It occurs to me that I may have gone off the deep end with my latest garden veggie adventure. By moving from borscht to beet root powder, I may have gone beyond the "practical, regular everyday" gardening things anyone can (or would want to) do at home.
I'm sorry, but the beets just came coming and I have this new dehydrator and before I knew it, I was dehydrating beets. It all happened so quickly.
The fact is, I wanted to make some really awesome beet chips, like the ones that come in the really expensive bags of veggie chips in the potato chip aisle. I could almost taste them as I sliced three big beets and put them in the dehydrator. (I tried deep frying and oven baking beets last year.)
Then I remembered reading this blog post from Well Preserved about beet root powder. And thus began my adventure into beet root powder!
|beet chips in coffee grinder (should make the next cup of espresso interesting!)|
|ground to a fine powder|
|I suspect this powder will last us a while|
|yup, beet root powder|
I tried adding some to vanilla yogurt and it worked out pretty well. The colour changed but the flavour didn't change very much at all.
|a great colouring agent|
|vanilla yogurt with a little beet root powder for colour|
Wonder how long our jar of beet root powder will last!