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Beet Spice Cake

7 Aug

I shared that I had peeled grated some of the beets I got from my sister.  It really looked like a massacre in the kitchen.

I used them to make a beet spice cake!

The batter was such a pretty pink.

It came out of the oven looking like a nice cake–not a hint of pink at all.

I added cream cheese frosting.

It was delicious!  A spice cake.

You’d never know it was made with beets.

Beet Spice Cake

4 eggs
1 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 Cup white sugar
1/3 Cup honey
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 Cups all purpose flour
2 tsp., baking powder
2 tsp., baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups grated beets
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Pour into a sprayed 9 x 13 cake pan and bake at 350*F for 40 – 50 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean).

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Beets!

2 Aug

One reason it was pretty easy for me to simply not care about my garden is the fact that I have a generous sister with a huge garden.  She brought me a bucket of beets.

I’ve perfected the roasted beets, and I did a couple of batches.

Then I froze them for easy fixing this winter.

I also prepared some by boiling them.

I thought about keeping the water to use as dye, but then I decided I’d never get that far, so I just drained it down the sink and peeled them.

They will get smashed for later use.

I also peeled and grated some.

It kind of looked like I killed something in the kitchen.

I’ll use those two batches of beets to play with some new recipes.  If they turn out, I’ll share with you.  If not, you’ll never know what crazy things I attempted to concoct.   When I finished preparing the beets, I took the tops, roots, and peels out to the birds.

The chickens appreciated them.

Friday’s Hunt 4.18

3 Nov

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with S, metal, and mineral. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will try to make sure to visit all participants. I have to say, the change to my teaching assignment this year is really killing me. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with R:  One of the little rump roasts!  I think this heifer might actually get to stay in the herd to become a breeding cow.  She’s a pretty calm girl.  That’s always nice.

Glow:  Does Maybeline have a lovely maternal glow to her?  Maybe it’s the back lighting.  Maybe it’s the joy of torturing me by refusing to have her cria.

Vegetable:  It’s a good thing I picked the last of the veggies out of my garden because we got a hard freeze the next night.  I even got around to trying to find a way to fix beets that I like them.  I have previously tried pickled beets, Harvard beets, and borscht.  Nope.  Don’t like any of them. This time I tried rosemary and honey roasted beets.  I like it!  I did use leaf rosemary because that’s all I had, but next time I’ll use crushed rosemary.  I am still experimenting.  I might find more ways that I like them.

Now it’s your turn!