SOLSC19 7/31: For the Love of Beets

It’s March and the Slice of Life Challenge. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing space for writers.

For the 7th Annual Poetry Project tomorrow, I’m sharing my love of beets. I wrote the poem today and thought, perfect, I can use for today’s SOLSC post. So you all get a sneak peek.

Grandma pickled them
and I ate them along with red eggs
©jone rush macculloch

Pickled beets and hard boiled red eggs was a standard with summer visits from my grandmother. She told me that this was a Pennsylvania Dutch recipe but she didn’t really have a written down recipe.
I love making pickled beets and red eggs. There is something about biting into a red egg which is mostly magenta and see the yellow of the yolk. And then the sweet spicy pickle of the beet.

Today I make my pickled beets and eggs several times a year. I don’t really have a recipe. This is what I do.

Pickled Red Beets and Pickled Red Eggs

1:1 vinegar to water
Whole cloves to season
Sugar (about ½-1 cup depending on how many beets)
Cook the beets in water until tender.
Skin the outer skin.
Quarter or cut up to size
Put into a quart mason jar
Mix the water, vinegar, cloves and sugar. Pour over the beets.
Add shelled hard boiled eggs to make pickled red eggs.

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9 Responses to SOLSC19 7/31: For the Love of Beets

  1. Ramona says:

    Oh my, pickled beets were a summer specialty (and a winter delgiht).when I was growing up. Red pickled eggs sound like a lovely addition. Saving this post in my recipe file!

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  3. And another Yum! I love beets too, and this combo sounds like an artist put it together, thanks Jone!

  4. Veronica says:

    Thanks for this.. NEVER had in my life, but I will now!

  5. khays41 says:

    Oh mmmmm! I do enjoy beets–and now I am interested in trying red eggs. i have never had them. Thanks for sharing such a delicious slice!

  6. cflathers says:

    I love pickled beets, have never had the red pickled eggs. After reading this, I want some pickled beets.

  7. laurashovan222 says:

    This sounds amazing. I didn’t discover beets until I was an adult. Probably because the only ones I’d ever seen came from a can. (shudder)

  8. Alice Nine says:

    Oh, Jone, my grandmother made pickled beets and red pickled eggs… so did my mother… but sadly I haven’t carried on the tradition. And they didn’t leave me a recipe. Thank you for sharing yours. I think my son-in-law and my daughter-in-law will share them with me… but never my husband or daughter or sons.

  9. Lisa Keeler says:

    Yum! I love beets. Your slice has my mouth watering.

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