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Bountiful, Beautiful Spring Supper

May 4, 2015 | by | Read | No Comments
Green Fruit, Root, Seed Salad

My version of the roasted beet salad I found at Blue Door Farm Stand.

As someone who notices patterns and is always connecting-the-dots, I was recently inspired by the farm-to-table feel and food at Chicago neighborhood cafe, Blue Door Farm Stand, where I also perused the gorgeous cookbook, Bountiful, and Chicago’s prized Green City Market seasonal outdoor opening this past weekend. I had the most delicious arugula farro beet salad at Blue Door that was refreshing and wholesome all at the same time. So, when the spring temps finally brightened up The Windy City this past weekend, and our extended cooking club got together, I decided to host Spring Supper – all nut-free, vegetarian, and served at room temperature (great for a drink on the roof before eating and not re-heating!) and highlighting colorful, flavorful produce and herbs. I researched recipes and added a personal flare, but contrary to the typical at-least-one-dish-could-never-appear-again-without-being-missed scenario, the full menu was simple and a success and I’m still enjoying the fruits of my labor! (more…)

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My version of the roasted beet salad I found at Blue Door Farm Stand. As someone who notices patterns and is always connecting-the-dots, I was …