We’ve been roasting and peeling a lot of beets lately in the Sunset Test Kitchen for an upcoming story on yogurt with cookbook author Janet Fletcher. I was looking like a victim of a horrible accident until our photo session at Janet's house, when she showed me the best trick ever for removing beet stains from your hands.
Add baking soda and a little water, rub vigorously, then rinse and repeat.
The baking soda works so much better than lemon juice (my usual remedy), and is way more eco-friendly than disposable gloves. Thanks, Janet!