|Fresh mint from our potager makes a delicious after dinner tea and read below for something I just learned today.|
A simple salad of cooked beets — I buy them at the market cooked and ready to peel — is one of our standard lunch or dinner entrées in the winter. After peeling I simply cut them into bite-size pieces and spoon on one tablespoon of my vinaigrette.
Today our lovely housekeeper arrived, saw me preparing the salad, ran outside and plucked a handful of fresh mint from the garden. She then proceeded to cut it up into tiny bits and sprinkled them over the beets.
It changed everything. She is a brilliant cook and has the most creative ways of making the most mundane ingredients come alive with unexpected zing. She has taught me how to make some delicious meals.
If you like beet salads, I highly recommend you try adding fresh mint. It’s absolutely delicious and raises the bar from every day to gourmet.