Every gardener tends to get a few really big overlooked zucchinis in their garden. If you are a normal person and have an oven, then zucchini bread is a good use for these monsters. Since I don’t have an oven yet, I tried making dried zucchini chips last year, but most of them turned out quite bad. Like eating cardboard bad. This year I decided to make zucchini relish with an over sized veggie. I used a recipe from The Joy of Pickling.
As I was already in the kitchen making relish, I decided to try another recipe from the pickling book. I had spare cauliflower in the garden so of course I had to try my hand at making some pickled cauliflower.
I love recipes that use the raw pack method. It doesn’t even seem like canning because there is so little fuss.
When all was said and done I had 3 pints of zucchini relish and 4 pints of pickled cauliflower.
I also had a mess. Why is it even small canning jobs seems to make big kitchen messes? 53 loads of hand-washed dishes later, I called it a day.