My husband and I have been making pickle relish for years. We only use his Grandma’s recipe.
Why Grandma’s recipe? Well, it tastes so much better than the store bought relish.
I grew up not liking relish – any of them. I did not like the taste at all.
I also did not like pickles.
Enter Grandma’s Pickle Relish
I was willing to support my husband in making his Grandma’s Pickle Relish. I said I would help him make it. I reserved the right to taste and not like it.
We made it and only changed one thing in the recipe: We increased the cucumbers and onions to compensate for not including the bell peppers listed in the recipe. (I cannot eat nightshades and bell peppers are in the nightshade family.)
Cooking up the Pickle Relish
Canning plans for rest of 2015
I am planning to get some pickle relish canned next month when my aunt is in town. I’m not sure how much we will be canning, though.
We planted three tomato plants in each tree. We planted Roma, Beefsteak, Cherry, and Grape varieties. We planted three peppers in the one tree which had room – bell pepper and two chili peppers. (Two of the chili peppers are included in first photo above.)
Bell Pepper almost ready to eat
The bell peppers pictured here are not included in the first photo above. The tomatoes have been eaten straight off the vine since the first ones got ripe. My boys love walking outside and grabbing tomatoes to eat.
Our 2016 Garden Plans
We have really enjoyed the ease of harvesting with these two tomato trees. We have not had problems with slugs this year eating the plants and fruit. (Slugs are a big deal for gardeners in the Pacific Northwest.)