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1 Pickled Red Beets on Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:36 pm

bethk

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My friend's husband has a birthday on Dec. 25th.....not many friends bring him a gift.

But he'll find a jar of his favorite salad in the refrigerator and I guarantee he won't think Santa dropped them off for him (I'm the only one who makes beets for him).

2 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:33 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:My friend's husband has a birthday on Dec. 25th.....not many friends bring him a gift.

But he'll find a jar of his favorite salad in the refrigerator and I guarantee he won't think Santa dropped them off for him (I'm the only one who makes beets for him).


I'll bet those beets are great tasting. Do you do whole / quartered / or sliced??

My Maria will sit down, and eat a whole can or jar of beets at one sitting. Just beets. I love beets too!

I love the wire bale jars too. I got two cases from a friend who picked them up at a garage sale. Had a heck of a time getting gaskets to fit properly.
I did finally find them by the dementions. Tina doesnt like them, and some friends have NO Clue how to open or latch the wire bails. study 

Now, the glass lids are not on a hinge. The lid comes off and then to close it...( Oh why am I telling you? A farm girl! You would know whatI am trying to say!)...hahahahahaha.... These jars are from way before you or me.  lol!  santa 

3 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:52 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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I will show these; because they are from 1900 to 1909. THEY ARE OLD.

This way others will know what I am trying to explain. Or as Ricky Ricardo would say to Lucy,' Lucy, you better Splain yourself!!"


       

4 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:59 am

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Yes, I remember those....had a bunch we sold at the auction.  I think someone gave $1 for all of mine.  But they're still neat as all get out.  I like to use them for rice and beans 'cuz they're so pretty when filled with stuff.

Oh, the beets - I did a gigantic julienne.....the beets were huge so slicing wouldn't work. They ended up looking kind of like gigantic red Lincoln Logs!

5 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:37 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:Yes, I remember those....had a bunch we sold at the auction.  I think someone gave $1 for all of mine.  But they're still neat as all get out.  I like to use them for rice and beans 'cuz they're so pretty when filled with stuff.

Oh, the beets - I did a gigantic julienne.....the beets were huge so slicing wouldn't work.  They ended up looking kind of like gigantic red Lincoln Logs!

I will eat beets any way, but I prefer larger than slices.

6 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:11 am

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Here is my beets. From a jar . Then I threw some eggs in the juice.A onion too.  I went to sooooooooooooo much trouble...

7 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:20 am

bethk

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Hey, Barb, remember when I made the "shaped" eggs (formed when hot and then they hold their shape as they cool)? It was a fun thing to do, although I didn't get the sharp heart shape I was going for with this pic:

8 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:27 am

bethk

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Oh, hey, I just thought I'd pass on a "tip" I tried yesterday when I was messin' around with the red beets. I didn't have any of my thin latex gloves handy so I put some olive oil on my fingertips and nails, washed off the majority, but left enough on so the beet juice did not permanently stain my hands. By the time I got done washing up the pans all the pink was gone.

9 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:38 am

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when I was making baskets & weaving,we used beet juice to natural color the reed/split oak & the spun wool.

we also used tea & coffee & onion skins.but those beets sure made a nice red .Dark,light & even a pink.also used a lot of different greens too.They stain good too.

10 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:42 pm

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bethk wrote:Oh, hey, I just thought I'd pass on a "tip" I tried yesterday when I was messin' around with the red beets.  I didn't have any of my thin latex gloves handy so I put some olive oil on my fingertips and nails, washed off the majority, but left enough on so the beet juice did not permanently stain my hands.  By the time I got done washing up the pans all the pink was gone.


That's a great idea.

11 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:09 pm

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I've never liked beets but admit to only having had canned beets. Like just about anything, if you served them to me, I could eat some of them but just never cared for them.

But I've been thinking about getting some beet seeds so I can grow some fresh ones. I think I would like them and could probably prepare them roasted so Brian would like them, too -- and me, too, of course.

I love pickled stuff, so I'd probably like pickled beets as well.

I don't see them often in the produce section but they might have them now that it's holiday season. Might tell my personal shopper (Brian!) to pick some up next time he sees them...

12 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:11 pm

Crybaby

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When I used to make jellies (pepper jelly, thyme jelly, mint jelly, etc.) for work Christmas presents, I used to use Weck jars. They weren't cheap but they were so pretty!

13 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:18 pm

bethk

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Yes, Crybaby - HUGE difference between fresh beets and canned.

I love them roasted and then used in salads with basalmic vinegar, a very good pairing. Just remember to not try to peel them before cooked. Once cooked, whether boiled or roasted, the skins slip off easily when cooked.

14 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:26 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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15 Re: Pickled Red Beets on Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:03 am

bethk

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ah......you didn't mention if YOU were able to sing along at the same speed.

LOL

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