Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I thought today I would post a picture of my relish.
As I was planning what I would grow for next year,
I know one thing that I have to plant is the ingredients
for Yellow Squash Relish. My Aunt Jimmy's recipe.
My Aunt Jimmy was very unique. She worked until she
was in her late 70's as a home health care nurse. She said
she knew it was time to retire when her patients were
younger than she was. I believe she had 5 husbands
and out lived them all. She also was a foster mother and
lived I think life to the fullest.
After she retired she went into gardening and I believe
had the most beautiful garden ever. She ran
her own produce stand from her front porch and she also
I am not a big fan of relish and she called one day to tell me
she was selling her relish for 5.00 dollars a jar. She said,
that she couldn't make enough to sell as fast as people were
Now not being the least bit interested, I said, well, why don't
you give me the recipe. So she did, and here it is:
12 cups chopped yellow and green zucchini.
4 cups chopped onion
2 green bell peppers
2 red bell peppers ( hot peppers if desired)
Sprinkle 3 Tablespoons of salt and soak over night in the fridge.
rinse the salt off of vegetables.
Heat 3 cups white vinegar
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons pickling spice, ( omit if desired)
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp turmeric
Bring to a boil and add vegetables, bring to a boil again and boil 4 to 5 minutes.
Pack into hot jars and seal with jars and rings,
process into water bath canner for 10 minutes.
I can eat this stuff with a spoon and I put it in tuna or eat
it with crackers. I put it in my pinto beans and have been known
to put a little in my cornbread.
I love the stuff. I give it at Christmas and have been told that
they would like more and was even told by a friend she would buy it
for 5.00 dollars a jar. :)
I haven't started selling produce from my front porch yet,
but it might not be a bad idea sometime.
Have a great Tuesday. I hate to brag, but it might
get up to 70 degrees today. Me and the chickens
might have some together time.