Chop 3 beets into quarters. Toss with thyme, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Roast at 350 F for 25 min. De-stem, half and pit 1 1/2 cups of cherries After the beets have cooled, peel off skin, slice into smaller pieces and season a bit more. Toss beets and cherries together. Add to a bowl. Finish with chopped chives and balsamic glaze.