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Making all 400+ recipes in the Ball Canning Book!

Sunday in the Garden 9/13/20: Making Chow-Chow Relish, p. 222

I am so excited! My husband got me (us) the Ball Canning Book (the Bible) and we're making every single recipe! I love this book so much because it lays out every recipe in easy-to-read, easy-to-follow instructions so I don't have to flip back and forth between pages to figure out what to do next. Also, and this is such a pet peeve of mine it deserves it's own paragraph: there are no ads! I can't tell you how frustrated I get as a canner who makes recipes every night (my husband and I both have full-time jobs and our canned goods business is so successful now that we're having trouble keeping up with the demand.) You know the drill, you search for a recipe on the Internet, you find several, but they all have ads in the text. Not to mention, every cook wants to share their stories about the history of the recipe, so you end up scrolling endlessly just to find the damn thing, only to have it constantly interrupted by more ads, pop-up ads, and videos that auto-play -- videos that start with ads. Ugh!

My contribution to the world will be an ad-free blog about gardening in general, but now I'm going to add a video for every recipe in the book! I'm going to do a video of how the recipe is made and what it looks like so you can make your own! What will not be included is the full list of ingredients, especially spices, so you can get the recipe for free essentially -- I want you to buy the book! So when it comes to adding spices, I'll just say, "spices." My hope is that I'll get good enough at producing these videos that they look like the Tasty videos, but we're so busy canning, that may be a ways off.

This post will be my longest description, and from here on out, I'll just post the video and any comments about what worked best, qualities of the veggies, etc.

So here we go! Recipe #1, p. 222: Chow-chow relish

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