Cause for CelebrationPosted: March 16, 2011
In Corner Brook sunshine is cause for celebration. Every so often, after days of rain, snow and grey, the city is transformed.
Sunshine streams through café windows:
It lights up houses and hills:
And it melts snow:
To celebrate this unusual but equally welcome sunshine I made a dish with its own sunny disposition:
After all, a sunny day pairs perfectly with a transition salad filled with generous helpings of citrus, baby spinach, feta, and these:
Beets! I trimmed about 8 of them and tossed them in olive oil. Then I wrapped each one in tinfoil and roasted them in the oven for about an hour:
Then I unwrapped, peeled, and chopped them:
And grated the zest from two grapefruits and two tangerines:
I added the zest to a bowl and whisked together 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon honey, and 1/3 cup olive oil.
Then I segmented and tossed the fruit in a bowl and added a generous bunch of baby spinach. I chopped the beets, crumbled some feta, and drizzled the dressing over the lot. The result?
Sunshine on my plate!