"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway
This recipe for Grannie's Green Tomato Relish, by Velma Sample (Grannie), is from Family Blessings Cookbook,
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Velma Sample (Grannie) Added: Friday, July 10, 2009
5 cups ground green peppers ("Mangoes") 4 cups ground green tomatoes 4 cups ground onion 1 1/2 cups ground red peppers 1/4 cup salt 6 cups sugar 4 cups cider vinegar 2 cups water 2 Tbsp. mustard seed 1 Tbsp celery seed 1 container (1.75 ounce) pickling spice (I just use whole cloves and all spice in a bag) green food coloring
Combine green and red peppers, onion and tomato. Add salt, sugar, vinegar, water, mustard seed and celery seed. Wrap pickling spice in a piece of cloth ( will be discarded later) add it to mixture while boiling. Simmer until it changes color, about 1/2 an hour. Add Green food coloring fro appearance. Can in sterile jars.
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