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BEETROOT

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julia of sussex

julia of sussex Report 4 Jul 2008 23:31

Do you want to know something funny ?



none of us can stand it i grow it for 2 young ladies ( 96 & 93) they cant do their gardening so i grow it just for them and my next door neighbour down our allotment shes the one who wanted to pickle it

thamks again for all your advice

julia x

Sharron

Sharron Report 4 Jul 2008 22:54

It is actually illegal to pickle your own beetroot in Sussex.It must be brought to this part of Sussex where we will take the appropriate steps to have it digested.
I just love beetroot and can do the best part of a jar of it while I am cooking the tea.

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 4 Jul 2008 20:33

Hi Julia, isnt beetroot very good for you?


Caz xxx

Twinklyoceanblue

Twinklyoceanblue Report 4 Jul 2008 20:23

mmmm...this thread just gets better lol x

Twinklyoceanblue

Twinklyoceanblue Report 4 Jul 2008 20:08

julia...when you have pickled it...will you send me some please...I LOVE beetroot lol x

julia of sussex

julia of sussex Report 4 Jul 2008 19:55

Thanks for all your help and advice will let you know how i get on when i do it tomorrow

julia xx

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 4 Jul 2008 17:22

* Hmm Wonders what part of Sussex Julia lives with that plentiful supply, it's the next county from here*

Our family like beetroot in any shape or form. If I boil it fresh and leave some whole in the fridge ( OH doesn't like vinegar) you can guarantee that some will 'disappear' before mealtime.
Cheese and beetroot sandwiches are an absolute favourite, -only to be eaten indoors at home though, ...They're messy but so nice.

Gwyn

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 4 Jul 2008 16:47

You're not pregnant are you Budgie??????

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 4 Jul 2008 16:46

Never heard of that one Julia.......my youngest son shares my love of pickled beetroot and my middle son my love of pickled onions.......they don't get as far as the plate, we eat them straight from the jar, especially baby beets.....

My Dad would have been 86 in March and they had food cooked in lard and all sorts of fatty stuff.......he didn't have any tablets, more like a 60 y.o.......

Hilary

Hilary Report 4 Jul 2008 16:44

Love it. I like to put a bit of sugar in my vinegar, makes it less acidy.
Hilary. x

Julia

Julia Report 4 Jul 2008 16:39

Sally Moonchild - You've just reminded me of something, talking of dads. When we were kids, over sixty years ago, we used to eat boiled beetroot on fried bread. Don't know where the idea came from, but boy was it good. I wouldn't eat it now, like that with fried bread,what with me diabetes/cholesterol, and me bowels. But me and dad very often reminice about it.
It does his mind good to reminice, at 86yrs, and living on his own.
Julia in Derbyshire

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 4 Jul 2008 16:21

My Dad was a great one for doing his own stuff......pickled cabbage, beetroot and his onions were fabulous.... I have to buy them now.....

I do know you have to cook the raw beet then peel it, slice it and put it in vinegar.......sweet or malt with pickling spices.....

My Sis and I when we were younger at a whole kilner jar (big one) of Dad's pickles when they were still green.......over a couple of weeks.......and when Dad went to see if they were ready on the top shelf at the back of the pantry, there were only one or two bobbing about in the vinegar......he was so mad with us......

♥**♥Straykitten♥**♥

♥**♥Straykitten♥**♥ Report 4 Jul 2008 16:04

well can i have some went shoppign today n 2 shops didnt have none came home.

i had to wak over the shops after schoool and they didnt have none either luckily icland next door did

iv spend me day lookign for beetroot n picked onions coz none of the shops had them either haha

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 4 Jul 2008 16:04

When I was in Melbourne 2 years ago with daughter,we decided to have a "MacOz",burger one day,and wondered what the difference was........Was a burger with a huge slice of beetroot on top of the beef!

Kay????

Kay???? Report 4 Jul 2008 15:55

julia ,
just make sure all your windows are wide open when cooking it,the smell is just revolting,,mum used to cook it whole till tender leave to go cold peel ,slice and put in steralized jars with vinegar,and no I dont like it,,!

Julia

Julia Report 4 Jul 2008 15:33

I second the suggestion from 'wonder y' Sarsons do a ready pickled vinegar. Just pour it on your beetroot . Hope you have plenty of jars.
At school we had it diced and hot as a vegatable with minced meat pie. Although OH went to the same school, he won't eat it like that now. We grow plenty, but manage to eat it with 'everything'.so don't pickle these days.
Julia in Derbyshire

wonder. y

wonder. y Report 4 Jul 2008 15:12

lucky you .I love the stuff, just cook & peel your beetroot, siice and put into a sterilized airtight Jar, with a few peppercorns, I put in a slice of onion, pour in enough malt or pickling vinigar, and thats it.will last for ages,

julia of sussex

julia of sussex Report 4 Jul 2008 15:00

I have loads

and would like to know how to pickle it
to keep, knowing you wonderfull lot
someone will know how to do it.

Am popping out for a bit but thanks in advance
for any replys

julia xx