- Jan 17, 2021
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- Ontario, Canada
We had an olde fella on TEG from Oklahoma, originally from the East Coast, but living in southern California to be near his son and family. @hoodat talked about callaloo .
One of the amaranths that I tried might have been the same as grown and known as callaloo in some places. None of the other varieties did well. Even if this is probably an ornamental variety, it is not one with the very large blooms.
Different tastes! No, I'm not a fan of pickled beets. In fact, it's only been recently that I have been interested in eating beet roots once they are beyond marble-size. Although, I have eaten beet thinnings from childhood. Tastes change, don't you think?
Yes! When I was 15 years old I had dinner at a friend's house, where I was offered some beets. I said yes as I liked them, my mum pickled them. They handed me a dish of them, and they looked a little different but I took a bite anyway. They were warm, and had butter on them - it took my full mortal strength to not immediately deposit the mouthful back up onto the dish. I had never eaten a beet warm, or cooked as a side vegetable - only pickled cold like a dill. It was a trauma.
Now I eat 'em cooked though.