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Autumn is the Color Red

13 October 2009

It seems that as the weather turns cooler, my eye turns to the color red.

Red autumn jackets keeping the surprise snow off our shoulders.

Introducing Ahuva to SNOW!~

Green tomato relish, saving the last fruits of the summer season.

Green tomato relish

Mystery socks, knit is shades of red.

Knit equation

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 13 October 2009 3:11 pm

    Oooh, may I request your green tomato relish recipe?! I have plenty of green beefsteak ‘maters with which to work, and I have been wondering how to make such a relish…

    • Peaceable Imperatrix permalink*
      13 October 2009 6:51 pm

      OK!

      *Piccalilli*

      1 quart chopped cabbage
      1 quart chopped green tomatoes
      2 sweet red peppers, chopped
      2 sweet green peppers (chopped)
      2 large onions (chopped)
      1/4 cup salt
      1.5 cups vinegar (5% acidity)
      1.5 cups water
      2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
      1 teaspoon dry mustard
      1 teaspoon turmeric
      1 teaspoon celery seed

      Mix the vegetables with the salt and let stand overnight. Next morning drain and press to remove all liquid possible. Boil vinegar, water, sugar, and spices 5 minutes. Add the vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil. Pour into sterilized jars to within 1/2 inch of top. Put on cap, screw band firmly tight. Process in boiling water bath 5 minutes. Yield: 6 pints.

      We doubled the recipe and got 10 pints + a bit. It’s tasty, but a bit on the sweet side. If you like, the pamphlet I have also has recipes for green tomato sweet pickles and green tomato dill pickes (Kosher style).

  2. cowgirl permalink
    14 October 2009 8:04 am

    oh yum– i want some…

  3. 15 October 2009 11:31 am

    Oh, thank you! Now I won’t fret over the big pile of greenies out in the kitchen…

  4. 16 October 2009 2:02 pm

    Red! I love red! I’m wearing red today! But I usually do, when I get a haircut/color/blow-dry. Because then I can be, in my friend Jennie’s words, “fancy and red.”

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