Tonight is Raclette night. I love Raclette! Why? Because it is a cornerstone of a relaxing family dinner! You have to take your time to eat, wait for your cheese to melt before you can enjoy your next bite. Also, I like Raclette night because I can give it a theme! So tonight’s theme is Belgium … more or less 🙂 I was lucky to find fresh Brussels sprouts on a stalk in our local store today. Usually, they are packaged in a small box, and then they are often dry. When you buy them on a stalk, they have more juice, and I find they taste less bitter. So, with Brussels sprouts and some Belgian beer, our Raclette night got a new theme!
Beets! I just love beets: in homemade juices, in soups, in salads and even as a food colorant to make the pink frosting on cupcakes. They are sweet, beautiful and very good for our health! This Russian beet salad recipe was given to me by my father-in-law, and I make this salad every week starting in late fall until the end of winter. That’s when the beets taste the best! Continue reading