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(Chioggia beet chips, they shrunk down quite a bit in the oven; they disappeared from the plate even faster though.)
We normally don't like beets unless they are in "chip" form, so I sprayed a cookie sheet, sliced the beet thin, then sprayed the beets with oil, salted, and baked until I smelled them and remembered I had done all the above. Oopsy! The experiment worked. Wish I had 10 more out in the garden to 'chip'.
Here is what became of my 'buried treasure' (new Red Gold potatoes)...oven roasted in olive oil, sea salt, fresh dill, and fresh chives. I wish I had more garden space to work with, it would be great to grow potatoes just for harvesting when new. Ahhh, the dreams of the home gardener!
EDIT: I can't believe I forgot to put this in again. We went strawberry picking yesterday and it was a heavenly field of ripe, scented berries. The birds were singing, and my daughter-the-diva was complaining. (Usually it is my lovely boy who has nothing nice to say, but in an odd moment of clarity, he was happy! He picked his little heart out and had nothing but pleasant words to share.)
We picked about 22 pounds in all, and I have been quite busy processing berries ever since. Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam, Strawberry Ice Cream, and a bounty of quartered frozen berries to keep our smoothie addiction alive and well. I still have 8 quarts waiting for me in the fridge downstairs, HELP.