Shared by shareholder Julia Vandenbosch
1 cup cider vinegar 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar 1/8 teaspoon pickling spice
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds 1/4 onion, halved
1 small bay leaf 3/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1/4 bunch fresh dill 3 beets (1 lb without tops)
Bring all ingredients except beets to a boil in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.
Cool marinade, then chill, covered, 1 day to allow flavors to develop. Pour through a fine sieve into a bowl.
Cook beets, by roasting or steaming, until cooked through. Slip off skins and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
Stir together beets and marinade, then marinate, covered and chilled, 1 day.