Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pickle Me

Picking.

Boiling.

Canning.

Eating.

14 pints pickled beets canned. 17.5 pounds picked so far..
I ::heart:: beets!!

19 comments:

Bloom fine art fotografi said...

You GO!
Wow...that looks so delish...very nice to see you reaping the rewards from your hard work.

Nancy said...

Dare I say this? I've never eaten a beet. They always 'scared' me when I was a kid. I suppose I should be a big girl about it now and try one.

Michelle said...

I LOVE pickled beets. I have ever since I was a little girl. Are you going to share your recipe?!

dmoms said...

yes! me too.

does this make us strange? not many I know like beets.

Chiot's Run said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE pickled beets. it's perhaps my favorite veg. They get the royal treatment here at Chiot's Run. They get Weck canning jars and all organic vinegar & sugar MMMM. I just made a batch from the Joy of Pickling that included red wine, red wine vinegar, sugar, cinnamon & cloves. The syrup was soooooo good, I can't wait to try the beets when they're finished. It may become my go-to beet recipe from now on.

Farmama said...

Yum! I love pickled beets too. I try to can enough for two years....and this year is an off year. Does it feel like fall in PA? It sure does here!

bridgmanpottery said...

I love beets too, but only if they're spicy! I'll try that next year.

June said...

I can get through any winter with enough pickled beets. Which is good since I live in Maine. I've always done mine with cabbage and red peppers, a sort of slaw. I'm intrigued by yours. I might swoon for yours. Recipe?

How could the White House plant a garden and not plant beets?

I :: heart :: beets too. Deeply. Madly.

How do you grow yours so big? Mine are little.

Conny said...

Raise your hands for beets!! They look wonderful. :>)

Ngaio said...

Yum, beetroot we call it down here in NZ - I love it roasted, pickled, grated raw, in a cold soup and especially a relish my friend makes with it.

gardenmama said...

I love how you set this post up showing the process!
Your garden haul and canning is impressive!! You will be snug as a bug in a rug come wintertime ; )

Heather said...

I still have beets in the ground. I suppose I should try to do something with them lickety split! Your pretty beets were my inspiration!

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

I'll just ditto everyone here - I love pickled beets. The only problem is, I'm the only one. Doughbird's aversion to vinegar is to the point that I can't pickle a thing when he's home. So, no pickled beets this year.

Whenever I boil the beets, I get this overwhelming urge to throw something, anything white in the pot to see the lovely shade of fuschia it becomes.

Sarah / Bee House Hives said...

I just had a wonderful snack of canned beets (not my canned beets as I did not can beets, anyhow.. my favorite. I love the color too, must run in the family. I was thinking of throwing in some wool to see what it would turn out like :)

kimberly said...

Oh, my mouth is watering!!! These look divine!

underthebigbluesky said...

So am I the lone dissenter. Blech...beets.

But they are quite beautiful!

gonzomama said...

i love beets too. they are so beautiful. and the smell of them cooking - so earth and delicious. they were my favorite baby food to make, just for those reasons!

deb said...

This is the first year I grew beats and I'm wondering if you have a favorite pickled beet recipe that you use?

They look incredible!

deb said...

Ha! I mean *beets* not beats.

I really didn't grow beats.

Good grief. Sometimes I crack myself up! :)