Vinegared Beets Nested in Greens

(From our bible, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.)

-Remove the greens from a bunch of beets. 

-Scrub the beets and steam them until tender, about 20-25 minutes.

-Rinse the beets under cold water and slip the skins. Set aside.

-Wash the greens and steam them until tender, about 5 minutes.

-Toss the cooked greens with 1 TBS butter and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. 

-Arrange them in a nest on a plate.

-Heat the beets with another TBS butter, a finely chopped clove of fresh garlic and a pinch of salt. 

-Add 2 tsp Balsamic vinegar and shake the pan until the vinegar evaporates. 

-Spoon the beets into the center of the greens and serve.