"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Discuss Cooking Community Forums > New Member Introductions!
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-10-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
desertwillow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Roswell, NM
Posts: 25
Howdy

I'm Stephanie, and I just found this website yesterday while Googling for what beets taste like (yep, I've never had a beet!)

I'm a single mother who is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle (on a budget!) and finding new ways to make healthy meet tasty. I figured a cooking forum would be a good place to start! My other passions are macro photography and exotic animals - my daughter and I keep them as pets and breed them.

Looking forward to browsing around and getting hungry

desertwillow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
Master Chef
 
Snip 13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Brakpan, South Africa
Posts: 5,586
Hi there Stephanie :)
Welcome to DC!!! Hope you love it here as much as I do.
__________________
Odette
"I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass."

"I hear voices and they don't like you "
Snip 13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 12:00 PM   #3
Head Chef
 
Josie1945's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sunny Central Florida
Posts: 2,374
Hi Stephanie,
Welcome to DC.

Josie
__________________
Practice Random Acts of Kindness ( RAK ) Makes you feel great too
Josie1945 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: va by way of upstate ny
Posts: 4,428
hi stephanie, welcome to our friendly foodie forum! i named my daughter 'stephanie' so i like you already.:) make yourself at home, and join in any place....
vitauta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 01:31 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 13,466
Hi Stephanie and welcome to DC. Some describe beets as having an earthy flavor. I love beets. The smaller beets will have less of an "earthy" flavor. Golden beets also have a milder flavor but are usually more expensive (unless you plant your own).
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
https://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 06:00 PM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 25,046
Welcome to DC!
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
Executive Chef
 
chopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,199
Welcome! IMHO you are not missing anything by not trying beets! Yuck!
__________________
No matter where I serve my guests, it seems they like my kitchen best!
chopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 08:33 PM   #8
Executive Chef
 
Hoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The edge of the Great Dismal Swamp
Posts: 3,306
Howdy back!
Welcome to D.C.!
__________________
I used to be a racist, but I don't have much interest in it since Dale Earnhardt got killed.
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Good judgement comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgement.
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 15,060
Welcome Stephanie! Hope you have fun here at DC!
__________________
"Let things taste of what they are." ~ Alice Waters
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 11:19 PM   #10
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 895
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20130410_221753.jpg
Views:	179
Size:	99.0 KB
ID:	17669
jharris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 05:18 AM   #11
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kylie1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 13,114
Hello and welcome!
__________________
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt
Kylie1969 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 05:27 AM   #12
Head Chef
 
letscook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The Finger Lakes of NY
Posts: 2,048
Welcome
Before you make a final decision on beets, try them several different ways
I didn't like canned beets at first (many years ago), But then I had then pickled and Harvard. I even had them roasted. I soon grew to love them any way. My favorite are the baby beets. Moe tender and lots of flavor.
__________________
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching
letscook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 02:42 PM   #13
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 15,060
I definitely agree with the roasting letscook. The roasting sweetens the taste of most vegetables and the carmelization adds a whole other dimention. Roasting even works to get DH to eat asparagus, a veggie he tires of after the first serving of the year.
__________________
"Let things taste of what they are." ~ Alice Waters
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2013, 04:25 PM   #14
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 3,096
Welcome to DC - by far the BEST place on the web I've found. This place is full of experts, rookies and everything in between. The chatter is not limited to food either .. not much here we don't talk about. Mostly it's a fun place to be. Love your little pooch picture !
MrsLMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 03:24 PM   #15
Senior Cook
 
ahoymatey2013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pa
Posts: 233
Hello fellow newbee! I'm also new & this place has a lot of info.

I never tried to roast beets, I usually eat as much stuff as I can as bland & plain as I can to help keep weight off so I usually just boil my beets, slice them & eat them plain. I'd rather add stuff to my side dishes to make up for the bland of my veggies.
ahoymatey2013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 06:04 PM   #16
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 15,060
Then you really should try them roasted ahoymatey. So much more flavorful, nothing plain about them. You don't need to do anything to them unless you want to put a little olive oil on them before you roast them. They are perfect out of the oven! Himself would rather eat beets pickled than boiled but he really enjoys them roasted.
__________________
"Let things taste of what they are." ~ Alice Waters
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 07:57 PM   #17
Senior Cook
 
ahoymatey2013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Pa
Posts: 233
I'm definitely going to try them, I have some planted in my garden so it's only a matter of time until I will be eating them fresh! Yum.
ahoymatey2013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

« Hey | New Member »
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.