Just a small update on the aquarium system, given it has been so long. I have put a plant growing fluro tube in the light above the grow bed. This has allowed me to have a bit more luck growing succulents. Everything has been ticking along ok, although the tank is not looking anywhere near its prime. Once I have moved house I am hoping that it will be getting back to its prime.

 

 

A few weeks ago I harvest a couple of rather large beetroot from my Aquaponics system. You can read about the harvest here. I decided the best way to make use of such a large amount of beetroot was to pickle it. A quick google search later and I had found a recipe I wanted to try. It took quite a few hours to boil the beetroot untill it was soft. Eventually it got there and I sliced it up, cooked up the pickling juice and threw it into some jars.

Now that I have tasted it, all I can say is that it is a fantastic recipe. It is not super sweet like the store purchased beetroot and has a beautiful flavor. Mildly acidic and full of flavors that come from boiling the spices in the vinegar. It is so good that it was enjoyed by non-beetroot fans! You cant get much better a recommendation that that!

 

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Beetroot
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1 1/2 Cups White Vinegar
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Peppercorns
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

 

Instructions

  1. Wash beetroot thoroughly and boil in water until tender.
  2. Cool and remove skin. (Either by hand or with a knife.)
  3. Cut beetroot into slices or julienne strips.
  4. Place all other ingredients into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  5. Simmer for five minutes and then strain.
  6. Pack beetroot into hot sterilized jars and top up with vinegar mixture.
  7. Seal and store in a cool place.

 

That’s all there is too it! It’s that simple.

I found this recipe on the www.bestrecipes.com.au. If you enjoy the recipe please head over the website and give it a positive comment. A big thanks to Kaye for sharing such a great recipe. Finally, I am in no way affiliated with www.bestrecipes.com.au, nor do I know Kaye, I am just sharing a great recipe.

 

By Ryan Sevelj