I ♥ BEETS! 😉
And the simple marinated beet salad (see recipe below) featured in my cookbook:
and is one of my fav ways to prepare and enjoy them. 🙂
Beet and Fresh Dill Layered Salad
A flavorful marinated salad, especially good to make when garden dill and beets are at their peak. Keeps for several days, covered in the refrigerator. A perfect side dish with all kinds of main dishes. Adds a brilliant color contrast on your plate too. Serves 6.
12 medium fresh (preferred) beets: precooked, peeled and cut into thin circles (or use equivalent amount of whole canned beets with no salt added, thoroughly rinsed and drained, then sliced)
1 medium red Bermuda onion, thinly sliced in rings
3 -4 T. chopped fresh dill-weed
Red Wine Marinade:
1/3 C. extra-virgin olive oil
5 T. red wine vinegar
1 teas. Mrs. Dash Original Blend Seasoning
1/2- 1 teas. sea salt
½ teas. freshly-ground black pepper
In a large bowl (that has a secure cover) layer 1/3 of the sliced beets, topped by ½ of the onion rings, then ½ of the dill-weed. Repeat layers, ending with the last 1/3 of the beets on top.
Combine marinade ingredients in a jar and shake thoroughly. Pour over vegetables, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Shake container gently to re-distribute marinade evenly before serving, especially if storing for a longer period of time.
Last night, I made this beet salad, along with an orzo salad for supper. It was soooo good. 🙂
I also like to serve this with my: German Sauerkraut Feast (click to enjoy that slow cooker recipe).
If you ♥ beets too, you might want to give this one a try! 😉
….let me count the ways! 😉
I know there are people who don’t like chocolate but I’m NOT one of them.
I L-O-V-E all things chocolate!!!
How about you? Are you a chocoholic or can you give it a pass?
These days, if at all possible, it’s organic cocoa and chocolate, as my first choice.
And here are some of my fav chocolate treats, with recipe/review links where applicable:
And a foodie haiku as a bonus!
You can make these in no time at all and again, great with or without frosting!
SUPER EASY to Make and Oh So Good!
Perfect for Valentine’s or any day of the year. 😉
For instant chocolate gratification, just unwrap and savor!!!
What’s your fav chocolate treat?
Have a Great Day and Happy Baking (if you are) 😉
This summer “Cheddie post” from the archives came to mind this morning.
Hope it brings a smile to your day. 😉
“Salad Season” is definitely here again! 😉
Thought this would be a good time to share this recipe post again from the Veggies…archives, featuring 4 of my all-time fav salads.
What is your favorite salad?
Happy Cooking and Weekend! G
For me when it comes to food, nothing says SUMMER like a beautiful, fresh SALAD! 🙂
Here are some of my fav salads from the Veggie archives.
Hope you enjoy one or all of them soon.
(this post includes some handy tips for salad do’s and don’ts)
(a winner in one of my recipe contests! so delish)
(if you like fresh dill, try this one for sure)
(from a recent post, in case you missed it. I ♥ this salad!)
What is your favorite summer salad/food/recipe?
If you can, do share a link.
Happy Summer, it’s almost here! 🙂
This is one of the most popular posts recently at Veggies….and on a consistent basis, with 1000’s of hits to date.
In case you’ve been looking for that perfect baby hat to make , hopefully this list will give you some inspiration!
I still think they are all “oh so cute”. 😉
Have a great day and happy crafting! G
I want to make a couple of baby hats for friends who are recent grans, for the first time.
Of course, the hats are actually for the babies, not my friends. LOL
I’ve been looking at some knitting blogs in search of those oh, so fun baby hat patterns that are “transformed” into things like strawberries, pumpkins…and found this post.
I thought it was very helpful and so nice that this blogger atChemKnits took the time to assemble all these patterns in just one post.
In case you’ve never seen one of these hats, here’s a photo of one fromFlickr
So adorable I think!
And the only time in life any of us would actually look cute wearing a fruit or veggie hat. 🙂
I guess the guys who wear real hollowed-out watermelons at football games would tend to disagree. LOL 😉
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….let me count the ways! 😉
-I ♥ how many types of recipes I can make in it.
-I ♥ how I can “set it and forget it” and free up time to do something else.
-I ♥ the oh-so-tasty and consistently good results.
-I ♥ that it’s energy efficient.
-I ♥ that foods cooked in a slow cooker are often healthier than when using other types of cooking methods.
– I love cooking once and enjoy twice. There’s usually plenty of yummy leftovers.
the list goes on and on!
Here’s my review of the Hamilton Beach 6 QT. slow cooker that I use all the time, pictured above. 🙂
And some of my fav slow cooker recipes for you to enjoy too!
-Moroccan Vegetable Stew with Fragrant Orange Basmati Rice (from the Groovy Green Kitchen Volume I)
-Southern Nights Slow Cooker Veggie-Sausage Gumbo(sample recipe from the Groovy Green Kitchen II)
PS: I’m on the home stretch for the Groovy Green Kitchen II! Will be available at Amazon by the end of February. 🙂
Do you have a slow cooker? Do you ♥ yours too? Any fav recipes to share?
Happy SLOW Cooking! 😉