I think that one of the HUGE benefits of being *Freshly pressed* (which unfortunately, I have not had the pleasure of…. just yet) is that you get exposed to other blogs that you might not ordinarily found… and I love looking at the selection that the WordPress team has made on a daily basis and reading some of the blogs… some are comical, some are informative and some… like *Nice and Knit* are creative and inspiring!
(FYI – Freshly pressed is the term used by WordPress (the blogging website) whereby they showcase the best of over 400,000 bloggers every day with a few daily *freshly pressed* blog posts ranging from every topic under the sun!)
*Nice and Knit made it onto the Freshly Pressed page with their Portobello Burgers – but reading through some of their earlier posts got me to *Red Beet Ravioli* which looked so appetizing and screen-licking good – that I knew that I had to try it!!!
So on Saturday evening when I had two North American friends visiting (one Canadian and one American)… and since Beef Wellington was on the menu as a main course – I thought that this Beetroot and Cream cheese Tower would be the perfect gentle starter to the evening!
Beetroot and Cream Cheese Towers
4 beautiful round balls of beetroot (cooked and peeled)
tub of 200g Soft Cream Cheese (if you want more of a contrast in flavours – use Chevre – or even Feta)
It really is as simple as the girls on the Nice & Knit blog say it is!
- Slice the beetroot into disc shaped
- Layer the cheese between the discs
- Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic
- Add Mint and Toasted pinenuts
- Dig in!