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Sweet and Sour Spaghetti Sauce

This is an unusual spaghetti sauce.  It’s not as sweet as most commercially bought sauces.  Sweet and sour spaghetti sauce makes a big batch that can be frozen until needed.

INGREDIENTS

3 kg tomatoes sliced in large chunks

sweet and sour spaghetti sauce

1 large Spanish onion

1 cup white vinegar

3/4 cup sugar

2 diced garlic cloves

5 bay leaves

bunch of roughly chopped fresh basil (to taste)

thyme leaves (to taste)

1 roughly chopped chipotle pepper

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Veggie Pickles

This recipe is good for pickling firm vegetables such as beans, carrots, cauliflower and peppers.  Stock up on cauliflower when it is cheap and make a batch of this pickle.  Veggie pickles are a reminder of the sunny summer days in the cold winter.

INGREDIENTS

1 large Spanish onion cut into pieces

veggie pickles

Firm cherry tomatoes

1 cut green sweet pepper

1 cut red sweet pepper

1 large carrot cut into disks

1/2 cup yellow beans sliced

cauliflower florets from 3/4 of a small cauliflower

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Crunchy Dill Pickles

Crunchy dill pickles are a great way to use up those extra cucumbers in the summer and the dills are crunchy and delicious.  Serve with a sandwich or enjoy them on their own.

INGREDIENTS

1 clove of garlic per jar

2 tsp dill per jar

cucumbers

7 cups water

1 cups cider vinegar

1/2 cup pickling salt

1 tbsp pickling spice ( Placed in a mesh tea strainer).

DIRECTIONS
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Spicy Chili Sauce

Spicy chili sauce  adds a hearty flavor to meat and on sandwiches.  Cinnamon, cloves and chili flakes are added to the sauce to zest up the sweetness of the tomatoes.

Make a big batch in canning season when tomatoes are cheap for the winter months.

INGREDIENTS

6 large tomatoes

spicy chili sauce

1 coarsely chopped onion

1/2 cup vinegar

1/2 cup water

1 cup sugar

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cloves

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Chili Sauce

Chili sauce is my mother’s favourite condiment. I remember coming home to find my mom busily canning tomatoes fresh from the garden. This is her recipe.

INGREDIENTS

12 large tomatoes ( or large tomatoes and cherry tomatoes)

2 large shallots chopped fine

chili sauce

1/2 cup cider vinegar

2 cups sugar

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

DIRECTIONS
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Bean Salad

Bean salad is super quick to make and is fresh and tasty. Take along for a picnic or serve with a light supper.

Enjoy!

Bring to boil 1 1/2 cups vinegar, 1/2 cup water. 1 tsp salt and 2 cups white sugar.  Let cool.  Drain the following:

1 can yellow beans

bean salad

1 can chick peas

1 can kidney beans

1 can Lima beans

Mix together and add:

3 stocks green celery (chopped)

1 red pepper (chopped)

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