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This Is the Easiest Way to Prepare Beets

I used to hate beets, but I couldn’t tell you why. “They taste like sweet dirt,” I would say, as if that were a bad thing. The truth is, the earthy sweetness of a beet is delightful, perfect for summer salads and simple sides. A beet is, however, kind of…

Make Pickle Salt With Dill Stems And Vinegar

Make Pickle Salt With Dill Stems And Vinegar

People seek out dill for its feathery, fragrant leaves, while the crunchy stems are largely ignored. They don’t have as much flavour as their leafy counterparts but, when pulverised and mixed with salt, you get a green, vegetal, pleasantly dill-scented salt. Combine that with a little powdered vinegar (sodium acetate),…