Thursday, July 03, 2008

Loving: 101 20-Minute Dishes for Inspired Picnics

I this guy, Mark Bittman. I'm going to see if I can try at least one of these recipes this weekend.

The beet salad especially looks easy and colorful (check out the interactive graphic in the article for a closeup), and now that I've been reading more about beets, I want to learn ways to make them that don't involve a can. Anyone have a favorite recipe?

On the subject of red foods, we'll be picking the first of our backyard raspberries this afternoon, and then we're off to the park to hear the community band's weekly Thursday night concert. We bring a blanket and trail mix, and the kids are always in their pj's for hustling off to bed as soon as we get home. (And yes, there is almost always some sort of spontaneous dancing.)

Enjoy your weekend, everybody!

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