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May 10, 2013


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Alicia (foodycat)

What a complex combination of flavours! They sound wonderful.

Simona Carini

Hi Alicia. The first time I made them I was worried the combination would not work, but it does.


Simona, you are intrepid when it comes to flavors--I am in awe of your bold and unusual combinations. These are a 'must try.' I also love your quantities--I often balk at making scones because there are too many and I will end up eating too many (but then again, that's what the freezer is for.) I agree, now that the weather is fine, the pull is out of doors, not inside photographing food!

Johanna GGG

your scones look beautiful - beetroot really adds such gorgeous colour - and I love your flour combination

Simona Carini

Thank you, Sally, for your kind words. The recipe makes a nice-sized batch of scones and freezing some is also a way of avoiding eating too many ;)

Thank you, Johanna. I like mixing flours and in particular adding a bit of whole grains to my baked goods.


I can't believe I missed this post. I love that it's made with beets. Thanks, too, for the other suggestions to use beets. You know I love them. :)


I'm always looking for new things to do with beets because I am such a sucker for beet greens and buy beets whenever I see them with greens attached. (We immediately cook the greens and the beets themselves tend to multiply in the fridge.) I would never have thought to put beets in scones! With pistachios and apple too. Very nice.

Simona Carini

Ciao Paz. I am always glad to read you like my suggestions. Red beets are a great ingredient, quite versatile, so it is fun to come up with ways to use them. Plus, they are good for us.

Thank you, Elizabeth. I like beet greens too. I had to chuckle at the image you paint of you refrigerator overflowing with beets ;) Sometimes at the farmers' market, I ask for extra greens: they are from people who ask the farmer to cut off the greens from their bunch of beets. Maybe you've already explored this option, but just in case...


Hello Simona!
Thank you so much again for being a blogger of the day on our site! We wanted to send a quick note to let you know we are currently hosting a recipe contest in search of the best apple recipe. This recipe would be a great contender! The contest ends 10/10/2013. If you are interested in competing, visit our site to share your favorite apple recipe for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD!


Simona Carini

Hi Lydia. It was my pleasure. I saw the announcement of the contest and it is my plan to participate, though I have not yet selected a recipe to submit. Thanks for stopping by :)

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