One of my favorite recipes is oven-roasted beets and potatoes, au gratin I suppose. It's one of those things that goes with summer. Fresh potatoes from the garden, beets from the organic grower across the river, local cheese, some rosemary from the back yard. You can eat local. And it's dead easy, too: take a pound of beets and a pound of potatoes, some olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary and 150g of cheese (perhaps a cheddar, although I would personally recommend Tynetaler boerengatenkaas, but then I'm picky about cheese); slice the veggies and layer them in an oven dish, adding a little of the oil, salt, pepper and rosemary to each layer. Top with grated cheese and stick in in the oven at 150 degrees C for an hour or more, until nice and soft. While it's in the oven, you can write blog entries :)