recipe Mum gave me from the CWA cookbook.
And some more of the peaches found a new life this weekend as they transformed into peach and berry smoothies. We also cooked up some peaches in a light syrup and made peach and orange sorbet which Lily is looking forward to for dessert tonight!
Tomorrow it's back to the zucchinis and peaches again.
What do you do with all your zucchinis, peaches and beetroot?
I'd love some ideas, preferably vegetarian.
There has been a bit of knitting going on too; this is a little jersey for Toby. I'm adopting the New Zealand term as it is a test knit for a New Zealand designer. I'm pretty stoked with how it's turning out!!! It's knit from Jo Sharp yarn. I love the way the blue specks in the green match the blue in the stranded work.
Hope you've had a lovely weekend!
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