September 28th, 2013

Cooking, Freezing and Preserving Ideas--Beets and Carrots!-- Plus, is Anyone Ukrainian?!


As it is end of season, there are some really good sales on late summer vegetables.I am looking to pick up a 10 lb bag of carrots and a 10 lb bag of beets.

What should I do with them?

With the carrots... I had no ideas other than lots of soup and then freezing it and probably giving some away.

And with the beets, I thought of canning them, but I don't like the idea that all of the recipes I've found have a huge amount of sugar in them.

Also, Are you Ukrainian? Do you know how to make Borscht? I'm Ukrainian but I was never taught how and the recipes I've looked through online just don't seem right. If you have an awesome recipe, please share it with me!

DK/DC/Bonus Question: What is your favourite vegetable?


If you have a Keurig, what is your favourite K-Cup? I'm trying to find one that I like. I don't like terribly strong coffee and much prefer flavoured, but I'm trying to branch out into the world of legit coffee. If I drink any, it's laden with sugar and milk to tone down the flavour. I'm thinking I'm enjoying Timothy's Breakfast Blend because it seems to be a mild one, but what would you suggest? I got a box of 12 Barista Prima Italian Roast cups that came with my Keurig, but holy strong, Batman! I'm only drinking them because I don't want them to go to waste.

(And yes, I know all about the My K-cup attachement. I have one, but like I said, I don't really drink regular coffee. I use it for tea, if anything.)

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Does anyone here sleep on a TempurPedic mattress? Do you like it? Do you think they're worth the price?

My husband and I bought a new bed (he'd had it since before we started dating, so, more than 11 years) and new mattress last week, and the cost of the mattress makes me want to cry because it's wayyyy more than I would ever pay for a mattress, but my husband has back issues and he said he really noticed a difference between it and the others we tried.

Which shows have you gotten into belatedly? I just started watching Breaking Bad. Not sure if I'll keep watching, but I have all the episodes DVRd.