For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. ~Edwin Way Teale
This time of year offers an abundance through farmer’s markets and home gardens. I’m blessed to have quite a bit of fresh produce very close at hand…in my own garden. The drawback is I am out of the sewing studio and in the kitchen. Alot. But it is so worth the sacrifice!
I have harvested some beets and Hubby and I love pickled beets! So here’s a photo shoot of some ruby red yumminess:
The easiest way to peel beets is to boil them first. This could take as long as an hour. Just keep poking with a fork to check for tenderness.
When tender, rinse under cool water to stop the cooking process and make the beets cool enough to peel and cut up.
My mother-in-law gave me this cookbook. I love it! Here’s the pickled beets recipe:
I did not use the horseradish and I substituted cider vinegar for the white vinegar. Recipes are to be used creatively!
Bringing the brine to a boil.
Filling the water bath canner.
30 minutes later…pickled goodness!
What is happening in your kitchen?