I do believe that by now, you all must be pretty bored of me rhapsodizing about the elegance of simple recipes, ones that use few ingredients and have simple procedures. I can almost see the eyes being rolled – there she goes again. We get it, we get it. Simple recipes are God’s gift to mankind. Say something new, will ya?
But listen you people, I am no creative literary genius and as you must’ve figured by now, I’m no great chef either. I am just a simple girl who finds happiness in small mercies, and who while mad enough to labour over the hot stove once in a while for a special dish, is eternally thankful that everyday cooking need not be a herculean task. And I find such joy in finding new uses for old ingredients, new tastes lurking inside them which you never suspected, new combinations you never considered before.
Take, for instance, the beet. Don’t turn up your noses – this particular root has surprising tastes hidden behind its ugly knobby exterior. Continue reading