I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Green Tomato Sweet Relish

I'm always on the lookout for ways to use those tomatoes that ran out of ripening time. This relish will be fantastic on our hot dogs and hamburgers next summer.

6 cups finely chopped green tomatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped pepper (red or green)
1  1/2 cups finely chopped onion
3 tbsps pickling salt

1  1/2 cups sugar
1 tbsp and 1 tsp prepared mustard
1  1/2 tsp celery seed
1 tsp mustard seed

6 whole cloves
1  1/2 cups vinegar

Combine the green tomatoes, pepper, onion and salt in a large bowl and leave for 1 hour.

Drain in a colander, but don't rinse the mixture.
Place in a large pot and add sugar, mustard, celery seed and mustard seed. Take the cloves and tie them up in a pouch made from cheesecloth or use a coffee filter.  It works well. Put this pouch in the pot and pour in the vinegar.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Remove the cloves. Cool eh? It looks and smells like cucumber relish! A little less green than store bought but that's probably because this one has no food colouring in it.

Fill hot sterilized jars to 1/4" from full and put the lids on but don't tighten.  Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.

Adapted from http://www.food.com/recipe/green-tomato-relish-hot-dog-relish-70538

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