just posted this on another board - so apologize in advance.
I bought at the farmer's market today some fresh beets - on the stems, with their leaves. I don't really know how to cook them - have been reading different recipes on line. BUt now I just read about cutting off the stems fairly soon after buying them, even if I am not preparing the beets as the stems will dry out the beets? In this case, I also read about using the leaves. Does this mean just the greens at the tops? And then do I discard the thicker red stalks?