Saturday, October 11, 2014

Pickling beets ...

Yesterday started off very chilly...

But the day warmed up to a lovely 24C...

My standard roses out front are just starting to pop...

I wish I could remember the name of this one ... It's the rose featured in my blog header picture, its so pretty when it blooms.

I've been on the pickle train again! I made bread and butter cucumber pickles ...

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Oh, we had this delicious salmon last night, cooked to buttery perfection by my clever huz! Once upon a time, I would never eat salmon like this - now I am a convert!

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I Also pickled more beetroot - I'm on my last jar from the last batch and its delicious...

I made these five jars from $8 worth of beetroot.
Here's Bonnie, standing sentry...
Hmmm, I must try that natural weed killer this weekend. I've got lots of weeds that have popped up between the pavers...
I've decided its going to be a 'get the job done' kind of weekend! Best be off and get stuck into it!
Cheers - Joolz xx

 

7 comments:

  1. Love the roses, such a pretty colour. Do you have a favourite recipe you use when pickling your beetroot as I'd love to try making my own as well this year :) barb.

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  2. Try using boiling water on those weeds between the pavers

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  3. Yummy looking food at your place as usual Joolz. You should try and grow your own beetboot, it is so easy and tastes like no other :)

    Gorgeous roses, wish I could grow ones like that. The ones I had here keeled over...

    xx

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  4. Your roses look gorgeous and I was wondering if you mind mind sharing your pickled beetroot and bread and butter cucumber pickles recipes with us. I've beetroot in the garden waiting to be harvested.
    Anne xx

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  5. This post reminds me that whenever someone at home would eat the last homemade bread and butter pickle in the jar, my mother would open a can of sliced beets, drain them, and put them in the jar with the pickle juice that was left. After a few days they were great pickled beets!

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  6. Joolz, I was looking at my beetroot today and thinking that I have enough to make some relish. I use Rhonda's recipe on her Down to Earth blog. I still have a couple of bottles of bread and butter cucumbers left from last season and am going to plant some cucumber seedlings tomorrow so there will be more batches being done in a couple of months time which will take us through winter and into next spring. I have planted a couple of varieties this year including Chuzzle which I got from Fair Dinkum Seeds. It is a little tiny cucumber and I am keen to see what it tastes like.

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  7. I'm nearly out of my beetroot relish. I've planted some seed in the veggie patch, so hopefully I will have them coming out of my ears. I won't mind one little bit!

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