Beets are available at our local farmer’s market in three varieties. The standard red, yellow and candy striped (or Chioggia).  The candy stripped beet is a variety from a small coastal town in Italy called Chioggia.  This “peppermint candy” beet looks beautiful grated in salads. However, it loses its candy stripe once cooked and becomes pale pink. It is milder in flavor and requires less cooking.

See my “What’s Cookin” blog for my amazing:                                                                                                                                       Beets and Tangerine Salad ~and~  Bok Choy Beet and Fennel Salad

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