Red Beets were harvested from our garden last week. We grew the Detroit 2 variety this year, and I think we might try those again next year, as the harvest yield was great! I just simply cooked the beets/beetroot in boiling water, allowed them to cool, and cut them into chunks, and they went into containers in the freezer. (Yes, some lingering plastic containers were handy for this, as I've been fast running out of glass jars and containers for doing so much jam making, preserving and putting up of food the past 2-3 weeks!)
I saved all the wonderful cooking liquid from the beets and have it frozen in jars for later. I'm thinking this richly-colored liquid might be good for natural dyeing of yarn!! A winter project, perhaps...??!!
These are not the best photos... but fun to share!