Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cucumber Relish

Cucumber Relish

        4 1/2 cups cucumbers, chopped
        3 1/2 cups celery, chopped
        3 cups onions, chopped
        2 cups red bell peppers, chopped
        1/4 cup canning salt
        4 cups water
        4 cups vinegar
        3 cups sugar
        2 teaspoons mustard seeds
        2 teaspoons celery seeds


    Combine cucumbers, celery, onion and peppers in a large bowl; add salt and water.
    Cover and refrigerate overnight. Drain; rinse and drain again.
    Combine remaining ingredients in a large kettle; bring to a boil.
    Add vegetables; simmer for 10 minutes.
    Ladle hot mixture into hot jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Adjust caps.
Process in a hot water bath according to your altitude (10 minutes for up 1000 ft.).

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