Sunday, August 17, 2014

Condiment Trio.......

I won the condiment lottery with this trio. All made without chemicals, preservatives, food coloring, pesticides, synthetics or GMO's.  Healthy and natural,  just the way I like it!.

Ketchup recipe from Country living.  Mustard and relish from Better Home and Gardens.
Here are the recipes starting with the ketchup.
  • 1 28 oz. can of organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1 med. onion, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. capers, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 orange, juiced 
  • 1/2 grapefruit, juiced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1.2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  1. Puree tomatoes in a blender.  Transfer to a saucepan and set aside.  Saute onion, let cool.
  2. In blender, puree onion and capers.  Add sugar and blend until smooth.  Add the rest of the ingredients, blend.
  3. Transfer onion mix into the saucepan and stir.  Simmer over low heat until thick, about 1 hour.  Using a funnel, pour into bottles.  Refrigerate.
Here's the relish recipe
  • 6 cups pickling cucumbers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 cups finely chopped onions
  • 3 cups red sweet peppers, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pickling salt
  • cold water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp. celery seeds
  • 1/2 ground tumeric

Wash cucumbers and peppers. Chop, discarding pepper stems and seeds; seed cucumbers, if desired. Measure 6 cups of cucumber and 3 cups of peppers. Peel and chop onions; measure 3 cups. Combine vegetables in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt; add cold water to cover. Let stand, covered, at room temperature for 2 hours.
Pour vegetable mixture into colander set in sink. Rinse with fresh water and drain well.
In a 4-quart Dutch oven or kettle combine sugar, vinegar, celery seed, mustard seed, and turmeric. Heat to boiling. Add drained vegetables; return to boiling. Cook over medium-high heat, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes or until most of the excess liquid has evaporated.
Ladle relish into hot, clean half-pint canning jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space. Wipe the jar rims; adjust lids. Process filled jars in a boiling-water bath for 10 minutes. Remove the jars, cool jars on racks.

Last but not least, the mustard recipe:

1/4 cup each of brown and yellow mustard seeds
2/3 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
3 tbsp. honey
2 cloves garlic minced

Place seeds, vinegar and spices in a small bowl and let stand 24 hours.
Pour the seeds which have absorbed all the vinegar along with the honey and minced garlic into a food processor
Processor for one to two minutes. Scrape down sides a few times.  The mustard will not be smooth.


  1. Oh, they all look so good!!
    I love homemade over store-bought any day of the week!!
    Thank you for posting the recipes, as well.
    I think I shall try the mustard.
    My late brother was a mustard lover, and it will be nice to make your recipe, and remember his love of mustard :)

  2. I can't wait to taste them! I'd like a hot dog with mustard & relish and a burger with ketchup!

  3. I'm trying all three of these recipes....they would make great gifts!

  4. The relish sounds great! I wish my cukes hung in there a little longer... Enjoy your goodies:@)

  5. Mary, from OBCS sent me over to see this post after she saw all the pickling I've been up to lately :) I can't wait to try these - especially since I still have cukes growing and now have all the spices I need. They look delicious!

  6. What amazing recipes! Fantastic flavor, I'd say.

  7. These all look wonderful and congrats on the win! Folks often don't realize the large amount of sugar and preservatives in condiments. A welcome change here today and the the timing is perfect as we are all in the midst of BBQ season .. and Labor Day is right around the corner:) Hope you have a nice Monday! xxleslie

  8. How lovely and how perfect to get the recipes. I have had a hankering to make mustard so I am so glad you posted that recipe. I love the jar it is in.
    I have missed you. I am so glad you posted. I have been thinking of you. I hope you have had a nice summer.

  9. Oh wow! These looks so YUMMY! Thanks for sharing! =)

  10. It was so nice to see a comment from you, Susan on the apple cake post! It's been a while since I've spent time on the blogs so getting back feels like coming home after a long vacation! I loved this post because it's canning season and these condiments are such staples of 'old-time setting by'. My mother always made relish ... the ketchup is a new one on me, but all the really old cook books have tons of recipes for ketchups and mustards ! Neatpost!


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