My camera broke and all I have is a newer one that doesn’t take photos as well. As I wanted to credit to the botanical art I found on tumblr with now cred I finally found by chance found Sally Jacobs who I hope knows that her art is on tumblr. Her art is phenomenal I wish I had every piece! if I could only do what she does! This made me forget all about my love of beets and the dinner tonight! Beets seem irrelevant now as I scroll through her artwork.
However, I do love beets cut up with parsnips, purple potatoes and vidalias broiled in the oven with olive oil and rosemary. Beets are low in calories, high in sugar and full of folic acid, sodium, magnesium, phosphorous etc etc. According to Outside magazine if I eat tons I will run faster as they will increase my lung capacity. Beets have been used to dye everything from hair to material and were called blood roots due to their color. The leaves have been used to cure garlic breath and Hippocrates used the leaves to bind wounds.