Once I met a woman who didn’t like to wash up after cooking, so she threw all the pots away. What a waste! She got new pots when she was robbing personal basement storage lockers. Well this salad is for her. I hope she has met somebody who likes to do the washing up.
Scrub and wash the beetroots, but keep the skin. Boil them in salted water until they are soft (can take up to an hour). In the mean while you can wash the arugola carefully and let them dry. Mix the goat cheese with the sour cream. Proportion to your own taste. I think a strong taste of the goat cheese works really well with the sweet beetroots.
Place the dried arugola leaves on a wide plate. Peel the beetroots and slice them in thin slices. Place them nicely over the arugola and dived the goat cheese mix. At last drop some whole or chopped walnuts over the salad. Serve with bread and dry white wine.
This cheese pie is made after being inspired by my former neighbor Inger’s great pies. I just had to do my own version as we don’t see each other often enough any more. The pie is great to do when you have some old blue cheese left over that is too ripe to eat by it self.
300 ml milk
salt and pepper
75 g (2.6 ounces) butter
flour 300 ml (1 ¼ cup) white flour
Mix the dough together and let it rest for a while in the fridge. Spread it on a round dish and poke at it with a fork. Pre bake the shell with pie-weights for about 10 min at 200°C (392 F). Remove the pie weights and keep baking the pie shell for about 5 minutes. Let cool.
Mix the eggs and milk together in a blender. Add the blue cheese to your own taste. It often tastes more intense before it’s baked so don’t be afraid to add a little too much. Blend it to make a smooth filling and poor the filling into the pre baked shell. Add the chopped walnuts and bake the pie until the filling is firm.
I serve my cheese pie with a salad and some red whine.
1-2 gloves of garlic
a piece of good strong ripe cheese (cheddar, blue cheese)
small package of cream (half and half or thick milk)
salt and pepper
Clean the spinach and let it dry while you peel and shop the garlic into small pieces. Heat up olive oil in a pan and fry the garlic until it’s golden brown. Fry the spinach together with the garlic. When the spinach is soft you can add the cream and add the cheese when it’s starts boiling. Use salt and pepper to your own taste.
To get a spicier version you can fry some chili peppers with the garlic before adding the spinach
Serve the spinach with fresh pasta, tomato salad and top with parmesan.
Also check out no más de mamá’s twist of this recipe (in Spanish)