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  1. #1
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Looks like today's the day. . .

    .. . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!

    I bought the ones I bought and then almost bought a couple bunches of
    orange-color b**ts and then decided there's no point in throwing good
    money after bad.

    There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    offers, too.

    What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
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    -Philo of Alexandria

  2. #2
    Kathi Jones Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >. . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!
    >
    > I bought the ones I bought and then almost bought a couple bunches of
    > orange-color b**ts and then decided there's no point in throwing good
    > money after bad.
    >
    > There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    > the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    > offers, too.
    >
    > What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK.
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    > "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    > -Philo of Alexandria


    way to go Barb! You go girl!!

    I haven't tried the recipe in the BBB yet, I only make Edrena's recipe for
    red wine pickled beets - it's my fav!!

    Kathi



  3. #3
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > . . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!
    >
    > I bought the ones I bought and then almost bought a couple bunches of
    > orange-color b**ts and then decided there's no point in throwing good
    > money after bad.
    >
    > There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    > the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    > offers, too.
    >
    > What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK.


    I've never had pickled b**ts with cinnamon. My own recipe is just
    vinegar, sugar, water, sliced onions (optional) and a few peppercorns.

    Serene

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  4. #4
    Dave Balderstone Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    In article <[email protected]>, Serene Vannoy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I've never had pickled b**ts with cinnamon. My own recipe is just
    > vinegar, sugar, water, sliced onions (optional) and a few peppercorns.


    I like 'em with a hint of cimanimamon, allspice works too.

    --
    Kiva - Loans that change lives.
    http://www.kiva.org/lender/david87375440

  5. #5
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    >. . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!
    >
    > I bought the ones I bought and then almost bought a couple bunches of
    > orange-color b**ts and then decided there's no point in throwing good
    > money after bad.
    >
    > There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    > the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    > offers, too.
    >
    > What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK.
    > --
    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    > "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    > -Philo of Alexandria


    It is kind of you to keep this treasure alive. Those of us who are b**t
    deprived appreciate your efforts. Good luck at the Fair.
    Janet



  6. #6
    The Joneses Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    "Dave Balderstone" <dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderstone.ca> wrote in message
    news:270620091243443089%dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderst one.ca...
    > In article <[email protected]>, Serene Vannoy
    > <seren[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I've never had pickled b**ts with cinnamon. My own recipe is just
    >> vinegar, sugar, water, sliced onions (optional) and a few peppercorns.

    >
    > I like 'em with a hint of cimanimamon, allspice works too.
    >
    > --
    > Kiva - Loans that change lives.
    > http://www.kiva.org/lender/david87375440


    That recipe I use from JOP uses fresh ginger (have used candied in a pinch),
    cinnaminimum and cloves. Among other things.
    Edrena



  7. #7
    PickyJaz Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    On Jun 27, 8:53*am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    wrote:
    > . . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. * Gack!
    > There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    > the other two I've tried. *I might try that one; will see what SETP
    > offers, too.
    > What's the predominant flavor in them? *Sweet-sour? *Cinnamon? *IMWTK

    Oh, Goodie!!! I am so pleased to see you're giving in to pickling
    Gacks once again! I so loved my gramma and my mom's PBs. They were
    the only "canners-preservers" in my family, and have been each been
    into their next life for over 25 and 15 years.

    With the great local Farmers Market suppliers, I would even try to
    make them myself were I properly equipped...as in with the right size
    pan and rack for the cook-sealing process. I would describe them as
    slightly sweet with a deep, rich (as opposed to plain ole white)
    vinegar taste, rather than just sweet-sour. It's been so long, but I
    think they always had a slightly cinnamon, and rather strong clove
    taste as well. I still hate both taste and smell of raw, white or
    yellow onion, but I would gobble up even those within jars of PBs my
    loved ones put up every year. Those, and Pickled Peaches were the
    two jars of what I considered dessert that momma had to best monitor
    so as to keep me from over-dosing.
    ....PickyJeanine

  8. #8
    ->Stu Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 10:53:56 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >. . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!


    I hope you're not talking about Beets? I grew up eating them, best
    part was the tops...with butter salt&pepper, and a wee drizzle of
    vinegar.

    >
    >I bought the ones I bought and then almost bought a couple bunches of
    >orange-color b**ts and then decided there's no point in throwing good
    >money after bad.
    >
    >There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    >the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    >offers, too.
    >
    >What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK.


  9. #9
    Kathi Jones Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .


    "->Stu" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 10:53:56 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>. . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!

    >
    > I hope you're not talking about Beets? I grew up eating them, best
    > part was the tops...with butter salt&pepper, and a wee drizzle of
    > vinegar.


    oh yum!




    >
    >>
    >>I bought the ones I bought and then almost bought a couple bunches of
    >>orange-color b**ts and then decided there's no point in throwing good
    >>money after bad.
    >>
    >>There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    >>the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    >>offers, too.
    >>
    >>What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK.




