Friends, welcome to the weekend! This was one of my favourite weeks of the entire year. I’m blessed with some amazing girlfriends who fly out every December so that we can spend several days together for Christmas. We’ve had so much fun and the icing on this perfect week is the fact that I have two of my brothers here now for the weekend. Here’s to more great food, loads of laughter, and all the Christmas memories.
On the Blogs This Week: If you’d told me a few years ago just how delicious roasted beets could be, I wouldn’t have believed it. What about now though? They are great to have in the refrigerator. Roasted goldenbeets have a sweet and earthy flavor. Roasting beets intensifies the vibrant yellow color, and they have a mildly caramelized flavor. They’re a great side dish on their own and can be dressed up with a drizzle of balsamic or a bit of olive oil and herbs.
Those sweet roasted beets are combined with peppery arugula and then tossed with creamy goat cheese and crunchy walnuts to make the golden beet salad that I can’t stop eating. Drizzled with a vinaigrette or a balsamic glaze, it’s a vibrantly colorful and flavorful salad that I love.
Sea Salt Pecan Toffee…