I got some beets from my CSA, Pam, and made a beet salad with bleu cheese and boston butter lettuce. It required candied walnuts. I looked up the recipe and it seemed remarkable easy. And it was. What is not remarkably easy is cleaning that caramel off your utensils. Wooden spoons have a deep affinity for the damn crap. It took less than 5 minutes to make them, and nearly 20 minutes to get the hardened caramel off the pan and spoon.
Still, the salad was excellent. Well, except that Judy doesn’t like bleu cheese. Fer chrissake.