The root vegetables in my garden were the big winners this year - in particular the Chioggia beets. I enjoyed them quite a bit last year so this year I decided to plant a lot of more of them. As usual, the Chioggia beets will grow in a variety of colours - candy stripe , red, or just pure white. This year, we got mostly candy-striped and one white ones.
They not only taste delicious, but they are also beautiful to look at. Look at that colour!!
I found a recipe from the New York Times for Chioggia beets, quinoa, and walnut salad:
The beets were so successful that they grew well into November. Here are the last few from the end of the season harvest. I boiled them quickly and fried it up with some butter - they were delicious!
This year I also planted two variety of carrots - Solar Yellow carrots and French carrots. The French carrots had this very cute, round shape root. However, I find carrot growing to be a bit less satisfying (compared to beets) because they take almost the entire season to grow and the final edible portion is quite small (again, at least compared to beets). Still, they were incredibly delicious so I was still glad to have planted them.