  10. #10
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    In article <270620091243443089%dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderstone. ca>,
    Dave Balderstone <dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderstone.ca> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>, Serene Vannoy
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I've never had pickled b**ts with cinnamon. My own recipe is just
    > > vinegar, sugar, water, sliced onions (optional) and a few peppercorns.

    >
    > I like 'em with a hint of cimanimamon, allspice works too.


    I bought some pickling spice (blend) at the co-op this morning and made
    sure there are plenty of allspice berries in it. Pretty sure there's
    cimanimamon in it, too. "-)

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

  11. #11
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    In article <kTv1m.4240$[email protected]>,
    "The Joneses" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Dave Balderstone" <dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderstone.ca> wrote in message
    > news:270620091243443089%dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderst one.ca...
    > > In article <[email protected]>, Serene Vannoy
    > > <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I've never had pickled b**ts with cinnamon. My own recipe is just
    > >> vinegar, sugar, water, sliced onions (optional) and a few peppercorns.

    > >
    > > I like 'em with a hint of cimanimamon, allspice works too.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Kiva - Loans that change lives.
    > > http://www.kiva.org/lender/david87375440

    >
    > That recipe I use from JOP uses fresh ginger (have used candied in a pinch),
    > cinnaminimum and cloves. Among other things.
    > Edrena


    I just picked up a toe of ginger at the supermarket č should I slice it
    or grate it, d'ya think?

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

  12. #12
    Kathi Jones Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <kTv1m.4240$[email protected]>,
    > "The Joneses" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "Dave Balderstone" <dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderstone.ca> wrote in message
    >> news:270620091243443089%dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderst one.ca...
    >> > In article <[email protected]>, Serene Vannoy
    >> > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> I've never had pickled b**ts with cinnamon. My own recipe is just
    >> >> vinegar, sugar, water, sliced onions (optional) and a few peppercorns.
    >> >
    >> > I like 'em with a hint of cimanimamon, allspice works too.
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Kiva - Loans that change lives.
    >> > http://www.kiva.org/lender/david87375440

    >>
    >> That recipe I use from JOP uses fresh ginger (have used candied in a
    >> pinch),
    >> cinnaminimum and cloves. Among other things.
    >> Edrena

    >
    > I just picked up a toe of ginger at the supermarket < should I slice it
    > or grate it, d'ya think?
    >
    > --


    if'n yer not using it all right now, just freeze it. Once frozen, it can
    easily be peeled, thinly sliced (slivers) or grated - just make sure it
    stays froze - don't let 'er thaw....

    well, at least that's what I do........

    Kathi


    > -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    > http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    > "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    > -Philo of Alexandria




  13. #13
    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article <kTv1m.4240$[email protected]>,
    > "The Joneses" <[email protected]> wrote:


    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Kiva - Loans that change lives.
    >>> http://www.kiva.org/lender/david87375440

    >> That recipe I use from JOP uses fresh ginger (have used candied in a pinch),
    >> cinnaminimum and cloves. Among other things.
    >> Edrena

    >
    > I just picked up a toe of ginger at the supermarket č should I slice it
    > or grate it, d'ya think?
    >



    If you grate it won't it cloud the liquid? Will that matter to the judging?

    gloria p

  14. #14
    Epiphany Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 10:53:56 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >. . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!
    >
    >I bought the ones I bought and then almost bought a couple bunches of
    >orange-color b**ts and then decided there's no point in throwing good
    >money after bad.
    >
    >There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    >the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    >offers, too.
    >
    >What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK.



    cloves. Cloves!! CLOVES!!!! Nobody but me????

  15. #15
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > . . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!
    >
    > I bought the ones I bought and then almost bought a couple bunches of
    > orange-color b**ts and then decided there's no point in throwing good
    > money after bad.
    >
    > There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    > the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    > offers, too.
    >
    > What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK.


    LOL! I like pickles on the sour side. Do you try them, given
    your aversion to the chunks? Good luck.

    --
    Jean B.

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    The Joneses Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:h269cj$kk3$[email protected]..
    > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >> In article <kTv1m.4240$[email protected]>,
    >> "The Joneses" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Kiva - Loans that change lives.
    >>>> http://www.kiva.org/lender/david87375440
    >>> That recipe I use from JOP uses fresh ginger (have used candied in a
    >>> pinch), cinnaminimum and cloves. Among other things.
    >>> Edrena

    >>
    >> I just picked up a toe of ginger at the supermarket č should I slice it
    >> or grate it, d'ya think?
    >>

    >
    >
    > If you grate it won't it cloud the liquid? Will that matter to the
    > judging?
    >
    > gloria p


    JOP has us simmering peeled slices (and spices) in the sauce then discard.
    We want a nice clear sauce? or leave a leetle matchstick in with the stuff?
    So many pickles, so many choices.
    Edrena.



