Just Beet It. Seriously.

Today was a long day.  This morning we were completely out of bread so my day started by baking four loaves.  I never tire of the wonderful smell of baking bread.  Then, after making breakfast, baking the bread and doing all those dishes it was off to the garden! 

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I harvested half my beets for straight outright canning.  I so look forward to these sweet treats when the snow is blowing and I’m making borscht, or doing them up as a side with harvard sauce, or just warming them with butter and pepper.  This made for a long day, and my feet are sure tired.  But so well worth the effort.

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While harvesting I saved the nicest beet greens, and while my beets were cooking tender so I could peel and slice them, I triple washed and blanched my beet greens.

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I then took my blanched beet greens and squished the excess water out, formed them into meal sized mounds and froze them solid.

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After they were frozen I could vac-pac them so they stay harvest fresh all winter long.

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Of course during all this time, I was also peeling and slicing my cooked beets and making them ready for the pressure canner.   I just finished now at 6:45 pm processing 16 wonderful pint jars.  Tomorrow, I will harvest the rest of my beets and pickle them.  My feet say booo, but my heart and head can’t wait.  So love this life.  ❤

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