June 15, 2012
One of our old neighbors in CA was from Russia. Our daughters became good friends and we use to get together so the girls could play and we would talk about food and cooking. She was a vegetarian and an amazing gardener. At one of her daughters birthday parties, she made a beet salad for all the Mom's. I can still see the look of fear on all the other Mom's faces, it was so funny. You could just see them waiting for the caesar or pasta salad option, nope... just beet and onion salad. I felt so bad for my friend who had enough of this stuff to feed an army. I took my portion like a good friend would and ate as much as I could to be polite.
Needless to say, I knew this was not going to be a recipe for me. Thank goodness for my day job is all I can say. I made it for my little group of seniors and they loved it.