Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Adeline's Sweet Pepper Relish

My grandma's friend Adeline (whom we knew as Auntie Adeline) canned everything. And because my mom scored a deal on a bag full of peppers ($2 for all of them!), we decided to make sweet pepper relish.

So we chopped and chopped and chopped some more. And then we cried while cutting onions (chewing orange gum doesn't help btw). But 8 cups of peppers and 3 cups of onions later, we were ready. 

This canning experience was actually quite easy and it took my mom back to the BT days (before teaching, when she had time to can). 

Combine everything, bring to boil and fill up the jars. Make sure the seal is clean, plop on the lid and put on the ring. 

Because it was so hot, we didn't have to use the water bath and just are waiting for the clicks of the kids to start happening. 

Adeline's Sweet Pepper Relish
8 cups coursely chopped peppers
3 cups chopped onion
3 cups sugar
3 cups vinegar
2 T salt (uniodized)
2 T mustard seed
1 tsp. celery seed (optional)

Combine all and bring to a boil. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes. Pour into jars and seal at once. Makes approx. 5 pints.

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