What do you do when you have cucumbers running out of your ears? Make relish !
This is my go to Sweet Pickle Relish Recipe. Sixteen years ago O Wise One, Baby O and I took a ride in the country in Louisiana where we were living at the time. I had heard on the radio show called the "swap shop" that someone had cucumbers for sale. Since I didn't have any that year we took a leisurely drive to buy cucumbers. It was toward the Mississippi line and the drive was truly OFF the beaten path. Seems like we drove back into the woods forever when we found it. This little wooden cabin looked like something out of a story book. On the front porch in her rocker was this little old lady. While O Wise One and this ladies' son went to the garden to pick my cucumbers this lady latched on to Baby O. It will always stick in my mind because I don't ever think that I have seen a grandma enjoy a baby more. I was beginning to wonder if I would get Baby O back. She sat on that front porch and rocked chubby little Baby O and Baby O laughed and entertained her. She asked what I was doing with all those cucumbers and when I told her that I was making relish she gave me this recipe. I came home and wrote it inside my Ball Blue Book and have been using it ever since. These pickles go on sandwiches and in potato, egg and tuna salads. Every time I make this relish I remember a little old lady sitting in her porch rocker saying " look at them rolls on that baby, this baby is healthy the way babies are supposed to be !!! "
I can't help but laugh as now I am that gray haired little old lady passing that same recipe on to you. Just click on the Ball Book to enlarge it.
Bring them babies by any time : )
I'll be happy to fatten them up for ya.
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