Baby, it's cold outside


Green Tomato Relish

So you watched the news last night and although it's supposed to be 78º today, the weather guy has you totally freaked out. A freeze is coming, a freeze is coming! Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But either way, what do I do with all of these green tomatoes? Time to break out the mason jars & can some green tomato relish, of course.  Here's a super simple canning recipe I found online a few years ago. If it's not too cold, I like to set up my canning in the cook shed. It's all about the elbow room.

2 gallons (16 cups)    green tomatoes cut into chunks
1 quart                       onions, peeled & diced
2 cups                       jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1/2 gallon                  white vinegar
6 cups                       sugar
1 cup                         salt

Mix all ingredients together in a large pot and bring to a boil. 

Pack relish into sterilized jars, making sure there are no spaces or air pockets leaving 1/2 inch of head space at the top. Screw on lids.

Put into a water bath for 5 to 10 minutes.  Don't over cook! 

Makes about 10 pints.