If my tomatoes have been a disappointment so far, my cucumbers have been the opposite. They have far exceeded every other vegetable harvest this year, including zucchini (and that's saying something). So now that we've had our fill of tsatsiki and cucumber salads, I decided to use the rest of this harvest for relish.
Why not pickles? I hear you cry. The answer is simple. My family is very picky where pickles are concerned. They go in these bursts of pickle-love, where they consume massive amounts of them, and then for a couple of years it seems like the eat none. So canning pickles becomes an exercise in frustration, as the pickle boom becomes a bust and I'm left with jars and jars of them in the pantry.
But not relish. After all, relish is a staple in tuna salads, on hot dogs, and in potato salad. If the family does not always have a yen for relish, I can always use it in my own creations.
And so today was all about relish.
|We begin our story with relish mix and a hot canner.|
|Cukezilla, you are a seedy sort and are not welcome at this party.|
|Into the bath for everyone!|