Tired of the same old salad?
Skip the tomatoes (they’re not in season yet, anyway) and add beets!
A restaurant that we went to often in Minneapolis was famous for its house salad. It had pickled beets in it.
I’ve always love pickled beets.
I can’t buy them here, of course, but I can buy cooked, whole beets.
I’ve figured out a quick way of making Pickled Beets, which I do often. It takes about 10 minutes.
Even more quickly, for this salad, just heat the sliced, cooked beets in 3 tbs Balsamic vinegar with 1 tsp sugar. Let them marinate while you make the salad. Drain before adding.
Salad with Pickled Beets and Feta Cheese
Total time: 10 minutes
- 1 small head Romaine or other lettuce
- 2 tbs fresh basil leaves
- 6oz (180gr) pickled beets
- 2oz (60gr) feta, crumbled
- Creamy Yogurt Dressing:
- 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
- 1 tbs white Balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbs good olive oil
- Combine all ingredients for dressing and whisk well.
- Put lettuce in a salad bowl and add half of the dressing.
- Toss well to coat. Taste, add more dressing if needed
- Add beets, feta, combine and serve.
I learned something today.
I was reading an interesting bit in a newspaper today….. About vaccinating children.
It was in the Q & A section of an English language French newspaper.
Someone wrote in, saying that they were thinking about moving to France. They wanted to know if they had to have their children vaccinated
Apparently, they were more concerned about their children being vaccinated then they were about their children getting the diseases the vaccines prevent.
I have to admit I don’t understand that position at all. I have this silly tendency of believing the actual research by actual scientists…..
Anyway, I thought I would share a summary of the answer to the question:
In France, refusing to vaccinate a child will result in six months in prison and a 3,750.00 euro fine (app $4,000.00).
Further, it might come under the Penal Code which results in two years in prison and a 30,000.00 euro fine for ‘compromising the health and safety, morals or education’ of their children by not doing their legal duty.
On the one hand, France takes great care to ensure the health and well-being of all its residents.
On the other hand, no one will call Child Protective Services on a parent who allows their child to walk home alone from school.
That explains why the docs all look so appalled when I tell them that I don’t have a vaccination book. All French people do.
I assure them that my childhood vaccinations are all in order. They make sure that my adult vaccinations remain so.