Friday, July 25, 2014

REALLY Good Relish

8 cups of chopped/peeled cucumbers
4 cups of chopped/seeded green bell peppers
4 cups of chopped/seeded red bell peppers
2 cups of chopped celery
1 cup of chopped sweet onion
1/2 cup of pickling or canning salt
3 cups of white vinegar
2 1/4 cups of sugar
3 tbsp celery seed
3 tbsp mustard seed

I use a food processor to finely chop everything up.
*In a large glass or stainless steel bowl.. combine cucumbers, peppers, celery, onion and salt...cover and let sit for 4 hours in a cool place..Then transfer to a colander and drain...rinse well with cool water and drain thoroughly...using your hands squeeze out the excess liquid.

*Prepare your canner, jars and lids

*In a large stainless steel saucepan...combine vinegar, sugar, celery and mustard seeds...stir well and bring to a boil over medium heat... add drained cucumber mixture and return to a boil,,,, be sure to stir frequently. ..reduce heat and boil gently for 10 min.

*Put your relish in hot jars ...leaving 1/2 inch headspace..wipe rim your lids on in canner.. be sure they are covered completely with water...boil for 10 min.... remove canner lid....wait 5 min. ....remove and store..
* Be sure to make sure the center has popped down and sealed if not you can refrigerate and eat within 2 wks

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