Harvest time. In the fields, in the garden, in the hive, on the tree. I so look forward to fresh edibles!! And yet so much work. What to do with it all? What can I make with it? Do I can or freeze? Do I make pie or jelly? And then there's beets. Pickle em, cook em, or bake em in to bread. Well here's my favorite way to eat beets.
Don't tell grandma Angie- she pickled every beet she could find. And I loved eating a pickled beet on holidays.But when it comes to opening up a jar and eating them, after one or two, the rest of the jar gets thrown. So I bake em into bread. And it's a sweet bread. A pretty pink bread too.
Grandma Angie had a fruit room to envy. She had jars upon jars of just about everything. Canned meats, pickles, jellies, veggies of every color, wine, fruit sauce, and lard. I loved to go visit and have her send me down to the fruit room for a jar of my favorite sauce to put over ice cream. Juneberry sauce or cherry sauce were my favorites. Spit sauce was my least favorite. Hard to believe she would can chokecherries and make them into a sauce to put over ice cream. And then eat it and spit out all the pits. Once again, don't get me wrong, chokecherries have their place- in jellies and pancake syrup. In wine and liquors. But over ice cream? I vote no. Just goes to show how spoiled I am. Just look at all the butter slathered on that bread. Oh so good!!