I’ve always loved growing a few veg in the garden so with moving to a house with a big garden was perfect. Big veg patch and a decent size left for a lawn. There’s something so satisfying about going out in the morning and picking the veg for tea, plus having enough to share around the family now is perfect but you don’t need loads of space to grown some of your own veg in the garden or a patio or even a window box. Picked a few of the beets today as we are visiting my partners family so everyone gets a jar.

19floz malt vinegar
1tsp whole peppercorns
1tsp coriander seeds
2 cloves
1oz sugar

Wash the beets, being careful not to pierce the skin or the will loose the colour. In a high sided pan add boiling water to just cover the beets. Measure the water so you know the ratio of vinegar to use. Boil for 30 minutes or until tender, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside to cool. Add the vinegar along with the rest of the ingredients to the pan, continue to boil for 10 minutes then let it go cold. When the beets are cool enough to handle the skin will just peel off easy with your hands. Chop up as of wish. Add to air tight jars and fill up with the pickling liquid. Leave for a couple of days and enjoy.