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    Ross@home Guest

    Default Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks of a different hue.

    Also posted to ABF with pictures.
    We planted a new variety of beets (for us anyway) this year called
    "Golden". They did very well but, we should have checked them earlier,
    they "got away", some beets were huge!. We figured they'd be tough,
    woody and unusable but decided to give them a try anyway.
    Very pleasantly surprised. After cooking they were neither tough nor
    woody. In fact they were tender, sweeter and better tasting than any
    of the traditional red beets we've ever grown.
    Cut them into chunks, pickled some, vac-packed and froze the rest.
    I ate many chunks while cutting them and I think even Barb would
    probably like them ;-).

    Ross.

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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks of a different hue.

    On 9/22/2011 11:21 AM, Ross@home wrote:
    > Also posted to ABF with pictures.
    > We planted a new variety of beets (for us anyway) this year called
    > "Golden". They did very well but, we should have checked them earlier,
    > they "got away", some beets were huge!. We figured they'd be tough,
    > woody and unusable but decided to give them a try anyway.
    > Very pleasantly surprised. After cooking they were neither tough nor
    > woody. In fact they were tender, sweeter and better tasting than any
    > of the traditional red beets we've ever grown.
    > Cut them into chunks, pickled some, vac-packed and froze the rest.
    > I ate many chunks while cutting them and I think even Barb would
    > probably like them ;-).
    >
    > Ross.

    I had this vision of Barb gagging and spitting at the very thought of
    eating golden Boiled Dirt Chunks. <G>

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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks of a different hue.

    On 9/22/2011 10:21 AM, Ross@home wrote:
    > Also posted to ABF with pictures.
    > We planted a new variety of beets (for us anyway) this year called
    > "Golden". They did very well but, we should have checked them earlier,
    > they "got away", some beets were huge!. We figured they'd be tough,
    > woody and unusable but decided to give them a try anyway.
    > Very pleasantly surprised. After cooking they were neither tough nor
    > woody. In fact they were tender, sweeter and better tasting than any
    > of the traditional red beets we've ever grown.
    > Cut them into chunks, pickled some, vac-packed and froze the rest.
    > I ate many chunks while cutting them and I think even Barb would
    > probably like them ;-).
    >
    > Ross.



    Don't bet the farm on that. She's more stubborn than she looks....

    gloria p

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    Beti Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks of a different hue.

    On Sep 22, 3:12*pm, "gloria.p" <gpues...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > On 9/22/2011 10:21 AM, Ross@home wrote:
    >
    > > Also posted to ABF with pictures.
    > > We planted a new variety of beets (for us anyway) this year called
    > > "Golden". They did very well but, we should have checked them earlier,
    > > they "got away", some beets were huge!. We figured they'd be tough,
    > > woody and unusable but decided to give them a try anyway.
    > > Very pleasantly surprised. After cooking they were neither tough nor
    > > woody. In fact they were tender, sweeter and better tasting than any
    > > of the traditional red beets we've ever grown.
    > > Cut them into chunks, pickled some, vac-packed and froze the rest.
    > > I ate many chunks while cutting them and I think even Barb would
    > > probably like them ;-).

    >
    > > Ross.

    >
    > Don't bet the farm on that. *She's more stubborn than she looks....
    >
    > gloria p


    I made the rounds at the farmers market Saturday and bought some
    golden beets since you recommended them so highly. There were some
    giant ones, like the size of my fists together, but I just bought
    smallish ones for the trial run. They sure are pretty! I'm looking
    forward to trying them.

    Last year, I grew chiogga beets, the striped ones and thought they'd
    be pretty pickled. I think I cooked them too long and all the color
    leached out. I think steaming them rather than boiling might preserve
    their color better. The flavor was fine at least, even if the color
    was kind of blah.

    Beti

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks of a different hue.

    In article <[email protected]>, Ross@home
    wrote:
    > Very pleasantly surprised. After cooking they were neither tough nor
    > woody. In fact they were tender, sweeter and better tasting than any
    > of the traditional red beets we've ever grown.


    I find that hard to believe.

    > Cut them into chunks, pickled some, vac-packed and froze the rest.
    > I ate many chunks while cutting them and I think even Barb would
    > probably like them ;-).
    >
    > Ross.


    Don't hold your breath.
    --
    Barb

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks of a different hue.

    In article <j5gbsb$dtm$[email protected]>,
    "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > Cut them into chunks, pickled some, vac-packed and froze the rest.
    > > I ate many chunks while cutting them and I think even Barb would
    > > probably like them ;-).
    > >
    > > Ross.

    >
    >
    > Don't bet the farm on that. She's more stubborn than she looks....
    >
    > gloria p


    That's harsh, G, just harsh. A Tibetan sage told me I have the gift of
    discernment.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks of a different hue.

    In article <4e7b85d8$0$16630$[email protected] >,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wroteze the rest.
    > > I ate many chunks while cutting them and I think even Barb would
    > > probably like them ;-).
    > >
    > > Ross.

    > I had this vision of Barb gagging and spitting at the very thought of
    > eating golden Boiled Dirt Chunks. <G>


    Bingo.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

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    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Pickled Boiled Dirt Chunks of a different hue.


    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <j5gbsb$dtm$[email protected]>,
    > "gloria.p" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> > Cut them into chunks, pickled some, vac-packed and froze the rest.
    >> > I ate many chunks while cutting them and I think even Barb would
    >> > probably like them ;-).
    >> >
    >> > Ross.

    >>
    >>
    >> Don't bet the farm on that. She's more stubborn than she looks....
    >>
    >> gloria p

    >
    > That's harsh, G, just harsh. A Tibetan sage told me I have the gift of
    > discernment.


    I never argue with Gloria ...
    --
    http://www.shop.helpforheros.org.uk


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