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Friday, June 15, 2012

Beet Harvest, Canned Beets, Peas, Honey, Towel


I harvested these beets from my 4x4 square foot bed.  I plan to go on vacation to celebrate our 52nd anniversary so am posting my harvest today.


I canned six pints of pickled beets.  They were messy and a lot of work!  Do I want to do this next year????  I do love pickled beets tho!


More peas!!!  I will definitely be growing those next year!  They have been so good, and we have enjoyed eating fresh peas.



We buy local honey from a couple around the corner a bit from us.  I use it in my granola and my one cookie recipe.


I like to hang towels from my kitchen cupboard doors.  A penpal friend made this one for me.  I think maybe I was suppose to take it down after Christmas but I love it so decided to leave it up all year.  Everyone have a wonderful gardening week-end!




24 comments:

Robin said...

First, Congratulations on 52 years of marriage!!!

Canning pickled beets is a bit of a chore. But, they are so so good! I didn't plant any spring beets this year. I better remember to plant them for the fall!

Have a wonderful time!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Robin. Those 52 years have sure gone by fast! I hope you get some beets to grow. By next year I will probably have forgotten how much work canning pickled beets is and do it again! lol Glad you could visit. Nancy

kitsapFG said...

Pickled beets are worth the mess. I only wish my husband liked them... it's hard to use up a canner load of them with only myself eating them.

Congratulations on 52 years! Very inspiring.

Kathryn D. Duke said...

a very happy anniversary and love your beet harvest!!!

emilysincerely said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. Congratualtions. I love the way you have a pretty tea towel on your cabinet door. I have so many old beautiful ones and that is a perfect way to display it so I can enjoy it. Thanks for the idea. Your beet harvest is impressive! Good for you!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi KitsapFG, Thanks! We are blessed to have 52 years together. My husband doesn't like pickled beets either. More for me! lol I made six pints plus part of a quart in the refrigerator. I will probably have them all gone by next spring! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Kathryn, Thanks! We are happy to have each other! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Emily! I am glad I could share the idea about the towels. Nancy

Debbie J said...

Your harvest looks delicious! I also like the towel hanging from the cabinet like that.

I put the instructions for the table runner on my blog today.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Debbie, Thanks for visiting and for putting the table runner instructions on your blog for me!!! Come again! Nancy

Jenny said...

Happy Anniversary! those beets and peas look wonderful! I have plenty of peas but not enough beets forming and i love them roasted in salads.

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your 52 wedding anniversary. What a milestone and an example to your children and grandchildren.

I can a lot of pickled beets for my family. Personally I don't care for pickled anything, but I do it for them.

Your towel is so cute. Have a wonderful weekend with your hubby.

~Cheryl

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Jenny, Thanks for the Anniversary wishes! Do you just roast your beets in olive oil in the oven and then put them in your salads or how do you do it? Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Cheryl, Thanks for the Anniversary wishes! My husband does not like pickled beets either so I don't have to can that many but I enjoy them. Glad you enjoyed the picture of the towel. Come again! Nancy

Akannie said...

Happy Anniversary, Mr and Mrs Nancy!!! God bless you both!!

We love beets here, pickled, not pickled and raw. Beets are extremely good for you...they are an excellent detox vegetable!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Thanks Akannie. Good to know that beets are good for me! I need all the help I can get! Nancy

nutmeg gardener said...

Enjoy celebrating your anniversary! Beets are so good and yours look great; can't wait til we get some to harvest! I agree too that fresh peas are wonderful. A whole new taste treat for us as it's the first year I've grown them.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi nutmeg gardener, Thanks for coming to visit! Hope you enjoy your first year of peas! So much to learn about growing! There is a big herb farm in Conn, Caprilands, that we visited. Have you been there? Hope you will come again. Nancy

Julie said...

I could imagine pickling beets is a very messy ordeal, but I bet they are yummy! My spring beets have not been happy. I think fall is the best time for me to grow them.

Have a wonderful anniversary trip!

Stefaneener said...

Many congratulations. I hope you enjoy your vacation. If you love the beets enough to put up with the mess and time. . . well, go for it! the peas look terrific too.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Julie, Yep, the beets were very messy but the fact I was not feeling well didn't help probably! Hope you can grow some this fall! Thanks for the Anniversary wishes. Glad you could visit! Nancy

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Stefaneer, I definitely will enjoy eating the beets! Hopefully next year they will have my health problems solved and I will have more energy. Thanks for the anniversary wishes! Come again! Nancy

Susan said...

Nancy, I will pray for you! Please let me know progress as you feel led. Congratulations on 52 years! You don't see that as much anymore. I will also pray for many more years of joy!

Susan

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi Susan, Thanks for your prayers. Right now I am pretty frustrated! Thanks for the congratulations on our 52 years. We are a lucky couple! Nancy