I was reminded over the weekend of keeping things simple. Don’t we all need that reminder from time to time? Yes! I will share a few photos and one simple recipe.


Often we may

find a few answers in our backyard














If a walk in the woods fails to clear your head and set things right maybe grab a bite to eat? Fresh. Local. Goodness in every bite.


Or return to your own kitchen and create a simple dish.


Roasted Beet Salad
adapted from Not Eating Out in New York 

2 bunches of beets, washed and trimmed
1/2 small red onion (~ 1/2 cup)
2 stalks of celery
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 T olive oil
salt, pepper

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Give each beet a coating of olive oil, sprinkle of salt/ pepper and individually wrap in foil. Place the foil packets on a tray and pop it in the oven for 1 1/2 hours.

After the beets have finished roasting, carefully (SUPER CAREFULLY) open the steamy packets and to let them cool. After 10 minutes peel the skins off. Note: Your hands will turn colors. Hey, this is natural food coloring!

Cut up the beets to bite sized pieces. Finely chop the onion and celery. Add this to the diced beets. Add in the olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Carefully combine this all and let it marry in the fridge for a good half hour or so before serving. That’s it! Simple, right?!


Caution. Support. Balance. Beautiful. Nutritious. Words to remember when I need a little dose of simple in my life.

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