Wednesday, July 27, 2011

First processing of the season.

Not much to post about today, but I managed to process the first Zucchini of the season into a sweet/mildly hot relish.  I let it sit in the frig for about 24 hours, and then processed it this morning before it got too hot to do so.
I really do not have a recipe for the relish, its my grandmothers and I think that I used about 2 cups of apple cider vinegar and about a 3/4 c. of sugar and about 1 TLBSP each of mustard and celery seed, and a half of a large white onion.  There was about 6 cups of Zucchini shredded.  I used my electric food processor, but you can shred by hand with a cabbage shredder.  I am going to look into a hand shredder, a good one.

I still have small Zucchini and small crookneck squash and some gold Zucchini.  I would like to slice these lengthwise and process these with the pressure canner.  Anyone have a recipe for these?  Either pickled or pressure canned?

Mommy cat and babies are starting to simmer down some.  Still skittish and hissing but they don't run away as much when I go into the bathroom to check on them.  It will just take time.

Well that is about it for this uneventful day.  Have a great day all!

1 comment:

  1. Oh this sounds so good! I lost all my squash but hope to be processing tomato recipes soon.

    Thanks for the encouragement you left on my blog about my failing garden. It really helped me. When I feel down I think of what you wrote.

    Hugs my friend :)