Today I am having to pickle.
Pickle my beetroot that is. Those pesky chickens have eaten every leaf, off every beetroot and rather than let the poor beetroot go to waste I am going to pickle them all, not that there will be that many. I usually prefer to pickle only one or two jars and eat the rest fresh in salads and lightly roasted in the oven.
When I first saw these beetroot I thought something had gone drastically wrong with the shape, but after referring back to the seed packet I saw that they matched the picture on the front, I don't know why I picked this funny shaped beetroot, I usually grow the standard round ones. But they taste as good and, because they have had to be picked so young, they taste lovely and sweet too.
Hey ho hey ho, it's pickling I go.......