I have a long list of goods to can, and relish is on the top of my list. It seems to call to me, despite the fact that in real life I can’t remember the last time I ate relish. Perhaps, it’s because when store bought relish oozes out of the bottle there is something unnaturally shiny, sticky and glooey about it.
I split up the steps to make it easier to cook in the short windows I have when baby is asleep. The day before I chopped up all the peppers, zucchini and onions in my mini chopper. The pieces are perhaps a bit smaller than I would have liked but… it did the job in the little time I had. The next day I simmered and let the veg drain in a colander over the sink until his next nap…. where I heated it up again and did my jars. Phew!
The relish is great – zingy and fresh tasting and not gloopy! I recommend it especially if you have zucchini you need to use up.