I really love a jalapeno margarita, but I probably never would have made one had I not bought way too many grapefruits than I knew what to do with. I love grapefruit, but really only when combined with other things. I think I am always looking for them to be as sweet as an orange, and am always disappointed. But on a rainy saturday, with nothing but time, and just happening to also have jalapenos... this did the trick!
This weekend it is pouring rain, although I doubt any of us mind that much considering it is 60 degrees, and last weekend it was snowing. Again. Even still, it is so grey, and being stuck inside all day was just making me crave something bright, fresh, and really flavorful. I have more citrus than I know what to do with, and oranges are so wonderful right now, that this salad was perfect.
It's so funny to me that one of the two things I loathed as a kid was cooked carrots, and now (in the winter months, anyways) I have them at least once a day. Normally I just do the whole olive oil, whatever herbs I have, and roast them thing, so this was a really refreshing and special change! Roasted carrots with citrus and thyme is a simple and delicious side dish that makes the best of the season. Also, carrots are the prettiest of what seems like five things at my farmers market right now... so I left with way too much of one thing.
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