Having purchased those lovely colorful beets for salads etc..I decided to pickle these..
It's been so long since I have pickled them..I had to go to Les Recettes Du Québec..happily..they are Ricardo's recipe also:)
It's perfect weather for doing this..a few days were absolutely GLORIOUS.. I finished planting the tulips..and admired the perfect masterpiece of fall foliage..
Takes your breath away it does.
Even on rainy days..
We have no grass left as you can see..until we mow up and or blow/gather the leaves ..then it will be the most brilliant green..compared to the most brownish hue of this late summer....
We look out every day and say..Isn't it beautiful? Till the leaves..leave us..then..it is positively barren until the snow comes..
Anyways..pickled beets are such a nice condiment.. especially..in my mom's and Jacques' moms households way back when with tourtière~
So I pickled a few pots..and enjoyed looking at them..as their colors match the scenery to a "T"..
So easy to make..and nothing like canned pickled beets!
10 lbs beets
1 cup of water (reserved cooking water..strained)
2 tbsps coarse salt
2 1/2 cups of sugar
5 cups white vinegar
Boil the beets for ap 30-45 mins until fork tender..reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid(strained)
Drain..Peel and slice..or quarter..as you wish..
place in pre -sterilized msaon jars
cook on medium high heat the 1 cup of reserved water..salt..sugar and vinegar until the sugar is all dissolved..
Pour into your Mason jars topping the beets..Seal.
I made the liquid mixture as I peeled etc the beets..
Recipe says it makes 4 1 liter jars..I used some of this and some of that:)
Lovely to have in stock~:)