Raw pickled beetroot

Last evening i sat down for a bit, on the ground on my meditation pillow with a cushion for my knees. The meditation pillow i have for around twenty years or so. I mainly use it as a doorstop. My cats have a habit of closing doors, when they don’t really want to.

I sat down in my room for around half an hour. I listened to all the sounds in the house and outside. The tram in the street next to mine riding by. Cars in the distance. A couple of cars closer by. Birds singing and chirping.

Writing this down now makes me listen to the sounds outside. The balcony door is open. It was raining a lot today. When i was on the market it started to rain once again. I hoped i had picked an hour in between rain, but no. Still, i was sitting besides the library for a while, went inside the Markthal to go to the Asian supermarket and get some soy sauce. When i went back home it was dry once more.

Today i made raw pickled beetroot. Last week i bought a couple, and i had two in the fridge. I looked around for a good recipe. Several i found for cooked or baked beetroot. This one is for thinly sliced raw beetroot. I like it raw. I’ve made salads with raw beetroot. Last week for the bonfire evening in the Peace Garden i made a salad with raw beetroot, raw carrot, raisins, a bit of honey and a dressing with olive oil, mustard and vinegar. Some feta separately, to add to if you wanted it. Tasted good!

All the ingredients for the pickle

The pickle was easy. First i got the water, apple vinegar, sugar, peppercorns, star anise, salt and cayenne pepper in a small pan and set it up to heat through completely. I started to slice the beetroot on my mandolin. I had set it to a very small distance, so i would get thin slices. I sliced half a red onion after that, and one garlic clove.

I searched for a pot which would fit the beetroot. I boiled water enough for the pot to be covered with it and set it to dry on a piece of kitchen paper. I filled the pot with some beetroot, added some onion and garlic. Going on until the pot was filled. I had some beetroot left over. Enough for my soup for tonight.

I let the pot cool for an hour or so. Now it is standing in the fridge for at least two days. After that they are done.

Bon appetit!

Slicing the beetroot on my mandolin
Sliced beetroot
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Published on June 22, 2016 at 6:00 by

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