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Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day will be here soon and so I want to share with you some ideas for Valentine’s Day.

Beet salad with goat cheese and beet hearts

Beet salad with goat cheese with sliced beets cut into the shape of hearts for Valentine’s Day

In past blog posts, I’ve shown a ideas for Valentine’s Day that you can use to dress up your Valentine’s Day dinner. You can make roses carved from root vegetable like beets, turnips, daikon or golden beets. You can dress up your table with pretty napkins folded into heart shapes. You can make delicious fresh roasted beet salad. Or, you can take a shortcut by making a your salad with canned sliced beets cut into the shapes of hearts. Another idea for Valentine’s Day – you can make quick tomato roses to garnish your plates.

In this article you will find links to recipes, photos and videos that will show you how.

In one past blog post with  ideas for Valentine’s Day I have a short video showing you how to fold a heart shaped napkin. You can see my heart fold napkin videos by clicking here.

Napkin Folding Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Ideas for Valentines Day Beet salad with carved beet rose

Beet salad with carved beet rose makes a pretty Valentine’s Day presentation.

napkins folded into a heart shape

Ideas for Valentine’s Day Salads

In another article with ideas for Valentine’s Day, I made a recipe and a video showing how to make a delicious roasted beet salad with goat cheese. Mmm mmm. I love how roasting fresh beets brings out the sweetness in them. Combine this salad with you heart folded napkin and top with a rose carved from a beet and you have a really lovely Valentine meal presentation. It will show your loved one that you took the time to do something special. it’s a nice way to say, I love you.

ideas for Valentines Day - Yellow Beet Rose

Rose carved from a yellow beet as taught in Nita’s Hearts and Roses video lessons.

You can learn how to carve roses from root vegetables in my video lessons, Hearts and Roses. You can learn more about my Hearts and Roses lessons by clicking here.

While you are at it, if you are roasting and carving beets, you may also end up with some beet greens. You can cook those up as well for your meal. You will find a beet greens recipe by clicking here.

Ideas for Valentine’s Day Garnishes and Centerpiece.

Here is a video with a few suggestions from me for things that you can do with your rose carved beets. Pretty white roses can be carved from turnips and yellow roses can be carved from golden beets.

What if you want to make a couple of quick tomato roses as garnishes for your Valentine’s Day meal? You can see a video where I show you how to make tomato roses.

carved tomato roses

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I hope that gives you a few fun ideas for Valentine’s Day that you can use to celebrate the day with your loved ones. I you want to learn many more carving techniques, click on the button below.

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2 Responses to Ideas for Valentine’s Day

  1. Brian Lueck February 6, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    You can’t beet a healthy salad!

    • Nita February 6, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

      : )

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