  17. #17
    The Joneses Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    "PickyJaz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Jun 27, 8:53 am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net>
    wrote:
    > . . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!
    > There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    > the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    > offers, too.
    > What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK

    Oh, Goodie!!! I am so pleased to see you're giving in to pickling
    Gacks once again! I so loved my gramma and my mom's PBs. They were
    the only "canners-preservers" in my family, and have been each been
    into their next life for over 25 and 15 years.

    With the great local Farmers Market suppliers, I would even try to
    make them myself were I properly equipped...as in with the right size
    pan and rack for the cook-sealing process. I would describe them as
    slightly sweet with a deep, rich (as opposed to plain ole white)
    vinegar taste, rather than just sweet-sour. It's been so long, but I
    think they always had a slightly cinnamon, and rather strong clove
    taste as well. I still hate both taste and smell of raw, white or
    yellow onion, but I would gobble up even those within jars of PBs my
    loved ones put up every year. Those, and Pickled Peaches were the
    two jars of what I considered dessert that momma had to best monitor
    so as to keep me from over-dosing.
    ....PickyJeanine

    Nice story Jeanine - we gotta keep these alive for the Next Generation.
    JOP has a coupla recipes, that red wine one I love has 2 c. red wine (I use
    Sutter Home Cab Sauvignon, it's pretty reliable) and 3 c. good red wine
    vinegar per 6# b**ts. Heinz is good. The wine vinegars have a softer,
    "fluffier" taste to me. Grain vinegar is for washing windows.
    Edrena



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    The Joneses Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .


    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >> . . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!
    >>
    >> I bought the ones I bought and then almost bought a couple bunches of
    >> orange-color b**ts and then decided there's no point in throwing good
    >> money after bad.
    >>
    >> There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    >> the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    >> offers, too.
    >>
    >> What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK.

    >
    > LOL! I like pickles on the sour side. Do you try them, given your
    > aversion to the chunks? Good luck.
    >
    > --
    > Jean B.


    My sissy, living mostly alone, "marinates" fresh tender beets in vinegar and
    whatever etc. she feels like at the time. They'll keep several days to weeks
    at least in the fridge, depending on strength of solution & salt (& sugar).
    Edrena



  19. #19
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Epiphany <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Sat, 27 Jun 2009 10:53:56 -0500, Melba's Jammin'
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >. . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!
    > >
    > >I bought the ones I bought and then almost bought a couple bunches of
    > >orange-color b**ts and then decided there's no point in throwing good
    > >money after bad.
    > >
    > >There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    > >the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    > >offers, too.
    > >
    > >What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK.

    >
    >
    > cloves. Cloves!! CLOVES!!!! Nobody but me????


    OK, I threw about 5 into the spice blend. A little clove goes a long
    way. :-)

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

  20. #20
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Looks like today's the day. . .

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > > . . . for Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks. Gack!
    > >
    > > I bought the ones I bought and then almost bought a couple bunches of
    > > orange-color b**ts and then decided there's no point in throwing good
    > > money after bad.
    > >
    > > There's a recipe in the big Ball book that doesn't look any worse than
    > > the other two I've tried. I might try that one; will see what SETP
    > > offers, too.
    > >
    > > What's the predominant flavor in them? Sweet-sour? Cinnamon? IMWTK.

    >
    > LOL! I like pickles on the sour side. Do you try them, given
    > your aversion to the chunks? Good luck.


    You're kidding, right? No, I don't try them. I'd sooner have a root
    canal without anesthesia. Ishta.

    I bought $5 worth (5 bunches of about 5-7 each) of small b**ts. I
    didn't get to trimming them quickly enough so I wound up tossing the
    greens (the only edible part AFAIC). After peeling those little
    suckers, I think I'll be lucky if I get 3 pints from them. I only need
    two pints to enter, so that's okay. I'm amazed at the number of people
    I know who say they love them. They're cadging for a jar, but it's not
    likely to happen.

    Last year they won 4th place (a ribbon for the slut) and in 2007 they
    won 5th. There are a remarkable number of entries in the lot, IMOčat
    least 15. Ick.

    My new goal is to win a blue ribbon for them. :-) Thing is, I have NO
    idea of what constitutes a "good" pickled boiled dirt chunk, so I shoot
    blind. I cobbled together a couple recipes tonight that involve wine,
    wine vinegar, sugar, water, and "enhanced" pickling spices. I maybe
    should've stuck with last year's recipečtime will tell. At least
    they'll have about 6 weeks to pickle up before they're judged.

    Now I'm trying to decide if I want to put some onion slices in the jars
    or not. (I haven't packed the jars yet; the BDC are soaking in the
    syrup until morning.

    Decisions, decisions.

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - good news 4-6-2009
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
    -Philo of Alexandria

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