Of all the animals of prey, man is the only sociable one.
Every one of us preys upon his neighbour, and yet we herd together.
The Beggar's Opera: John Gay

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

I damn' well hope it can!

From - where else? - the Daily Mail:

Boom time for beetroot, the new superfood: Sales up 20% in four years after claims root vegetable can help treat bloody pressure and boost athletic performance


  1. I've been meaning to get back into beetroot but one meal of it and the rest goes to waste. Not an easy veg to fall in love with.

  2. We eat lots of beetroot but I sprinkle salt on it in spite of all the bloody pressure to cut down.

  3. I'm very partial to a nicely-cooked beetroot but the Spouse has recently become a fan of raw beetroot juice, which is quite another matter.

    "An interesting bouquet; very earthy! I'm getting...cellar floor and..hmmm...compost and overtones of damp canvas with, perhaps, just the merest hint of earwig."