When I saw Josée's relish..here..go see..I knew it was going to be on my list of things to try..
One of our favorite condiments here is her red pepper jelly:)
We always have a jar on hand..
My daughter makes it all the time now too:) the recipe is here~
It is a keeper recipe..that is easy and fun to do..I prefer making it when peppers are in season..but you can make it all year long~
Back to her relish..I don't eat sweets..everyone else does..but I eat sweets ..in dishes..like BBQ's..Asian..condiments on meats..This relish is sweet..
My relish did not turn out ..her color:) Because I had yellow zucchinis and 1 green one:)
I made half her recipe..It is so good!!
It made a large Canning jar..with a bit more for that night's dinner with Artisnal sausages..
You have to like sweet on your hot dogs or burgers..and mine looks more like that mixed relish:)
She uses green zucchinis and a touch of food coloring.
I think both would taste as good:)
3 lbs zucchinis..if you are using large ones.. seed them..
3 onions..cut in chunks
2 red peppers seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup pickling salt
4 1/2 cups of sugar
2 1/2 cups vinegar
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp of celery seeds or celery salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp water
2 tsps corn starch..
1.In a food processor chop zucchinis ,onions and peppers.
Transfer to a large bowl.
Sprinkle coarse salt and mix well..
Let sit 1 hr stirring occasionally.
Rinse well in cold water and drain in a colander..
I used my jelly bag:) to wring out the moisture.. she uses layers of cheesecloth..it is important to get most of the moistture out~By forming a bag w/ the cheesecloth or the jelly bag..:)
In a heavy bottomed pot stir the sugar ,vinegar,mustard,pepper,celery seeds or salt..turmeric.. bring to a boil..
Add the veggies and bring to a boil once again..stirring frequently.
Lower your heat and continue cooking about 15 minutes until it thickens..
Mix the cornstarch with the water..add..
Continue cooking ap 5 minutes..
Gives 4 pots of 500 ml..
To preserve... hot water bathe in boiling water (le spa)10 minutes..
Above jar..watercolor, trying watercolor pencils.. need to blend in the lines much more..but very handy for writing.:)
PS..I found a replacement camera..Sony DSC-H50..just right for the need I had (kids pictures ..point and shoot.)
Thanks Arlene~:)(We met through Gardenbuddies 100 yrs ago..:) )
Thanks for all your inputs..I will one day upgrade..but wanted time to see what I like..this I knew I would like..and no learning curve really:)
Have a wonderful week.
Thanks for all the inspiration with all your beautiful blogs~
I love trying your recipes~