Wednesday, January 30, 2013


It's a funny vegetable, silverbeet.
It's full of all the vitamins and minerals you know you need - especially magnesium which is not much in evidence in our NZ soils - but it's not particularly tasty on its own.

I grow - from 6 seedlings - more than I can eat, so this is one of those vegetables I give away in great bundles.

My favourite way of eating it is to boil a potato in its skin, adding a couple of decent sized silverbeet leaves in the last couple of minutes.  I strain it, add a small piece of butter (that's actually butter. Not any sort of margarine or non-dairy spread...) and mash.  It's my new 'must have with dinner' creation! Maybe a bit rustic looking, but tasty. I don't use salt, but if you do, I guess you might add a little of that as well.