Friday, June 11, 2010

PINK SATURDAY IN MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD






Thank you to our hostess, Beverly for another fun Pink Saturday!






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My Pink Saturday starts off with fresh, hot coffee---black please---Starbuck's medium roast . When I go outside to get the newspaper, I'll admire my pink hydrangeas. Only one problem: they're supposed to be blue! (Check back for Blue Monday to see those)

Next on the agenda is a walk at the river with two of my friends. We do 3.2 miles every morning.

After that, I'll be heading to our local Farmer's Market for some fresh produce. I'm looking for beets and peaches. They're both kind of pink, if you use your imagination!

Here's the recipe for the salad that we're going to make for lunch.

Fresh Beet and Peach Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 beets, scrubbed
  • 1 bunch mache (lamb's lettuce), rinsed and dried
  • 1 bunch arugula, rinsed and dried
  • 2 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pistachio nuts, chopped
  • 1 (4 ounce) package goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup walnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Wrap each beet in two layers of aluminum foil, and place onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the beets are tender, about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  4. Allow the beets to cool slightly, then remove the skins.
  5. Let the beets cool to room temperature, or refrigerate until cold.
  6. Once cooled, thinly slice the beets.

Place the mache and arugula into a large mixing bowl. Add the sliced beets and peaches; sprinkle with the shallots, pistachios, and goat cheese. In a separate bowl, whisk together the walnut oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper until emulsified, and pour over the salad mixture. Toss well, and serve
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Since we've gotten some good exercise and we're eating a healthy lunch, don't you think we deserve a glass of pink champagne to go with our salad?




18 comments:

  1. This is a pretty perfect pink post! Have a great weekend pinklady! Anne

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  2. What a terrific pink post! Love the coffee maker and the pink sneakers. I think I need a pair of those for my morning walks.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. ~ Sarah

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  3. This post is darling and just oh so creative. I love it!
    hugs,
    Olivia

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  4. I must try this salad, it sounds delious. Thanks for sharing.
    Molly

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  5. The t shirt at the end made me chuckle! I ought to purchase that for my sister.

    The salad does sound delicious! I'm a big beet fan.

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  6. BTW, I just love the name of this blog! You would know, without reading a word on your profile, that you were from the south.

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  7. Debbie- We Southern girls can recognize each other, can't we? lol!

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  8. Love those walking shoes...and this salad, very different, thanks! Come say hi :D

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  9. Cute post, Tracy. Good for you walking 3.2 miles daily. I try to take Bailey to the park and I thing one time around is 1.5. Not as much as you, but better than nothing. Starting to get extremely sticky now though isn't it. Love the t-shirt. I need one of those.

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  10. Wonderful pink post. Your salad recipe looks TDF. I got peaches in this week's CSA box, so will go look for some beets at Fresh Market tomorrow. I'm anxious to try your recipe. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  11. Love that T-shirt. LOL

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  12. Beautiful salad~ although I'm not a beet fan...maybe if the pink glass of champagne is my reward for eating my beets, I can eat them. Love pink hydrangeas~ Fun pink post :-)

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  13. What a great post, thank you for sharing. I love Starbucks, we have one at Central Station in Amsterdam for a couple of months now...love it! Happy Pink Saturday! Esther XX

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  14. Hydrangeas are such a beautiful flower. I'd take a pink coffee pot any day, but the hubby, don't know if he'd like it. Hope you had a wonderful Pink Saturday.

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  15. Hi Tracy...is it too late to add aluminum sulfate?! I have some pink ones coming up right next to blue. Love the watercolor of the espresso machine, and pink champagne! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Trish

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  16. Well, I need to get move veggie servings I see. LOL. Love those tennis shoes.
    Happy PS.

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  17. Really great PINKS!! The salad sounds yummy! I will try it! Thanks!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  18. I loved this pink post...Ahhhhh,Pink Champange..a lovely salad...and ummmmm, that veggie sure sounds good.. :).
    Happy belated Pinks..

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