© 2010 Lynsey

145 – Food colouring

Just look at these rainbow beets! The colour is so amazingly vibrant. These gems are from my father-in-law’s vegetable garden. I wouldn’t say they are his pride and joy – that’s something that’s reserved for the tomatoes – the bright colours are a joy at least.

We would’ve loved this when we were kids – we had silver beet and that was it. The coloured strains didn’t become available until later. We loved the exotic and would’ve been very excited to try. Unfortunately the colour doesn’t last very when cooked – raw is probably the best way to eat the colour.

Mum was the first person I ever saw really give the colour of vegetables a place in the garden. One year she grew African marigolds and beetroot the full length of the driveway – the rich orange marigolds throbbing in contrast with the purple beetroot on bright sunny days. More colour, more!

14. Every day the ordinary can be the extraordinary.
22. Every day refine, clarify and simplify.
30. Every day use all your senses. Touch. Smell. Taste. Hear. See.

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