Cause for Celebration

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:

Sunshine at Brewed Awakening

It lights up houses and hills:

Blue Skies

And it melts snow:

Picnic Season Slowly Approaches

To celebrate this unusual but equally welcome sunshine I made a dish with its own sunny disposition:

Color Me Happy: Roasted Beets and Citrus with Feta

After all, a sunny day pairs perfectly with a transition salad filled with generous helpings of citrus, baby spinach, feta, and these:

Can't Beat a Beet

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:

Still Life with Citrus

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!


One Comment on “Cause for Celebration”

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