Beats

Beats

basil

Fresh Beats

Beats

At Simple Riches we are growing golden and purple beets. They both have a sweet, earthy flavour, with golden beets being slightly milder in
earthiness. Beets are an excellent source of vitamin C, folate, potassium
and fiber and can be prepared in so many different ways! Try pairing
roasted beets with goat cheese, pumpkin seeds and balsamic vinaigrette. The dressing is in the recipe below is addictive! Beet greens can be used in salads or prepared as kale or chard.

Purple beets are a classic pickling beet. Both types of beets are great raw and shredded into salads and noodle bowls. Beet greens can be used in salads or prepared as kale or chard
would be

Storage

Store beet greens separately in a sealed
container in the fridge. Beet roots can be
stored in a sealed container in the fridge or
in a root cellar. Beets can also be frozen
after being cooked.

Beans

Beans

basil

Fresh Beans

Beans

Long pods housing delicious, crunchy, fresh beans. Try roasting, pan frying
or steaming them. They pair well with garlic, onions, shallots, tomatoes
and many other vegetables! Beans can be added raw to salads (potato
salad is common) or cooked as a side. Beans are often cooked with butter,
olive oil, garlic, Parmesan or lemon flavours

Storage

Beans should store for a week if kept in a sealed container in the fridge. Wash the beans just before using.

Basil

Basil

basil

Aromatic herb

Basil

A popular and very aromatic herb used in a wide range of dishes. Basil is
very often used in pesto. I have often substituted pine nuts for sunflower
seeds, almonds or event walnuts!

Storage

Basil is a soft herb that keeps best with its
stems in a jar of water and on your kitchen
counter. The leaves will turn black/brown if
kept in the fridge! Be sure to give it a rinse
before you eat it. Basil can be frozen in
olive oil, pesto or blanched and frozen. I’ve
had great success freezing ice cube trays
of pesto to use year-round.

Arugula

Arugula

Arugula

Baby Arugula leaves

Arugula

Baby Arugula leaves are delicious, peppery greens that can be enjoyed in
salads and on sandwiches and pizzas, or even made into pesto! If you
haven’t already, try arugula in a salad with pear, walnuts, Parmesan and a
lemony vinaigrette.

Storage

Most greens will last 7-10 days if stored
properly in the fridge in a sealed container.
Some suggest putting a dry paper towel
sheet in with the greens to absorb extra
moisture. If you will eat your greens within
the first few days, no need to do this.