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Pickled Beets : A Photo Journey

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I found this great blog today with pictures of a “real life”, lived in kitchen. And she still cans! We do not have to wait for all the stars to align and our lives to be perfect to can or store food. Be inspired by this real women, living real life with her family.

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Sometimes my kitchen looks like this :

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And I can anyway.

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This weekend I needed to can up some pickled beets. And today was Sunday. So it was time.

Here they are, and here it goes…

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I love the toilet paper and the fire extinguisher in back of my sanitized jars. It’s so classy.

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I made a casserole while I was canning. It featured beet greens and stems. Oven cooking is always good on canning days, because you can count on using all of your burners.

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Cheesecloth, for tying a spice bag.

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My canning surface:

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The casserole. Doesn’t look that great, but it tasted delicious. Potatoes, cheese, milk, mushrooms and cabbage, broccoli stems, beet greens and stems. Sounds gross too. Hmmm. Well I testify that it was good. We devoured it. It was all I could do not to gobble the whole thing down, but I managed to leave some…

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Author: Laurie Nguyen

I am a happily married, stay at home mom with four sons, ages 24, 22, 18, and 14. I'm not a professional blogger, and I'm certainly not a foodie or a chef. But I like food, so I think I'm qualified to write about my own life experience with food. Want to be a little more prepared for the unexpected? Check out my Food Storage Blog, http://forayintofoodstorage.com. Have a question about Food Storage? Email me: forayintofoodstorage@gmail.com.

3 thoughts on “Pickled Beets : A Photo Journey

  1. I love seeing these projects being undertaken by “real” women — gives hope to a domestic disaster such as me! I’ll have to try canning in small batches. I was surprised to see she only made 3 quarts — that averages to one quart per hour of work, though – which is a bit discouraging. I left all my canning stuff in Utah, so I guess I’ll have to haul it back here this summer. Thanks for the motivation, Laurie!

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  2. This is an issue I was personally facing just the other day, so I blogged about it. I see other blogs have thousands of followers and are making money from blogging. Their pictures look professionally done and perfect! I want to have nice, eye capturing photos but I also don’t want to be using photos that are from the “google”. I want people to know that I am a normal person and my cooking area is not always perfect, I make due. I love that you reblogged this; there are still people out there who have the struggles of us mere earth-ridden mortals.

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