Best when fresh, heavy and firm.
It's flavour a rich, earthy, sweetness.
A deep, beautiful red colour.
Half of this boiled beetroot went on into the oven, with fresh thyme and olive oil.
The other half was diced to eat with goat cheese & spinach leaves.
I use the bright red water to add to my henna - to dye my hair.
Ours was from the farmer's market.
While there, we also bought seedlings to grow our own.
After mixing my hair dye, I added vinegar and a little more hot water to the pot.
I popped in a piece of washed, undyed felt and left it boiling until exhausted.
(all of the colour had been taken into the felt.)
The result - this beautiful piece of felt pictured.
With subtle pink and peach, variegated hues.