Spitfire Girl in the Kitchen: Heart Beets

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Need something fun and flirty to make your cutie for Valentine’s Day? Heart Beets might just be the most adorable thing. We love trying new things in the kitchen at Spitfire Girl, and decided to try microwaving fresh beets. The process was quick and easy, and the results were delicious!

Here’s what to do to make your own Heart Beets this Valentine’s Day:

Select beets that are approximately the same size so that they microwave evenly.
Pierce the beets in several places to prevent steam from building up inside the beets causing them to explode.

Place the beets, trimmed and washed, in a single layer on a plate.
Make sure the plate is microwaveable, of course.

Drizzle them with about 2 tablespoons water.

Cover the plate with a bowl or damp paper towel and microwave on high for 5 minutes.

Turn the beets and continue microwaving them for another 3 to 5 minutes
until they are fork-tender.

Let them cool for 5 minutes, then peel the skins off the beets and slice them into flat slivers. Use a knife to cut them into heart shapes, sprinkle them with feta, and voila! HEART BEETS.

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Spitfire Girl’s Own Savory Puff Pastry Recipe!

We at Spitfire Girl love to snack, and we recently enjoyed these amazing puff pastries in the office so we thought we should share the recipe with you!

We were delighted at how easy and fun it was this was to make! Not to mention how creative your can be with your ingredients.

Feel free to switch up this recipe with what ever you want.

For instance, we had a bunch of blueberries from the farmers market, so we added some blueberries to one batch and made a sweet version too! One savory and one sweet! It’s a win win!

Here is what you will need for the Savory Puff Pasty.

 Spitfire Girls Own Savory Puff Pastry Recipe!

Preheat oven to 450
1 package of frozen puff pastry defrosted
Dijon mustard
Thinly sliced good salami
2 kinds of your favorite cheese, (We used Gruyere and Parmesan!)
Portabello mushrooms sauteed
One beaten egg
Salt and pepper
 Spitfire Girls Own Savory Puff Pastry Recipe!

Lay one sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Lay one sheet of puff pastry onto pan. Keeping a 1 inch border, brush dough with mustard, then arrange salami. Place a layer of sautéed mushrooms down then sprinkle a layer of cheese. Add salt and pepper. brush the border with egg wash. Roll the second piece of dough on top. Brush the top with egg wash. Chill in the fridge for 15 min until it is cold. Trim edges and pop into the oven for 25 to 30 min.  Allow to cool for a few minutes, cut in squares and serve hot and enjoy!

                   Spitfire Girls Own Savory Puff Pastry Recipe!

We love this dish as the perfect pairing for some afternoon cocktails!

Total time 55 min.

Happy Cooking!

Love,
Spitfire Girl

Spitfire Girl and Auntie Em’s!

We at Spitfire Girl love all things cupcake and delicious so breakfasting out of the office to meet with Auntie Em’s Kitchenette founder, author, punk-rocker, and all around bad ass chick, Theresa Wahl, was a treat!
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Theresa Wahl is the author of our new favorite cookbook, The Auntie Em’s Cookbook, A Musician’s Guide to Breakfast & Brunch. In it, she expertly pairs tasty home inspired recipes with a colorful collection of tunes for the complete cooking experience.
Delectable recipes for sweet things like Orange Ciabatta French Toast are paired with equally pleasing songs like California Paradise by The Runaways.
 Spitfire Girl and Auntie Ems!
We sat down with Terri in her new Auntie Em’s location in downtown Los Angeles to talk a little bit about the inspiration behind her new book.
When asked how she picked out songs for each recipe, Terri explained that she was trying to create a mood.
“The jarring and canning section is all blues – like you’re sitting on your porch in the South canning, making blueberry preserves and listening to blues music – it was just a feeling.”
 Spitfire Girl and Auntie Ems!
We love Theresa and we love the Shaker Lemon Pie recipe (among others!)  We cant wait to blast Siouxsie and the Banshees while we’re whipping up this luscious lemon dessert!
 Spitfire Girl and Auntie Ems!
The Auntie Em’s Cookbook, The Musicians Guide to Breakfast & Brunch is available now online and at our retail locations!
 Spitfire Girl and Auntie Ems!
Happy Cooking (and singing!)
Love,
Spitfire Girl