Sep 16, 2010

Quite Possibly My Biggest Accomplishment To Date

No, not these roasted vegetables (potatoes, turnips, and onion):

Not these roasted vegetables, either (potatoes, kohlrabi, and beets):

Not this chicken salad made with CSA onion, CSA sage, and local apples:

And most definitely not this plain old boiled zucchini:

I'm talking about green tomato relish, and I canned it all by m'dang self!

 I won't be modest here...I've run some marathons, I've earned a degree or two, and I'm married to the hottest and richest man I've ever had the pleasure of laying my eyes upon. But all that stuff completely pales in comparison to the fact that I JUST CANNED SOMETHING!

If you want to get technical about it, I only actually canned two jars. And it's a food that most of the human race would turn their nose up at. But I did it, and consequently I feel like the freaking domestic goddess of the universe.

So what is it? What did I can?

I'll tell you if you promise to keep an open mind.


Green tomato relish.

That right, sweet relish made with green tomatoes instead of cucumbers. I had no idea what to do with six green tomatoes, and this was the answer that came to my heart when I took it up with Almighty Google. And honestly, I'm not even lying here, it's good as all get out. Tastes just like the crap you buy off the shelf at Hannaford.

You can find the whole recipe here, and just so you know, I left out the peppers and quartered the batch.

And now, without further ado, I give you the complete pictoral presentation.

First, I chopped up the tomatoes and the onion in my leeeeetle, tiny food processor:

Then, as you can see in this $%&*@! sideways picture that doesn't want to flip, I let the mush drain through some cheese cloth for an hour or so:

Then I mixed in the vinegar, sugar, spices, and let it simmer for tenish or twelvish minutes:

And then.....then.....THEN!!!!!.....

I canned it, bitch!


  1. I totally get it... I've never felt so domestically amazing as when I've canned. I didn't get to it this year... that dang marathon training got in the way. Sad when we waste our lives on such trivial things, when we could be canning. ;)

  2. Excuse me, but did you say you don't know what to do with green tomatoes?

    Obviously you have never come south of the Mason Dixon line.


    Fried green maters are a mouthwatering delicacy 'round these here parts.