An Impersonator in Our Garden

It’s been so long since I posted something that I actually forgot how to do it.  Thank God for YouTube videos.

Lately, I’ve been harvesting rainbow Swiss chard, collard, red Russian kale, and beets from our garden.  We grew a mixed variety of beets this year.  When Kal cut into one, we were pleasantly surprised by its beautiful concentric circle pattern.  Who would have guessed beets could have layers like an onion?  We like using these fresh vegetables to make green smoothies (well, red smoothies, if we use a beet) and fresh garden salads.  Interestingly, the beet greens are supposedly more nutritious than the beet itself, packed with antioxidants and vitamins; so I’ve been using them in stir-fries and soups.

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