Hotsy Totsy Canned Salsa

5 cups peeled and finely chopped tomatoes (see note) 1 cup finely chopped mild green chiles (about 4 medium Anaheim chiles see note) 1 2 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1 2 cup finely chopped green onion 1 3 cup seeded and minced fresh jalapeno chiles (4 to 5 see note) 1 2 cup white vinegar (5 percent acidity) 2 to 3 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves Wash 5 half-pint jars keep hot. Prepare lids as manufacturer directs....

Crabapple Hot Pepper Jelly

2 pounds crabapples 1 1 2 cups water Red wine vinegar 1 cup sweet green bell peppers 1 3 cup hot peppers* Mix and match hot peppers for color and degree of heat. In a Dutch oven, combine crabapples with water. Cover and bring slowly to simmer. Cook until crabapples are very soft. Pour into a colander lined with a square of dampened cheesecloth and placed over a deep bowl. Weight down with a saucer and heavy can. Let stand until dripping stops. Discard pulp. Pour collected juice into a liquid...

Apricot and Almond Chutney

1 cup granulated sugar 12 apricots 1 2 cup sliced candied ginger 1 teaspoon salt 1 2 cup raisins 1 2 cup whole blanched almonds 1 teaspoon ground ginger Pour 3 4 cup of the vinegar into a preserving pan. Add sugar. Stir over low heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Halve, pit and chop apricots. Core, seed and chop bell peppers. Peel and chop onions and garlic. Finely chop the whole orange and lemon, including the...

Giardiniera

4 cups white vinegar 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup water 4 cups sliced carrots, cut 1 4-inch thick 4 cups cauliflower florets 2 cups red and green bell peppers, cut in 1-inch pieces 2 cups celery, sliced 1 4-inch thick 1 medium onion, sliced 1 4-inch thick In a 6 to 8 quart saucepot, combine vinegar, sugar, water, salt, pickling spice and turmeric. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 4 minutes. Add vegetables, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are hot, about 5 minutes....

Joy of Canning

----Canning Amaretto Peach Pecan Preserves Apple Butter Apple Cider Apple Apple Pepper Jelly Apple Pie Filling Apple Apple-Tequila Jelly Apricot and Almond Apricot Jalapeno Apricot Nectar Apricot Pepper Jelly Apricot-Jalapeno Jelly Artillery Basic Canned Spaghetti Sauce Beet Jelly Berry Jam Berry Juices Blackberry Jam Blackberry Pie Filling Blushing Peach Jam Brandied Cactus-Date Candy Apple Jelly Cantaloupe Cantaloupe Jelly Caponata (Aubergine Salad Caramel Apple Jam Champagne Jelly Cherry...

Dill Pickles

4 pounds small pickling cucumbers 4 1 4 cups water 4 cups white vinegar 6 tablespoons canning salt Garlic cloves, chopped Fresh dill or dill seed Peppercorns Mustard seed Prepare home canning jars and lids. Wash cucumbers and trim ends. Cut into halves or quarters, lengthwise. Combine water, vinegar and salt bring to boil. Pack cucumbers into hot jars, leaving 1 4-inch headspace. Add 2 heads of dill or 1 4 cup dill seed, 1 2 teaspoon mustard seed, 2 peppercorns and 1 chopped garlic clove to...

Red Hot Pepper Sauce

24 long hot peppers 12 ripe tomatoes 4 cups vinegar 1 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices Wash and drain the vegetables. Seed and chop the peppers core and chop the tomatoes. Put the vegetables in a kettle with 2 cups vinegar, bring to a boil, and boil until vegetables are soft. Press the mixture through a fine sieve. Add the sugar and salt and the spices, tied in a bag, and boil until the sauce is thick. Add the remaining vinegar continue to boil for about 15 minutes or...

Pear Relish

Peeled, cored and quartered 2 pounds onions, peeled and quartered 4 green bell peppers, seeded and quartered 4 cups granulated sugar 2 1 2 tablespoons salt 2 tablespoons whole mixed pickling spice 2 tablespoons turmeric Run pears, onions and peppers through food grinder. Drain off all liquid. Combine vinegar, sugar, salt, pickling spice and turmeric. Boil 10 minutes. Add pears, onions and peppers. Boil 15 minutes. Spoon into hot jars and seal quickly. This is very good with meats or vegetables.