Hello! Thanks for dropping by!
Today I would love to share with you the jam and sweet pickle relish I made.
Starting with the relish, I grated up some cucumbers that I was given by a neighbour, some sweet bell peppers, and some local grown onions. I sprinkled them with salt and let them sit for a couple hours.
Then after I rinsed and drained them I made the brine.
I then dumped all the mixture into the brine and cooked it down.
Then I filled some jars and set them into the water bath canner for the prescribed time.
I saved out a tiny bit that wouldn't fit in the jars to just eat right away...yum!
Then while those jars were in the canner I started on the blueberries. I had a bit of help from my son to help "smash" the berries. I don't have a potato masher, but this meat tenderizer works good to.
Then into the pot with pectin and later sugar.
I love the part of filling the jars. I invested in a metal canning funnel and it is so very useful for canning and many other things around the kitchen!
Then of course the happy sounds of pinging lids as they all come out of the canner!
Have you been preserving food? It is a fun thing for me to do and is very much worth the extra effort. Plus it frees up freezer space.
I hope you are having a wonderful day!
Sharing with the Art of Homemaking Mondays.