Red Endive Salad; mini computers?

Just because we eat with the seasons doesn’t mean we don’t have salads in winter. It just means we have different salads.

The delicate lettuces of spring don’t seem right when we have fires burning and it’s cold outside.

But the brightly colored endive that appears this time of year looks rather festive.

Thus another Winter Salad is born.

One of the stranger things in the supermarkets here are the pre-cooked, sous-vide packaged red beets (beetroot for the Brits). I have rarely seen them raw but these packaged beets are great. They’re fully cooked, peeled, and have a fridge life of several months. They’re a perfect ‘last-resort’ vegetable to always have on hand.

They are also great in salads.

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Red Endive Salad

Red endive, beets, cheddar, and walnuts make this a quick, healthy salad for winter

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad


  • 2 red endive, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium cooked red beetroot, roughly chopped
  • 10 walnut halves
  • 1oz (30gr) sharp white cheddar, crumbled
  • 1 tbs Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbs good olive oil
  • a few olives for garnish


  • In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar and mustard.
  • Slowly add olive oil, whisking constantly until vinaigrette is thick.
  • Add endive, beets, and toss well to coat.
  • Divide salad onto 2 plates, top with walnuts, cheddar. and serve. 


If you don’t have access to cooked beets, use pickled beets, sliced into strips.
The more common green endive can bu substituted for the red.

Keywords: winter salad, red endive, red beets

Red Endive & Beet Salad

The saga of me vs the smart TVs is coming to a close.

As is typical, the solution was to throw more money at the problem.

The casting app I was supposed to use, that was a part of the tv, didn’t work for what I wanted to do.

I bought a casting dongle…. Problem solved.

The splitter I bought at the same time as the tv, after extensive discussions with the ‘expert’ in the store, explaining that I wanted to split 1 source to 2 tvs, didn’t work.

It’s an input splitter – allowing 2 sources to 1 tv.

I need an output splitter. The expert should have known that.

Amazon will be delivering the output splitter tomorrow.

I try to buy local but sometimes they make it really, really hard.

Now I’m looking at computers. My computer guy, who understood both me and computers…. and understood that I understood computers, retired and moved to Peru. He built my last 2 computers for me. I haven’t bought a factory desktop in 20 years….

I’m looking at mini computers (to replace my desktop)…. Any opinions?

2 thoughts on “Red Endive Salad; mini computers?”

  1. I have no advice to give you as far as an actual computer goes. I’ve used a laptop for years now and I back up to three different cloud services and one external hard drive. If I have a lot of typing to do, I sit at the table and use a Logitech bluetooth keyboard just because it’s more comfortable for me. I like the portability. I can sit at said table, sit on the deck or the front porch…I’m not stuck in one room anymore.

    It will be time again soon to replace my laptop which makes me so sad because Toshiba doesn’t make them anymore.

    Your salad looks lovely and we really like beets. I’ve usually pickled and canned mine, but this year was so off on the timing for veggies that I missed both the beet window and also cabbage for sauerkraut window when both are dirt cheap. 🙁

    • I hate it when I miss a harvest opportunity ! Toshiba is done, eh? I really like my desktop. I have a tablet for roaming around but for actual work I like my desk. Still exploring options….

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