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Even after meeting him, I still did not like beets. ( musta been a Ukrainian thing) Finally I broke down and let him force feed me a 'no thank you' bite. And you know something...They were GOOD.
So now, they are a garden staple every year.
And can some more.
Hubby will eat a few quarts a week...
Things I have learned~ They stain. And to always make sure I didn't dribble any on the floor to step in. It really was a sad day when I had little red foot prints on the carpet!
I also know that Kroger Pickling Spice is hands down the BEST pickling spice ever. Not just for beets. But for all your pickling needs. (www.kroger.com just click on cantact and call customer service for help locating the store nearest you) It has a taste that makes you want to keep on eating. And not nearly as much cloves as McCormicks.
Unfortunately, it's not a brand that is just carried in ND. (though I did find out I can order it by the case from the local grocery) I have mine sent up from friends in Colo.
Here is my Hubby's mom's recipe. It is simple, but good!
Best Pickled Beets Ever!
Pick, clean and cut tops off of beets.
Boil until tender. Put in ice water to cool quickly so skins come off easily.
Cut into small pieces.
In a large pot mix:
2 Cups Sugar
2 Cups Vinigar
2 Cups Water
Egg size bag of pickling spice
Add beats. Simmer until tender or desired tatste
|The little soldiers|
Water bath can for 30 minutes
Perfect addition to the table! Happy eating!