Beta vulgaris .....
....or in other words ....
you guessed it --- beetroot!!
As you may have realised mr digandweed and myself have lots of it this year! Here it is in another guise!
This was a recipe that I tore from a Waitrose magazine last Christmas. The Cold Weather Slaw was delicious with the remains of the turkey and other cold meats on Boxing day and since then has become a firm favourite with its refreshing slightly sweet and sour flavour.
This time, we enjoyed it with smoked mackerel pate.
This year mr digandweed and myself grew a variety called Kestrel, last year it was Boltardy, both proved very reliable. I may venture further next year and try some of the striped varieties!