Thursday, September 16, 2021

Ripe Cucumber Relish

 A great tasting relish and
 a great way to use 
up ripe cucumbers.
Time to stock up on preserves
for those long Winter months ahead.


9 ripe cucumbers
1 red sweet bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
2 cups chopped onions
1/3 cup salt

2 tbsp. flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp celery seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tbsp dry mustard
2 tsp turmeric
2 cups vinegar


Peel, remove seeds and chop up cucumbers.

Chop up peppers and onions.
Place all the vegetables
in a large stainless steel pot or bowl
 and mix in the salt.
Cover and let stand 2 - 3 hrs.

To make the brine, combine flour, sugar, celery seeds,
mustard seeds, turmeric, dry mustard and vinegar.
Heat to a boiling, simmer about 5 minutes, 
stir frequently to make a smooth sauce.

Drain vegetables, rinse and drain again.
Add vegetables with the brine.
Cook for about 20 minutes, until the cucumbers
are translucent. 
Ladle into hot, sterilized jars.


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Monday, September 13, 2021

Bread 'N Butter Pickles

These sweet and sour pickles are great 
 to accompany any meal. 
I am sharing my Aunt Muriel's recipe.
I ate often at her house and remember 
these delicious pickles with the meals




2 1/2 lbs pickling cucumbers
2 onions chopped
1/4 cup pickling salt

2 cups white vinegar
2 cups sugar
1 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp mustard seed 
2 tbsp celery seed



Wash cucumbers and slice 
1/4 inch, discarding ends.
In a large glass or stainless steel  
container, layer cucumbers and onions, 
lightly sprinkling each layer with salt.
Empty 2 ice-cube trays of ice on top
Let stand for 3 hrs.

Combine vinegar, sugar, turmeric,
 mustard seed and celery seed, in
 a large stainless steel saucepan.
Cover and bring to a boil; 
reduce heat and boil gently 15 minutes.

Drain vegetables, rinse in cold water,
 drain again, add to pickling liquid, 
mix well.
Return mixture to boil. 
Place in sterilized jars.

In a week or two, they come
into better flavour. 


Check out my Old Fashioned Mustard Pickles,
click here.

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