August 31, 2012

Beets, Beets and More Beets

Wow, what a great beet crop this year!  I grew red, golden and candy stripped.  Today was round two of making sweet pickled beets.

The fruit

 Slicing is messy

 Really messy

Had my first broken jar today.  It's amazing that I've gone 7 years of canning without braking any.  Guess I packed it too high or maybe the jar was just weak.  Surprising to take the lid off the pot and see beets floating in the top.  And sad to have lost a jar of one of my favorites.  Oh well, these things happen.

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