Wednesday, August 26, 2009

MIZ NELLIE'S END-OF-SUMMER RELISH

This is an old recipe from my childhood days in Southern Indiana.

4 cups onions, ground
4 cups green tomatoes, ground
4 cups cabbage, ground
5 1/2 cups green bell peppers, ground
3 cups red bell peppers, ground
4 cups cucumbers, ground
1/2 cup salt
1 tbsp celery seeds
6 cups sugar
2 tbsp mustard seed
1 1/2 tsp tumeric
4 cups cider vinegar
2 cups cold water

After grinding the vegetables, place them in either a stainless steel or enameled pot; add the salt. Let stand overnight in the refrigerator.

Next day, pour off the liquid from the vegetables. Rinse well and drain again. Add to vegetables the celery seed, sugar, mustard seed, turmeric, vinegar, and cold water. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Pack into 8 hot pint jars. Seal and place in a hot water bath and process for 3 minutes.

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