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This is a delicious side dish which is also very pretty.  These beets are sweet, as their name implies, and decorative, like Victorian stencilling.  Slice them horizontally to see the concentric pink and cream circles.  These organic beets are from Killdeer Farm.

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Dolce di Chioggia and Carrots

a small side for 4

Slice 8-10 Dolce di Chioggia beets 2 mm. thin–or even thinner if you have a mandoline.
Slice carrots on the diagonal to the same width.
Melt 1-2 tbs. butter in a large saute pan.
Slide in the beets and carrots and saute on high for a minute, then reduce heat and cover. Season with salt and pepper.  Cook over low-moderate heat until fork-tender.
Toss in a splash of red or white wine vinegar and a handful of chopped parsley.

Serve as a side with grilled chicken.

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