It’s rare that I eat beets without the fresh and bright contrast of citrus. They complement each other so well! For this salad, the magical duo is joined by crisp fennel with its cool anise flavor. To add even more brightness, the dish is finished with fresh lemon and mint. It’s the perfect uplifting cure for those winter doldrums! This salad was truly a local affair as the beets and fennel came from my CSA, the orange from a neighbor’s tree, and the mint from my backyard. You can find this recent collaboration with Loam Agronomics over on their blog.
Winter is a time for slowing down and eating more comforting foods. As we tend to move less and eat a little more than we would in say the warm summer months, digestion can be a bit off. Enter the pickle! Pickles help with digestion and provide a nice balance of flavors. Plus, they extend the shelf life of your farm fresh veggies. In this version, I’ve paired sweet and sunny carrots with kohlrabi though you can use any root vegetables you like here. For just a touch more digestive and immune support, I’ve included fresh ginger root as well. My favorite way to eat these is to mix them with some avocado and cilantro for a quick and easy salad of sorts.. You can find this recent collaboration with Loam Agronomics over on their site.