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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Making that pickle relish

    I'm ashamed to admit that we had to buy the cucumbers today to make a
    double batch of our favorite pickle relish. Probably got enough to make
    a triple or quadruple batch at that. We use the recipe on page 161 of
    the original "So Easy to Preserve." This will be the third or fourth
    year we've made the relish and the entire family likes it.

    No bees to speak of this year and without bees cukes just don't produce
    well, that's pickling cukes, not the self-pollinated kind. We did have
    the sweet chiles but only in yellow and green. Ended up buying several
    humongous red bells at a dollar apiece but each one weighed over a
    pound. Don't know where they came from but someone is really growing big
    ones this year.

    Better go and get started or I will be at it all day.

    George

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    Ross@home Guest

    Default Re: Making that pickle relish

    On Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:21:21 -0500, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I'm ashamed to admit that we had to buy the cucumbers today to make a
    >double batch of our favorite pickle relish. Probably got enough to make
    >a triple or quadruple batch at that. We use the recipe on page 161 of
    >the original "So Easy to Preserve." This will be the third or fourth
    >year we've made the relish and the entire family likes it.
    >
    >No bees to speak of this year and without bees cukes just don't produce
    >well, that's pickling cukes, not the self-pollinated kind. We did have
    >the sweet chiles but only in yellow and green. Ended up buying several
    >humongous red bells at a dollar apiece but each one weighed over a
    >pound. Don't know where they came from but someone is really growing big
    >ones this year.
    >
    >Better go and get started or I will be at it all day.
    >
    >George


    George,

    I'm still looking for a good pickle relish recipe. Is yours the same
    as the one on the NCHFP site?
    http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_06/pickle_relish.html
    I tried a couple of years ago to purchase the "So Easy to Preserve"
    book but they wouldn't ship to Canada.
    I guess I'll try again and see if it has changed.

    Ross.
    Southern Ontario, Canada

  3. #3
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Making that pickle relish

    On 8/3/2012 5:47 PM, Ross@home wrote:
    > On Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:21:21 -0500, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm ashamed to admit that we had to buy the cucumbers today to make a
    >> double batch of our favorite pickle relish. Probably got enough to make
    >> a triple or quadruple batch at that. We use the recipe on page 161 of
    >> the original "So Easy to Preserve." This will be the third or fourth
    >> year we've made the relish and the entire family likes it.
    >>
    >> No bees to speak of this year and without bees cukes just don't produce
    >> well, that's pickling cukes, not the self-pollinated kind. We did have
    >> the sweet chiles but only in yellow and green. Ended up buying several
    >> humongous red bells at a dollar apiece but each one weighed over a
    >> pound. Don't know where they came from but someone is really growing big
    >> ones this year.
    >>
    >> Better go and get started or I will be at it all day.
    >>
    >> George

    >
    > George,
    >
    > I'm still looking for a good pickle relish recipe. Is yours the same
    > as the one on the NCHFP site?
    > http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_06/pickle_relish.html
    > I tried a couple of years ago to purchase the "So Easy to Preserve"
    > book but they wouldn't ship to Canada.
    > I guess I'll try again and see if it has changed.
    >
    > Ross.
    > Southern Ontario, Canada
    >

    Yep, that's the one, works well and I doubled it up each time I've done
    it, which this is the third or fourth year in a row.

    If you have trouble getting SETP let me know, I'll buy one for you and
    mail it to you, shouldn't be that big a problem I would think.

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Making that pickle relish

    In article <501c0889$0$7469$[email protected]> ,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I'm ashamed to admit that we had to buy the cucumbers today to make a
    > double batch of our favorite pickle relish. Probably got enough to make
    > a triple or quadruple batch at that. We use the recipe on page 161 of
    > the original "So Easy to Preserve." This will be the third or fourth
    > year we've made the relish and the entire family likes it.
    >
    > No bees to speak of this year and without bees cukes just don't produce
    > well, that's pickling cukes, not the self-pollinated kind. We did have
    > the sweet chiles but only in yellow and green. Ended up buying several
    > humongous red bells at a dollar apiece but each one weighed over a
    > pound. Don't know where they came from but someone is really growing big
    > ones this year.
    >
    > Better go and get started or I will be at it all day.
    >
    > George


    I did make it, George, mostly following the recipe. :-0) I did not
    enter it in the Fair I had to make some decisions about my entries.
    We do like it, though, and I'm not even much of a pickle relish fan.
    Thanks for the pointer.
    --
    Barb,
    http://www.barbschaller.com, as of June 6, 2012

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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Making that pickle relish

    On 8/17/2012 7:41 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article <501c0889$0$7469$[email protected]> ,
    > George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I'm ashamed to admit that we had to buy the cucumbers today to make a
    >> double batch of our favorite pickle relish. Probably got enough to make
    >> a triple or quadruple batch at that. We use the recipe on page 161 of
    >> the original "So Easy to Preserve." This will be the third or fourth
    >> year we've made the relish and the entire family likes it.
    >>
    >> No bees to speak of this year and without bees cukes just don't produce
    >> well, that's pickling cukes, not the self-pollinated kind. We did have
    >> the sweet chiles but only in yellow and green. Ended up buying several
    >> humongous red bells at a dollar apiece but each one weighed over a
    >> pound. Don't know where they came from but someone is really growing big
    >> ones this year.
    >>
    >> Better go and get started or I will be at it all day.
    >>
    >> George

    >
    > I did make it, George, mostly following the recipe. :-0) I did not
    > enter it in the Fair I had to make some decisions about my entries.
    > We do like it, though, and I'm not even much of a pickle relish fan.
    > Thanks for the pointer.
    >

    We visited our daughter and her husband in Tomball, TX this weekend.
    Driving over Friday afternoon and we got back about 2:30 pm today.
    Looked at four neighborhoods that we have been looking at houses online
    in, also drove by several houses and just explored the neighborhoods.
    Most seemed nice, very clean, lots more cars parked on the street than
    I'm used to and a lot of two story houses on small lots. We've been
    looking at single story houses on large lots, usually on a cul de sac
    and with a green belt behind it. Found several that fit our needs.

    Eldest grandson's wife was given a baby shower for their fourth daughter
    so Miz Anne and our daughter plus all the other women in the family went
    to that soiree. Luckily I had brought a case of pickle relish and a case
    of pear jelly with me for gifts to the kids, grands, and great grands so
    Miz Anne delivered most of it while she was at the shower. The great
    grands complained because there was no dilly carrots or beans in the
    mix, guess next trip that's what I will take. Either that or insist they
    come over here to get it. That's call grand parent trickery, you have to
    lure the little ones with whatever you've got, they're all so busy
    living their lives like we did as young marrieds with children.

    Miz Anne likes the pickle relish over steamed greens, I just use apple
    cider or white wine vinegar myself. I like the pickle relish on burgers
    and hot dawgs, occasionally on a chili dawg with cheese.

    I've used several relish recipes over the years but the one from SETP
    has become a family favorite, partially because it is colorful with the
    red and yellow bell peppers in it but mostly because it has a nice flavor.

    You're welcome, now could I interest you in a nice recipe for PBDC?

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