Sunday, July 15, 2012

Our Garden in Picutures

Some pictures of the garden.

The plants wilt in the heat, then come back to life in the evening.

Our harvest from Saturday!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Zucchini Relish

I know I have be negligent in posting lately.  I've been busy with work and family and the garden and stuff... enough excuses yet???  Seriously though we have been busy in fact yesterday we made zucchini relish and canned it up.  Below is a picture and the recipe.

Zucchini Relish


10 cups chopped unpeeled zucchini
4 cups chopped onion
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1 can (4 ounce size) chopped green chiles
3 tablespoons canning salt
3 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups vinegar
1 tablespoon ground turmeric
4 teaspoons celery seed
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


In a large container, combine zucchini, onion, pepper, chilies and salt; stir well. Chill overnight. Rinse thoroughly; drain.

In a large kettle, combine remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Add zucchini mixture; simmer for 10 minutes. Ladle hot into hot jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water bath.

Serving suggestion: Mix into tuna or macaroni salad.