Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sweet Relish

This is Little Rooster...He is one happy boy...why you ask?
Today was SWEET RELISH day at our house. Little Rooster can't eat anything with smothering it in SWEET RELISH. Today we bottled 48 pints, enough to last us awhile. It is a wonderful recipe one that has been passed through our community for many years. A tried and true recipe. Cucumbers are abundant right now, so the time was right.
Little Rooster's Favorite Sweet Relish
24 lg. cucumbers - unpeeled
8 lg. onions
8 lg. green peppers
1 lg. red pepper
*grind above ingredients and drain juice. I have an attachment to my Kitchen Aid, that is a food grinder, it works great. After liquid is drained, place in a large stock pot and add:
1 T. turmeric
8 T. salt
4 tsp. mustard seed
8 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. powdered cloves
10 c. sugar
1 1/2 qts. apple cider vinegar
Boil all together for 20 minutes. Hot pack in sterile jars and steam process for 10 minutes.


rachelle said...

i cannot believe you bottled 48 pints of sweet relish! wowie. i did about ten last summer and just opened the second jar. (cj is not as big a fan as roostie and I are, i must do some dill .) i bet you are tired tonight! whew! but yummo! way to go.

Prudy said...

Your blog is adorable! I loved your random thoughts and pictures, plus your header is so great too.