Tuesday, September 14, 2010


MARIO, is my dear friend from my Portland days and a fun "running buddy". I won't go into the story of the day he wore the wrong pair of spandex shorts for the daily run!!!!!!
He makes a ton of relishes, cans tomatoes and a whole bunch more.....I just want to eat at his house. He has graciously shared this wonderful looking relish for you! I may get him to share more.
The recipe is a modification of his wife, Jayne's family recipe. Mario added green peppers for more flavor and Turmeric for a little mustard color and flavor. This makes about 10 pints or more!
10-12 Large cucumbers, peeled and seeded
6 Sweet Red Peppers
6 Sweet Green Peppers
6 Large Sweet Onions
1/2 cup salt
3 tbl celery seed
3 tbl mustard seed
5 cups sugar
3 cups white vinegar
1/2 tsp turmeric
Peel and remove seeds from cucumbers. Grind the cucumbers and onion through a coarse blade grinder or slice through the smallest setting on a mandolin. Add the salt, mix well and refrigerate overnight.
Next day, drain the cucumber and onion mixture. Grind the peppers through the same coarse blade grinder or smallest setting on a mandolin. Add this to the cucumber and onion mixture.
Place this mix in a large kettle and add all the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes. Pack in hot jars to seal in hot water bath. (Follow canning guidelines for relishes - check the internet for these)

Thanks so much Mario, Keep Cooking!!!


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