Friday, July 02, 2010

From Dirt To Dinner: Beets

Darryl is one of those people who likes pretty much anything. Liver- yep, brussel sprouts- yep, tomotoes- yep, curry- yep, cilantro- yep. But the one food he is not so fond of it is beets. Whereas I love beets. One time I ate so many of them it turned my pee turned purple. So last year we grew a pretty good crop of beets. I pickled almost all of them. We ate a few after boiling them, but didn't do anything creative.

To pickle beets, you boil them so you can get the skins off. The slice them up and add a vinegar/water/pickling spice solution to them. It is really quite easy. This year we didn't grow any beets as we still have some left from last year.

Till Tomorrow



beth - total mom haircut said...

Oh, they're so pretty! I'm fairly certain I'll be trying to can some this year as well - we just get so much from our CSA I can hardly keep up with them. Do you use a specific recipe for the amounts in the solution? Or do you just sort of "know"?

I tried to grow some beets last year and it just really didn't work out. They never got very big for some reason:(

Goofball said...

I'm having a totally childish giggle over the purple pee. I don't like beets either but I'd almost wanna try for that reason :p

Deena Marie Fusco said...

Yum, I LOVE beets, but Tino never eats them. I love them peeled and then baked in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper! Your pickled beets look amazing.