Beet and Goat Cheese Tarts; the update — 8 Comments

  1. My beloved is terrified of my fridge because a) I hate throwing food out, b) he doubts my canning/pickling skills and c) he believes in “use by” dates with a passion. On the other hand, keeping chickens has made throwing out food (expecially elderly soups) much easier because it’s not waste, it’s just reuse. They make eggs and compost from it. So that’s been a relief.

  2. I know how you feel about food waste! I am also being extra conscious about it. This lovely tart is definitely a delicious way to use up the last of your beets! Just posted about fried rice I made with leftover duck confit 🙂

  3. I would love buy cooked beats at the store. And, yes, I am bad about wasting food, especially those in containers like you mentioned.

  4. Here we only find beets raw. I still love them. I’ve tried them with goat cheese in a salad with arugula and balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Yum.

  5. I ignore use by dates !! I hate waste and freeze everything, even milk, to avoid throwing food away. I compost, recycle and feed dogs any dodgy leftovers !!!

  6. Why oh why am I reading this in the middle of the night when it’s way too late to go into the kitchen and cook?! I’m drooling just thinking of these tarts. We have some goat cheese and old beets too but they’re not cooked. (I have a bad habit of buying beets for the greens – I love beet greens! – and then forgetting that the beets are languishing in the vegetable drawer. Luckily, as you say, beets last forever) We don’t have puff pastry though, but we do have butter and flour. So this tart won’t be ready for hours. Wwaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh! I want some beet and goat cheese tart NOW.

  7. Charlotte, good benefits from the chickens…. Too bad your hubs has so little faith LOL
    Joey, that fried rice looks delicious – thanks for the tip….
    Ina, thanks – and the beets were good!
    Pam, I’ve only rarely seen raw beets here – but piles of cooked!
    Lorette, you are so right.. Yum!
    manningroad, I’m getting much better at planning – and when I’m not, the dogs are happy! Did you know bottled water has a use-by date? How ridiculous!
    Elizabeth, we never see fresh beets, so no greens for us…. but, yes the beets and goat cheese are wonderful.