This is the first year I've grown beets. I chose the Italian heirloom 'Chiogga' because it's just too cool not to.
I love pickled beets. I would eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Sometimes, I do. So this was my first time pickling my own beets. Armed with the OSU Master Food Preservation recipe, I tried my first batch.
Border Collie inspected and approved
Trimmed and ready to boil
30 minutes of boiling yielded faded roots. But they tasted good
First test jar
Second batch, freshly picked and washed
17 minutes of boiling yielded perfect colour and still tasty
Second two jars. Much better looking than first attempt