Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Embrace The Season- Beet Salad -1

Summer is over, autumn too is nearly gone. With the changing of seasons means that the produce of summer also had ended. Here where I live the natives try to buy locally. And with this means the change of diet as winter comes.

The veges that will last the winter are those that can be kept in cellars and will still be able to add a bit of color and some vitamins to our daily diets.

I have decided to share some of these veges with you and some recipes to help each of embrace the changing of the seasons and eat more healthy by using locally grown veges.

I never ate many beets growing up in the USA, but here they are cheap and popular.

This salad is one that I am fond of here, it is fast, easy and even my kids love it and ask for more. I typically boil 4 medium size beets, which will last a couple of days and a couple of salads.

Beet Salad- Serves 2-4

2 medium size beets- boiled and peeled.
1-2 cloves of garlic-depending on how much you like garlic.
1-2 T. mayonnaise
salt and pepper


Boil the beets until tender. Peel them when cool, their peels slip off very easily without even using a knife. Grate the beets with a course grater. Finely grate or chop the garlic. Add mayo and salt and pepper. Stir and season to taste.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hot Peppers- Pickled.

Wanting some spice in my diet to remind me of home, and have a bit more than the bland cuisine here I got some seeds this spring and planted some hot peppers. My peppers ended up being very productive in our new green house and I had a TON of hot peppers.

So to please my husband and work up the peppers I decided to try pickling them.

We were very pleased with the results, and the visitors we have had have been enjoying popping these at times. ( A nice challenge for the male guest. Women here don't seem to go for the spicy things).

I got the recipe HERE

But as you can see I made a few changes, because I didn't cut my peppers and I used at least 3 cloves of garlic per jar.

Add some spice and zip to your life this winter.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wedding Cake

Last weekend I got to make my brother's wedding cake