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June 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Canning Chow Chow

Last weekend was very interesting here at Holiday Farms. It was our first attempt at canning vegetables and making teas. We were all prepared the week before, mostly. That is until we realized we didn't have enough hot peppers for the Chow Chow. For those of you who have no idea what Chow Chow is, that's completely understandable. It is a type of relish made of green tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, cabbage, and cauliflower. I still have yet to try it, mostly because I'm not a fan of the peppers.

The day started with family and friends chopping and dropping vegetables into a huge white bucket. After chopping the vegetables they were sprinkled with salt and covered for four hours. After which, the vegetables were combined with a pickling solution. After bringing it to a boil the Chow Chow was placed in sterilized jars and put in a boiling water bath for fifteen minutes. They were removed and displayed proudly on the kitchen table as everyone remarked on how colorful they were with the green tomatoes and the red, orange and yellow peppers.

1 comment:

  1. I like chow chow on any vegetable dish; cole slaw, beans, tomatoes, squash and okra casserole!