It's been a while since I've had a food post. This morning I was in the mood to make a salad. Our Romaine and Arugula lettuces are growing well and it was time to put some on a plate. I cooked some bacon until it was very crispy. I baked some beetroot then sautéd them with onions, sweet red peppers and walnuts with a pinch of sugar to caramelize it all. In a separate bowl, I combined the lettuce and some dried cranberries. I poured some honey/mustard/red wine vinaigrette on the greens, then the warm beetroot mixture onto the greens and the bacon bits... then topped it with some avocado pieces and cheese. It was my own concoction, and it took about an hour to prep, but it was worth it! Boy, was it ever yummy, if I do say so myself. I'll be making that again. Kevin liked it, too.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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