went to the farmers market yesterday, looking for my cow girl and butter, and i got beet instead! the gorgeous leaves made it to my brown rice lunch today while the beets will be juiced for ROSE’S heavenly CAKES: Rose Red Velvet Cake (page 83).
i don’t have a problem with using a full bottle of artificial red food coloring, in fact, i believe its chemical taste works magic with the total flavor profile for red velvet cake. i also like the fact that Rose’s recipe is very red in color. like i have said: if you go for red velvet, go all the way: use the artificial red food coloring, and more so make it very red.
but everything changed yesterday when i found this gorgeous plant: