July 23, 2010


There is something so pleasing about jars and jars of pickled red beets.
They glisten and glow that deep shade of red that I love.

Some of you have asked for my recipe so I'll include it here.
People who have had my red beets for the first time just love them.
I think it's because of all the spices I add to each jar.

Did you notice the sweet little label on the jar?
It was created by Kristen at Paper Crave.com
She has designed some lovely products.
Stop by for a visit.

Kristen did a guest post at Cottage-Industrialist.com
You can find the links for labels, recipe cards and invitations
to a Canning Party there. Print them off yourself.
Doesn't that sound like fun?

6 quarts of beets cooked, peeled and cut into wedges
(just eye ball the quantity)
Boil together in a pot and keep hot to fill jars~ ~
3 C. Sugar
7 C. Heinz Vinegar, it's the best
2 tsp. Salt
3-4 cups of water from cooking your beets
2 T. Pickling Spice
1 med onion sliced into rings
When sugar is melted add your beet wedges and cook till
hot through and through.
In each washed and HOT jar put ~ ~
1 Bay Leaf, 1 Clove and 3 peppercorns
Fill each jar with beets, then add the juice to cover
to 1/4" from top of jar. Put Hot lids on top and screw tight.
I keep my lids in a pot of boiling water and put them on
with a tongs and a dish cloth to tighten. I let mine sit on the
counter for at least 24 hours. Love the pings as they seal!
I have never had a jar not seal using this method but
you can process in a canner if you like.
Here is the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
we make Red Beet eggs.
They are a fine picnic food.
When you open a jar of Pickled Red Beets
pour them into a glass container and
add 6 whole hard boiled eggs to the beets.
Refrigerate overnight then enjoy your
lovely red eggs!

I'm linking to the party's at these fine blogs.
Please visit them for more party goers!
Michael Lee @
Cindy @

Thanks for stopping by and Now here are the winners
of the Girards Dressings Packages

Suzy @ Kitchen Bouquet
Linda @ A La Carte
gnee @ Singing With Birds
Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish
Kathy @ A Delightsome Life
Please email me your mailing address so that I
can forward it to the fine folks
at Girards and you will receive your
Gift Package shortly.
Congratulations! You are going to love these dressings.
~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ ~


Unknown said...

WOW you are good at canning!
Love all the beautiful pictures!
Yes, i love wreath...It is fun to change often :)
I would love if you linked one of your French inspired post to the French Obsession party on August 1st.
I can't believe how many fun French accessories you have! Love the glasses!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh they are beautiful! We love beets and have pickled them before as well. This year our crop isn't as good, so have just been boiling them and enjoying with butter and s&p.

Yes I did notice those labels! Thanks for the info on those!


The Charm of Home said...

I just got done canning peach jam last night. Will can plum tonight. Your beets look wonderful! They are super healthy too. Thanks for posting the label site. I will head over there are copy some. When I post this on Foodie Friday I will link back to you and tell that I found the labels through you and this post, if that's okay.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...


Here I was admiring the canned beets and thinking how pretty they looked with your labels and then got to the bottom of the post and see that I am one of the lucky people to win the Girards dressing giveaway. I will email you my address.

Thank you so much! Lovely post to!


Lynn said...

Beautiful recipe! This one has just a bit more "zing" than the one I've made before... might have to find me some beets!!!

Allie and Pattie said...

Ahrisha, there's nothing prettier than a row of shiny jars full of garden goodness. I'll be trying your beets for sure!
xoxo Pattie

Suzy said...

Wooohoooo! Can't believe I won. I'm in the process of emailing you. Thanks for taking the time to have such a wonderful giveaway. Looking forward to trying the dressings. Your beets are simply beautiful! My hubby loves them and I have done them once before but I guess I need to try them again. I'll have to pick some up at the market.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

I didn't grow any beets this year:( I really wish I did because I just read an article how beets can give you more vitality during excersice...something I NEED!
Your jars are really pretty, definate garnets!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Thanks so much I am very excited to try these wonderful salad dressings! Love the colors of your beets...beautiful photos.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Ahrisha, I love pickled beets. Your recipe sounds delicious too. I think using cloves gives it a wonderful flavor!
And those tags are adorable!
Keep cool!

The Cutest Blog on the Block said...

Hello! Its Becky over at 2Moms Talk blog! Here is the link to your background if you want to update it: http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/free/free-backgrounds.html It looks like the tag on the upper left hand corner is the old one. Thanks! Let us know if you have any more questions!

Bernideen said...

I love your blog - very nice!

Tamara Jansen said...

I just love the look of freshly canned anything :) But it's just sooo much work to do at home :(

Frog Hollow Farm Girl said...

Hi Ahrisha, thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! That little table is an old iron table with a glass top. I have it covered with a vintage tablecloth to add some color - the chairs are heavy iron and were purchased years ago. The chair pads are from Home Goods. The set-up is working nicely so far! Your pickled beet recipe looks amazing - we love growing and canning beets here and also love roasting them in the oven. That red color in the jars is just beautiful, isn't it? Hope all is well! Ciao, bella!

Recipe for Delicious said...

I'm glad you found me, and I've really enjoyed your photos. You certainly have an eye for decorating! Once I own some space I'll have to put some of your ideas to good use.

Terrell said...

Oh goodness those look delightful! I wanted to thank you for your super sweet comment and I'm so following you back...your blog is AMAZING and I'm so happy to be here! Happy weekend to you and hope to chat soon!
~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

Mary Bergfeld said...

I loved everything about your post today. The photography is wonderful, the recipe spot on and the tip for finding the labels greatly appreciated. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Rebecca said...

Looking forward to the opening of your shop!

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Anonymous said...

Nothing like a beetroot sandwich on olive bread.
Washed down with a chilled Rosé.
My French friends look on bewildered.
They just smoke.