I used green grape/cherry tomatoes. Wasn't sure whether celery seed was grey or large yellow type called French Celery Seed so used as much French Seed as I had & made up rest with grey one (labels referred to both as "whole"). I wanted lots of jars so added 4 c. of cabbage as in other recipes, which I put through the chopper. I hand-chopped peppers though, and left sugar at 5 cups. Don't do as I did putting vinegar, sugar and spices in pot & then dumping drained veggies on top an hour later - sugar was cemented to bottom. Draining prevents lengthy boiling. I cooked it until peppers turned lighter in colour - more than 5 min. Was still somewhat watery & colourless so made a paste of 1/2 c. flour, 1/2 to 1 tsp. green food colouring and 1/2 c. vinegar (next time I will cut back on the original amount of vinegar by 1/2 c. to accommodate)and mix to a smooth paste. Strain it into a 2 or 4 c. measuring cup, mashing it in strainer with spoon to remove any lumps, and add as much hot relish to fill cup, stirring constantly, then add very slowly back into the hot relish, stirring constantly until relish reboils and thickens ever so slightly. Cook 5 minutes more. I am probably going to get into trouble for saying this next part but I never water process anything hot-packed because jars, lids and contents are already boiling and whenever I water process I have always had my seals burst & contents boil out.
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I used green grape/cherry tomatoes. Wasn't sure whether celery seed was grey or large yellow...