Beet Bonanza and Pickling Delight


There’s rather an excess of beets coming out of the garden at the moment. Time to point ourselves toward the pickling tub and go to town. Pickled beets are a sweet tart delight, especially in the depths of winter when you want to remember what your garden tastes like.

pickle preparation
pickle preparation

There is a good deal of boiling water involved in pickling. We used the recipe from Joy of Cooking. Boil the beets with their tails on (so cute!) until cooked, then peel off their skins (yikes!) and drop them into the boiling pickling solution.

Boiled Beets in a Vat of Blood I Mean Beet Juice
Boiled Beets in a Vat of Blood I Mean Beet Juice

Then just proceed with the pickling process. Precisely!

A Peck of Pickled Beets
A Peck of Pickled Beets
Pickling Beets in a Basket
Pickling Beets in a Basket

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