Today was another example of why I love
abusing using Twitter. A few of my fellow tweeters and I bonded a couple months ago over a love of beets. A lunch to meet in real life was long overdue. We met at Square Onion, in I’On, for a meal that couldn’t be #beet.
The beet-loving group consisted of Holly of GoCharlestonDeals, Trish of Vidalco Wine, Charles, a fellow food blogger, and Charles’ friend Muffy. When Holly first arrived, she noticed that the restaurant was featuring a beet special on Tuesday and told the chef she wished it was for today. Well, we lucky kids got a nice surprise – the chef let us sample the special a day early!
The company and conversation were delightful, but by far the best part of our tweet-up was the surprise Charles brought us. PICKLED BEETS.
He pickled the beets in apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, kosher salt, cloves, and cayenne pepper. They were so good that I have to admit, they are already gone. Yup, I ate them all today. Charles, you need to start a beet pickling business immediately.
In other news, I ran for the first time since I hurt my knee FOUR weeks ago. The past month has been so depressing not being able to run, but I did get really friendly with some stationary bicycles. Needless to say, when I decided to do an easy run today, I was overjoyed to not feel the excruciating pain that I had been having for so long. I wanted to jump up and down on the treadmill with joy but I figured I better not hurt myself again.
My level of clumsiness is off the charts. Just today I sideswiped a pole in the grocery store, tripped over my own shoe, lost control of a grocery cart, accidentally dumped half my water bottle on myself at the gym, and burned my finger on a pan. I rightfully own this glass:
But hey, I entertain everyone within a 10-foot radius.
What’s your favorite social media platform from which you’ve made friends? For me, it’s definitely the blogosphere!
What’s your favorite pickled vegetable? Besides cucumbers, I love pickled beets and okra.