Monday, August 17, 2009

Pickle Relish

This was actually one of my goals this summer,
to grow pickling cucumbers and make pickle relish.

Unfortunately, I only grew 6 pickling cukes
(3 were too shy for a photo)...

...and had to substitute standard cucumbers to make an entire recipe of relish. Does it matter? Probably. But I'm not sure how (mushy perhaps) and right now I don't care.

I chopped the cucumbers (8 cups total)...

...and added onion and green pepper.

Covered with vinegar and sugar solution and refrigerated for 24 hours.

Brought relish to a boil so that it turns this icky olive color.

Filled jars leaving 1/2" head space.

Then a nice hot water bath for 10minutes and we have 7 pints of pickle relish. Which should last us an entire year since Steve and I are pretty much the only ones who like it and only on hamburgers or hot dogs which we rarely eat (unless we're at a baseball game or Costco and I hardly ever bring my own condiments :)


inadvertent farmer said...

Ohhh I love homemade relish! I hope you enjoy it on your hotdogs! Kim

Maureen said...

Kind of makes me want to go buy some just to use the relish :)