#VeggieFail

May 23rd, 2013

Let me start by saying that I know this isn’t Twitter.  I am composing this missive in WordPress, a blogging platform.  Therefore, the use of hashtags is admittedly #inappropriate.  But I’m a huge fan of hashtags.  I think they’re funny.  And since I don’t use Twitter, I’ve given myself permission to utilize them sparingly in my blog.

#LiveWithIt

Ahem.  Moving on.  Today I’m introducing two hashtags that I’ll be using during the Summer of Veggies.  They are: #VeggieFail and #VeggieWin.   I believe they’re self-explanatory.

I’ve got one of each today, both stemming (ha ha) from the same source: beets.

First, the bad news.  I attempted to make roasted Beet Greens Chips, following a wildly popular recipe for Kale Chips.  #VeggieFail.  The darned things stuck to my pan, were mostly limp rather than crunchy, and had an unpleasant aftertaste.  Sigh.  I’ll try again with actual kale some time since I know lots of people who adore that recipe.

But the erstwhile beets redeemed themselves when I made Roasted Baby Beets.  They were tiny little nuggets of crunchy goodness and a lovely addition to my lunch salad.  #VeggieWin!

Speaking of my lunch salad, here it is:

CSA Lunch

All the main ingredients came from our CSA.  Mixed greens, radishes, hard-boiled egg, and roasted baby beets.  I felt so green!

Of course, I also felt hungry seconds after completing this virtuous meal and downed half a (mini) loaf of cinnamon bread a friend had brought over…  #WhatCanYouDo

2 responses to “#VeggieFail”

  1. G'MOM says:

    I’ve never felt the need to Tweet – but I love your use of hash tags.

  2. […] the #VeggieFail nominations.  Honestly, there weren’t many.  I remain unconvinced by turnips, suspect that […]

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