Friday, 17 August 2012

Great - Easy Cucumber Relish

Another use for extra cucumbers, a Great Relish. I even made a convert out of my non relish liking husband! 
You take your washed cucumbers and peeled onions and grate them with a large hole grater. I used an old large ice cream container, and when that was done sprinkled on 2 tbs. of salt, put the lid on and let sit for a couple hours.
After that drain the liquid into a bowl from the cucumbers and onions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid and put into a pot with the vinegar. Discard the rest of the liquid. Set that on a med.-high heat on the stove top. Meanwhile mix the remainder ingredients, in a bowl. 
 Once the liquid is bubbling whisk in the sugar and spice mix, until it is dissolved  Then mix in the cucumbers and onions. Stir frequently for about 15 min. When it has thickened, remove from heat to cool off. 
Once it has cooled divide into containers to put into the freezer. Remember to leave a half inch space for the top of the jar, so it can expand when it freezes.

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