Do you say 'Happy Australia Day'? I don't know. Anyway we're just pottering around today doing Aussie things. Hubby is 'organising' his shed - I hope to be able to find him in there soon for lunch. Me - I've been making pickled beetroot.
Hubby loves beetroot any time of the year so I usually try to get two crops through to ensure we have enough goodness for him. I'm not overly partial (I know, un-Australian isn't it?) but recently I have discovered the golden beetroots. What a treasure they are! So sweet and not as 'earthy' as the red ones. So this season I planted the Detroit Red, Golden, and Choggia. Of these the Golden was actually the most successful.
I used the pressure cooker which saved a bit of time. Here are they are ready for cooking.
And here they are complete in their jars. I just love the softly coloured ones, some sliced, some whole and some chunked.
I know the colour will weird out Hubby and the kids, but that's part of the attraction! Ha ha, evil me.
However, note to self: put the rubber rings on the Fowler Vacola jars before you fill the jars. Otherwise there is bound to be an incident.
Lucky I was in my old working kit.