This is week 3 of me posting without a camera. I’ve actually ordered a new one but it is not scheduled to arrive for several weeks. I can’t tell you how tempted I am to take a break from French Fridays with Dorie and come back when my camera arrives. It feels somehow pointless posting about food with no accompanying pictures. Heck, I’m the first one to complain about a cookbook without pictures in it. But that’s life isn’t it? And I guess that’s blogging too. Sometimes your camera gets stolen and you have to carry on without it. So, moving on.
This week’s FFwD Dorie recipe is Lime and Honey Beet Salad. As I may have mentioned before, I absolutely love beets, and I especially love the pre-cooked beets that they sell here in the markets. You can also buy them in the supermarkets vacuum packed. They are not canned or pickled or anything, and they will not keep a particularly long time. I just love the convenience of them. It made this week’s recipe a snap. I think it took me all of 10 minutes to throw together. I tried the salad right after it was finished and then again after Dorie’s recommended 2 hour wait and I can confirm that it made a big difference in the flavor. Guess that Dorie knows a thing or two.
She certainly knows her salads, I think I’ve liked most of the recipes in that section and this one was an easy winner in my house. Very few ingredients, very little prep work, very tasty. And healthy too! The kind of recipe which is destined to make many more appearances.
Those pre-cooked beets really would make things easier. I forgot all about this recipe until right now, so I’ll run to the store for the ingredients in the morning. Wish I had a pre-cooked, un-canned beet to buy. Glad this one was a hit for you. I don’t expect to feel strongly about it one way or the other.
Rose, I am glad that you liked the beet salad. I have not made it yet but it does sound like an interesting recipe.
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Always glad to hear from you – with our without pictures 🙂
Glad you enjoyed. Have a great weekend.
Yes it totally tasted better after a little time in the fridge. This one was a winner, huh? 🙂
Where have I been, I did not know that you could buy pre-cooked beets. The only time I
purchased beets were the pickled beets at the deli counter. This was a good recipe
although I think I would have skipped the addition of the dill which I did not like one bit.
Glad that you enjoyed this, it definitely had to be chilled.
Good luck with your camera! I hope it arrives soon! If it makes you feel better, I’m due to have my second baby any time now, and I will probably take a month off of FFWD and TWD when that happens. It’s commendable that you would post even without pictures! I have a couple posts that I have made but forgot to take pictures and waiting to make again before I post … but you never know! LOL! Great job!
It must be a European thing to have fresh cooked beets that are vaccum packed like this because that is what I found also!
I’m glad you did the timed taste-test. Most times, foods do taste better if allowed to sit. The problem is waiting!
Envious that you can buy cooked beets so easily, sigh. Preparing beets is probably one of the bane of my CSA existence. So sorry that your camera got stolen and has to endure the long wait for a new one. I can’t even imagine how I would blog without photos. Hope it’ll arrive at your doorstep soon!
I’ve been behind on reading blogs this month, so I’m sorry to hear about your camera. Glad that you are carrying with FFwD in the meantime. I LOVE beets too. I’ve never seen the precooked kind (I’m guessing they are peeled too?), but I’ve found it easy to roast them in the morning before work and then chill for the day, peeling before dinner. I enjoyed the flavors of this one, more than I expected.
I didn’t even know that pre-cooked beets were available in grocery stores until you mentioned it in your comment on my blog. I just have never noticed them, but I will be looking out for them now, for sure. I’m glad you enjoyed your salad.
I found this recipe tasted even better the second day. Hopefully your new camera arrives soon. That kind of thing is so frustrating. I’m impressed that you’re writing without it!
No photos presents an interesting challenge for a food blog doesn’t it! lol. I may have to give that a try while others do their wordless posts. I enjoyed this one but I don’t know what someone would have to do to beets for me not to like them.
Happy that you liked this (and that you’re hanging in sans-camera). I used the pre-cooked beets, which made it a super-easy dish.
Please don’t drop out until your camera arrives. We like hearing from you every week, with or without pictures. It lets us know that you are okay and hanging in there. (Which I might not have had this happen to me.) I love the pre-cooked beets also but decided to do the whole deal this week – 102 degrees temperature in Nevada and I’m roasting beets in the oven. I must be out of my mind. Aren’t you excited to get your hands on a brand new camera? It will be worth the wait, I am sure.
It’s always fun to read your posts (whether or not there are pictures). I’m really glad you liked this recipe. It’s hard to beat anything that takes 10 minutes, is healthy, and tastes good.
Rose, I agree with Mary…I love reading your lovely blog with or without photos! So glad you enjoyed this salad. I thought it was delicious…and much better the longer it marinated! I also used the pre-cooked beets from our produce dept. Such a wonderful convenience! Have a great week!
I wish we had the vacuum packed beets here – it does sound convenient. I actually enjoy focussing on your words, so sans photos is no problem with me.
I love beetroot! I can’t believe how many weeks I’ve missed! I thought 2-3 tops! I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts!