Here’s the part where I am supposed to tell you a lovely story about this salad and how to make it. And I surely will! But today is special because, for the very first time, I am guest blogging at Cooking with Books for the talented Marnely. At first, I was nervous to put my virtual hand up when she was looking for guest volunteers because food bloggers who are actual qualified chefs sometimes intimidate me. But Marnely isn’t like that at all! In fact, I connected with her through two Facebook groups. One is all about professional development but the other is called The Cookbook Junkies. How can you not like someone who would join a group like that?! Truth be told, it is not a self-help group because we tend to encourage each other in our addiction - sharing new cookbook finds and good-naturedly competing for cookbooks giveaways - but isn’t that how bonds of friendship form? I knew at once that she was my kind of people. First of all, she is into food. Secondly, she is an expat like me, since she moved from her home in the Dominic Republic to live in the United States. Lastly, and this may be my favorite reason of all, she has written a love letter to beets. As a lover of beets, I only wish they could be a staple in my home. Deep sigh.
So hop on over and read my post and have a browse around Marnely’s site. I know you are going to love her too!