Come into my kitchen!! Today was hot pepper relish day! My nose is still running.
Some of the ingredients:
I may not have many tomatoes this year but the hot peppers are doing well. So:
I used Mom's tried and true recipe for "pickled veggies". I use this recipe for relish as well as mixed vegetable pickles. It is very versatile.
Here goes- bring the following to a simmer:
2 cups water
3 1/3 cups white vinegar
1/8 cup canning salt
1/3 cup white sugar
Pack your choice of ingredients in sterile jars. Pour hot liquid over all, take out the air bubbles- I use a chopstick to poke the bubbles out:
You can also do green tomatoes, carrots, green beans, celery and/or carrots. Or just do cukes with dill and garlic to make dills. This is a great, versatile recipe that I've used many times.
After this sets for about a month, we will have plenty of relish for cheesesteaks and other hoagies. Mmmm... I also sometimes put little bits on a salad in the winter. But, oh my goodness, the mixed pepper one is going to be HOT! Those little orange Bulgarian Carrot peppers are vicious!