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Beautiful Beets

Five jars of pickled beets for the pantry put together by the husband and I.

The first one just sealed, a resounding pop that never fails to give me satisfaction.

I've been playing around over at Dreamwidth though I've made no entries. I may use it exclusively for my memoirs. Or I may never write there at all. Time will reveal.

A busy weekend with daughters,  their offspring   & friends.

Found a roadside stand selling fried catfish Saturday last and was delightfully sur prized to find it quite delicious and inexpensive.

All the carrots are harvested now and many of the beets. The green beans are resting and I think will come forth with a few more beans soon. It's quite dry and very hot. The water in the pool is tepid but not overly warm so it makes for a nice float in the late evenings.

It's beginning to look as if Moose, Erin and Anah's puppy will be returning to the foster care system. He has taken chasing cars and has a number of other bad habits. It hasn't been a good fit for them. Thank goodness I'm not attached to the dog or I'd be sad about it but it's their business not mine.

After watching the tv show "Poldark," I decided to read the series of books , the first of which was written in England in 1945.  Thus far I am appreciating the author's writing style and the storyline is similar to the series. Im thinking i will at least finish the first one.

Well...I guess I should go clean the beet juice off of things in the kitchen. It's looking a bit red in there.


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Jul. 17th, 2017 09:09 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you have had a really great weekend. Rock on! I'm sorry that the puppy didn't work out, but it does sound like it needs some place with a firmer hand. Chasing cars is especially a very bad habit for them to get into.

Mmm, your pool sounds lovely. Is envious.
Jul. 20th, 2017 06:55 pm (UTC)
He's getting better about the car chasing. Definitely needs a firmer touch than he's getting.

Edited at 2017-07-20 06:55 pm (UTC)
Jul. 20th, 2017 08:02 pm (UTC)
It's just such a bad (and deadly) habit for them to get into.
Jul. 17th, 2017 09:36 pm (UTC)
Ah, beet juice does tend to make it's mark everywhere.

I hope the pup finds a forever home where there are not so many cars. It would have been devastating if the dog had been hit.
Jul. 20th, 2017 06:53 pm (UTC)
So far no new home for pup. He needs a family who is home. Daughter is a nurse, wirks long hours. Granddaughter involved in sports do gone a lot. At least hes laid off the car chasing.

Edited at 2017-07-20 06:54 pm (UTC)
Jul. 19th, 2017 06:52 am (UTC)
Been using beetroot recently. Mostly roasting at the moment.

Beetroot is traditional in a kiwiburger but those come out of a can, so it's not the same. You need to be careful not to get the juice on your clothes (especially if you're wearing white).
Jul. 20th, 2017 06:49 pm (UTC)
Burgers in a can, now that's weird.
Jul. 21st, 2017 04:54 am (UTC)
Ha ha. It's the beet(root) that comes out of a can. A whole burger out of can? Now that would be something.
Jul. 20th, 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
We always use whats available from the garden. This year there are a lot of beets/beetroot.
Jul. 19th, 2017 03:28 pm (UTC)
" I decided to read the series of books , the first of which was written in England in 1945."

My first thought was that England in 1945 must've been an interesting time/place to be writing a first novel. And knowing nothing about the book/series/author, I headed over to Wikipedia, speculating on the way that it might be a reflection on the closing days of the World War.

Wrong. Turns out Poldark is an historical novel set in a much earlier era. But I took consolation in the fact that its main character is based on a chance meeting between the author and an RAF pilot in the London underground. Which immediately spun me off into a wistful rememberance of my old man's stories of riding the underground and sometimes sheltering there during a V-2 rocket attack. (Should've written those down when I had the chance.)

But it does sound like an interesting read and I hope you enjoy it. At the moment, I've got about 150 pages of J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy left to read before my book club tonight and that's with 2 hours taken out of the afternoon to work with the grandson on our basement shop project. Which is going well, by the way. Better than the book, obviously.

Anyway, next time I'll write you a letter or learn how to put my comment under a cut, lol. Hope you have a great day...
Jul. 19th, 2017 03:55 pm (UTC)
I was surprised at the publication date, heck I wasnt even born yet. And the time frame is one I've never explored. I might be reading the book just because I'm a bit in lust with the actor who plays Ross Poldark. His name is Aidan Turner and I discovered him in a a BBC series, "Being Human," in which he portrays a vampire. I've got a thing for vampires.

Enjoyed the backstory on the author, as I have not researched him, but am now intrigued to do so.

Grand news about the basement project! That is so awesome.

Wow you have a lot of reading to catch up on. I've never tried a reading group,but am fairly certain there is one at the local library. Maybe in the fall I'll try it. Lord knows my social life could use an infusion of some sort.

You have a wonderful day. I'm taking my book to the pool to float and read.
Jul. 20th, 2017 01:39 am (UTC)
Never heard of pickled beats before (foreign foreigner is foreign). I tried to google some recipes and only got confused with how different they were.

We don't are not fans of beets here anyway, but just out of curiosity, do you make yours with plenty of sugar, or more like regular pickles?
Jul. 20th, 2017 06:48 pm (UTC)
Not a lot of sugar, more tart like regular pickles and only spice used this year was cinammon sticks.
Jul. 20th, 2017 11:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

Never heard of cinnamon sticks in pickles before. Foreign foreigner is foreign indeed. :)
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