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Beets: pickling series

Hello Readers and happy Friday!

Last week we started our conversation on pickling, and how it is a great time to start thinking about preserving some of our summertime favorites. This weeks pick is the lovely beet. Beets are great for your body and you can read more on their benefits here.

Here is the process for pickling them it is only 3 steps!

  1. Slice your beets and place them in a mason jar. I chose to slice these into rounds since I plan on using them in sandwiches, but feel free to slice them however you want.

2. Next take 1/2 cup of white vinegar ( you can also use apple cider vinegar) 1/4 cup of sugar, and 1 tsp of pickling spice.

3. Boil vinegar mixture for about 5 min. Once boiled pour over beets in mason jar and let sit overnight.

Try this out at home and let me know how your experience was! Also comment what your favorite pickled fruits and vegetables are so we can make them together!

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Cucumbers: an intro to pickling

Hello Readers, and Happy Monday!

This month I would like to highlight the cucumber. Here in Massachusetts cucumbers are in peak season and it makes a lot of sense. Cucumbers are have an extremely high water and fiber content aiding in hydration and weight loss. As you may already know, hydration is a small problem that has many large solutions, from fatigue, stress, cramp spasms and hunger, adding cucumbers into your rotation of produce will help make up for the water you don’t drink during the day.

The cucumber season in MA lasts from June to August, my recommendation is that here at the end of July you should make your own pickles for the upcoming fall and winter.

Here is a really simple recipe I like to use from the Food Network. It is a great way to store cucumbers for the upcoming season and can last up to two months!

Over the next few posts I will be sharing ideal fruits and veggies to pickle and when so when October and November hit we will have a variety of homemade special ingredients to choose from to spice up our recipes!

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Thank you for reading and until next time, Cheers!

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