Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Canning Day

I got a recipe from my mom for cucumber relish.  She got the recipe from one of her good friends who just happens to be a great cook.

I ended up with 8 jars of cucumber relish, 8 pints of dill pickles and 3 pints of strawberry jam.  The house is permeated with the smell of vinegar.  So much so that hubby says his eyes are burning.  Hmmm, it doesn't bother me.  I LOVE it.

I hope that my garden produces much, much more so I get to can all summer long!

Here's the recipe for the cucumber relish:

6 large cucumbers
4 onions
2 green peppers
2 red peppers (I didn't have any red, so I used all green)
1 Tbsp canning salt
2 cups sugar
2 cups vinegar
1 Tbsp celery seed
1 Tbsp mustard seed

Peel and seed cukes, chop onion, cukes, and peppers into small pieces.  Add salt and mix together.  Allow to sit 30 minutes and then drain.

Add rest of the ingredients and cook until thick.  Pour into jars and seal.


Beyond My Garden said...

Our cucumber plants died so I will probably not do any pickles this year. So far I have only frozen broccoli. I didn't even do sweet corn, always in the freezer. I am very sorry the corn patch had its first bad year in ages.
Your relish looks good.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cathy, Sounds like you are having a great Summer. We took a 3 week trip out west--and it was fabulous!!!!!

Your cucumber relish sounds GREAT.... Thanks for the recipe.

Jean said...

Cathy, The recipe sounds rather easy. One day I will use it. Oh...they look good enough to eat in your photo.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Yesterday was pickle day for me also. I have a squash pickle recipe on the blog tomorrow. I love them and they are so easy. Thanks for your recipe.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try one of your jars of relish. I have a bag of white beans ready to cook. Can't wait to see you. Mom

Clint said...

Looks heavenly---I can only imagine what wonders the taste brings.

Out on the prairie said...

I can't believe you make such little jars of picklles for you big pickle eaters. I take almost a year to use a jar of relish, I put itin potatoe salad and tarter sauce.I like pickled peppers better.

Jules said...

OH, I have cucumbers coming on. Their city 'cumbers so a bit late. :) Your pickles look yummy. I might have to get with you on those jelly's, I love homemade jelly/jam. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Your jars of goodies look so pretty! I haven't canned for a long time. I hope to again one of these days.

My cucumbers are just starting to bloom.

Richard said...

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Olga said...

It looks so beautiful and clean, and yummy. I love the idea of the cucumber relish:) Thank you for the recepe!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

this is going to taste So Good when the snowballs fly!

Jane said...

I admire your canning skills. It is a home making skill that I wished I had taken the time to learn!


molly b. said...

My eyes are burning all the way in Paducah just looking at the pics. Brings back memories of the red brick house in Hico.

Richard said...

Great info on canning, as we were talking about that on my own blog. It really is becoming a lost art. Richard from Amish Stories.