In a 6 -to – 8-quart kettle or Dutch oven mix 8 cups fresh cranberries (2 pounds), 4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cups water, 2 teaspoons grated orange peel, and 1 1/2 cups orange juice. Bring to boiling. Cook, uncovered about 5 minutes or till cranberry skins pop, stirring once or twice. Stir in 1/2 cup slivered almonds, if desired. Ladle hot relish into hot clean half-pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Adjust lids. Processing in boiling water bath 5 minutes (Start timing when water returns to boiling). Makes about 8 half-pints.
10 cucumbers, cut in strips (4 1/2 quarts)
6 green peppers, cut in strips (2 1/2 quarts)
6 red sweet peppers, cu in strips (2 1/2 quarts)
6 cups water
3/4 cup pickling salt
6 large carrots, peeled and cu in strips (1 quart)
6 cups sugar
4 cups cider vinegar
3 tablespoons celery seed
3 tablespoons mustard seed
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons turmeric
Cover cucumbers and peppers with a mixture of water and pickling salt. Let stand in a cool place overnight. Drain; rinse. Cook carrots in boiling salted water 5 minutes. Drain; add carrots to drained cucumber mixture. Combine sugar with remaining ingredients, pour over drained vegetables. Bring to boiling. Fill hot, clean pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids. Process in boiling water bath 5 minutes (Start timing when water covering jars returns to boiling). Makes 10 pints.
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