July 24, 2009

Garnets & Rubies In Jars

Hello Friends~ ~ ~
My thanks to Michael at Designs By Gollum for hosting this Foodie Friday. Click the link to see the list of others who have joined in the fun.

Our garden is prolific with vegetables this year and we have been busy canning. Yesterday we pickled beets for the pantry. Here they are after a good washing and scrubbing.


We cooked and sliced them and put them in jars. As I was filling my second jar I poured the boiling juice down the outside of the jar and onto my hand. Ouch! Very bad burn. This is exactly why I keep a bottle of Lavender Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil by the sink at all times. Nothing sooths and repairs a burn better. I put a few drops on my poor burned 3 middle fingers. A few minutes later I put a few more drops on. I might have done this 6 or 7 times during the day. The pain lessened quickly, within minutes. The burn did not blister but my fingers did feel thick and my the morning it was as if it never happened. Hey, I'm typing!

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The recipe I use for my Pickled Beets comes from the Mennonite Community Cookbook by Mary Emma Showalter. It's a cooking bible in this area of the country. Filled with many Pennsylvania Dutch recipes.


Don't they look like garnets & rubies in the jars?

So pretty!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

21 comments:

Mary said...

They do look like jewels in a jar:-). I'm glad you had an essential oil to help with the burn.

Maya@A Beach Lovers Place said...

We have been getting red beets with our weekly "farmers delivery" and I just peeled and grated them raw into salad. Wow, you have that many to jar them, wonderful!

Lori E said...

We love pickled beets. Hmmm I may have to head out to the farmers market. I sadly grow lousy vegetables. Great flowers though to make up for it.
When ever I can something I always enjoy looking at the sparkling, bright jars filled with beautiful food. Works of art.

The Fajdich Times said...

Your pickled beets do look like jewels. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment. In answer to your question about my tea cup collection. They are not just for show.....I use them all the time. Nothing better than a special tea cup:) Glad your hand is better.

susan said...

I'm glad your hand is okay. your canned beets are beautiful. Beets are something I think I decided I didn't like when I was a child--maybe it's time to see if my taste buds have changed :)

Terry said...

Oh my gosh, I love fresh beets, they are so sweet. I went to the neighbors who sells them and bought some to make pickled eggs, before I made the eggs I ate some beets...so sweet. My daughter took some home to make for her family. I should get busy and can some.

The Desperate Cook said...

Fresh beets are the best and your jars look so pretty.

ellen b. said...

Your beets are just beautiful! Love that rich color. Sorry about your burn. Have a great weekend.

Laura said...

What a great recipe and what helpful information about essential oils. I never knew the difference.

I enjoyed visiting!

Laura

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Arisha, that's really interesting about the esssential oils. My naturopath says the same thing about a certain herb company, and she will only buy from there because of the purity.

Thanks for the info.

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

darnold23 said...

I love beets...roasted ones especially in arugula and roasted beet salad with goat's milk chevre to be exact:) I also burned my hand pouring boiling water once...OUCH! That hurt so much. Wish I had had access to your medicine then. Beginning August 5, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. I hope you will join me and, hopefully, share in the giveaways:)

Lori (All That Splatters) said...

I haven't made pickled beets in many years - I do love them, though!

Sorry about your burn. I'm glad you were able to heal up pretty quickly. Good information about the essential oils.

imjacobsmom said...

It's been many years since we canned beets here. I haven't had them years. But they sure do look pretty. ~ Robyn

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Hi There! Your canned beets look gorgeous! The color is so rich, and doesn't it make you SO happy to see all of your food lined up and ready to go into the pantry?
XOXO
Joni

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Thank you thank you for stopping by! The beets look lovely - I am getting ready to post on how NOT prolific my garden is this year. It has been so cold.
Thank you for all the info about the oils - I have only tired Tea Tree but you have inspired me - we don't take medicine around here either.

Bay said...

When I saw your beets I thought "ohh, stains on your hands" but only because once when I was little my mother "let" me handle beets without gloves and my hands were stained forever (yep, still a little stained, giggle). Everything looks wonderful. Again, jealous of your garden! And thanks for the comments, you're sweet!

Gwen said...

I am not a beet fan, but those look so beautiful!

I started using nettle in my tea a couple of years ago and now seldom have to take any allergy meds. It is a blessing:)

jerseygirl211 said...

Those beets look so good, I'll have to remember to add them to my grocery list this week. My grandmother often made pickled beets and of course dyed hard boiled eggs in beet juice to use with her potato salad. Do you cook the beet greens?????

Looking forward to seeing the pictures of the birds. :)

Til next time......

Hugs
'D'

Candy said...

Looks delish! We haven't done beets but we harvested a small bushel of purple and 1015 onions before the drought took over.

Thanks for stopping by, Candy

Brenda said...

Oh my, I loved those beets from the canned jars we kept in the cellar! Tasted so good with fried chicken or beans and cornbread and okra!
Brenda

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I adore pickled beets! I'm a firm believer that anyone who says they don't like beets either hasn't actually tried them, or just hasn't had the right ones. Yours are gorgeous!