After these observations, is it very disturbing of me to say that I am really liking both of these veggies? We made really tasty veggie burgers and a beet-pear-avocado carpaccio using the beets and, despite being a very recent beet convert, I was somehow introduced last weekend as "This is Christine... she really likes beets". The sunchokes are divine when eaten hot off the grill- slice them, wrap them in foil with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, pepper and a clove of garlic. They are so good if you can get yourself to stop thinking about little Ben Button when you eat them.
(My post on the delights of a Swiss Chard Quiche is up on From Scratch Club today. Check it.)