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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pickling Beets




The Garden Harvest 
continues...







Beets Today...










Another day of canning here!









I'm still using Grandma's beet slicer...

it's the only way to cut 
a nice beet pickle!

Grandma's slicer...
Grandma's recipe...

I hope she knows how much
I'm missing her today!

She could be teaching me German
while I'm slicing wavy beets...






Aaahhckkk to Lieber!!

(I don't know what 
that meant but she said it a lot)

Maybe it meant "get busy!"
(in my case, yes, that's probably
what she was sayin')

Hugs,
Lisa





16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

my mother was full-blood german and said ach du lieber all the time, too. she translated it as 'oh my dear' or 'oh my gosh'. :)

and i detest beets. ate too many as a kid and won't touch them, now. :)

It's me said...

What a nice post filled with memories......love Ria...xxx...

barb said...

Lisa, It meant "Ach my Gawd, you children are driving me crazy!"
And the crazier we drove her the more German would fly, which made us giggle uncontrollably.

Bonnie said...

Oh, I love pickled beets!!! I also love them roasted. Yum!

Lynne said...

At summer's end . . . I look forward to a photo of ALL of your canned fruits/vegetables. Family members are no doubt thrilled with the anticipation on their palette!

I love your "old school" ways . . .

Loretta said...

Beautiful beets for canning! Great jobs on this canning! I love them too! They will be sooo delicious when you put them on the table!
Hugs

Candy C. said...

I LOVE your grandma's beet slicer and how fun that you included her picture too! :)

Jill said...

Love your memory filled post today!

Velva said...

Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful again.

Country Gal said...

Pickled beets YUMMY ! It has been years since I have had garden fresh beets ! My mum pickled beets as well when I was a kid on our hobby farm ! Lovely photos ! I read some where that Aaahhckkk to Lieber! meant dear love ! I guess it depends on how it is said and written in German but what do I know I am of Brit decent lol ! Have a great day !

Melinda said...

Not a big beet fan. Mr. Ken is though.
Looks like you hava good crop there.

M :)

Brian King said...

Those are some dandy beets! Your garden is doing very well!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love beet pickles and used to make them all the time when I lived on the farm. Haven't made them in years. But looking at yours are making me hungry for them!

cherry said...

I have never tasted a beet pickle but I would try yours in a heartbeat..
I'm swooning over your little green cart...hugs, Cherry

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BlueShell said...

Awesome!
BShell