Beautiful Beets





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!



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  1. Wow, I love beets and I really enjoyed reading what you are doing with them. You are amazing! I always love reading what you are up too.
    Blessings and hugs for you my dear friend!

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    1. Thank you, LeAnn... you are so sweet! I love beets too, we both do here, so it's been wonderful having a good harvest. We're actually hoping so sow more beet seeds and maybe get a second harvest! :)

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  2. ohmygosh!!! they're beautiful!
    (and so are you btw. I love your hair!)
    and NO!
    drink the beet juice don't use it for dye! LOLOL!
    seriously. it's good for stamina. for muscles. for blood pressure. for proper glucose.
    it's so healthy! I drink some every day. I buy it in a glass jar by R.W. Knudsen. it's organic.
    and the jars can be used for so many things. they're beautiful. I even hate to recycle them. LOL! but I do. and there you have your very own supply of beets... also organic and no jars!
    uh oh. too many exclamation points Tammy. I'm not even going to count.
    beets are one of my favorite vegetables! so glad you had good luck with them. :)

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    1. You are sooo sweet and kind, Tammy... thank you! It's almost a year now since I last colored my hair, and I have no regrets stopping. Silver threads a-flying here! ;) Beet juice is sooo good, isn't it! I've had it in a veggie juice mix which was wonderful--beet, carrot and orange--WOW! If we get more beets I will do juice!

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  3. I can't say I share your passion for beets but I will say that when you carve out eyes and nose and mouth and cook them in a very slow oven for a very long time they look great at Halloween, like shrunken heads! Honest!

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    1. LOVE the idea of beets for Halloween decor!! If we get a second crop going, it's temping to save a few for Halloween fun! Thanks for the fun idea, Jeanie! :)

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  4. I love your photos!!! How wonderful that you have such wonderful vegetables in your freezer for winter!!! Thank God for this blessing!!! much love to you! and a big HUG!!! in Christ, Elizabeth

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! We have been greatly blessed with garden goodies this year... and seemingly "against all odds" when it has been sooo dry for so long.. It's thanksgiving every time we pick something! :)

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    2. What beautiful beetroot Tracy! I love beets. Have you cooked the greens? I love them with a bit of butter, salt, pepper and vinegar. They are so good. The farmers here in the UK are having to feed their animals the silage they had put away for the winter months. Its crazy. So hot and dry and hardly any rain! Hottest summer on record I believe! And no end in sight! Love and hugs. xoxo

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  5. OOO wonderful! I am a fan of pickled beetroot. The colour always brightens a plate even in Winter.

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