Thursday, August 21, 2008

Locally-Grown Tasting Menu – Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese and Candied Walnuts

As a child, I was always suspicious of beets. Now, I’m head-over-heels in love with the bold and brazen scarlet-purple bulbs. These organic beets from Sophia Garden are roasted with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper for about an hour in a 400 degree oven. They are a perfect marriage with fresh-picked greens, goat cheese, candied walnuts and a light vinaigrette. Amore!

While I take a brief holiday from blogging, I’m offering up a tasting menu of some of my creations from the organic produce grown at Sophia Garden. Enjoy the bounty of summer, and I’ll be back soon.

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Anonymous said...

I've never had fresh beets until a few years ago. I always thought they came in a can. Enjoy your vacation...hmmmn...I wonder where you are going ;D!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I want those beets. Really. They look absolutely beautiful in that photo -- nicely done!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Have fun on your event, my friend. And beets remind me greatly of my mom!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I adore fresh beets and haven't had them since the spring. Now, I'm craving some thanks to this lovely dish.