This afternoon, we boiled up some beets with a plan to pickle them. The recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of pickling spice tied up in a few layers of cheesecloth. I never have cheesecloth. So here's what I did instead.
Take a couple of scrap squares of fabric and sew around 3 sides.
Then turn the square inside out and put the proper amount of pickling spice in it.
Then close up the open side and sew it shut.
Put your teabag full of spice into your vinegar mixture to boil. Remove the teabag of spices and pour the spiced vinegar over the cooked sliced beats.
Voila, Pickled Beets!
3 hours ago