Grandma Swain's Chow Chow

Chow Chow was something Grandma Swain made at the end of the year. She would take what
was left in the garden before the first frost and cut it up, process and pack it away.
The boys used it as a condiment on their hamburgers and hot dogs (and other things).

1 quart chopped cabbage
1 quart chopped green tomatoes
2 sweet red peppers, chopped
2 sweet green peppers, chopped
2 large onions, chopped
¼ cup salt
1½ cups vinegar
1½ cups water
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon each dry mustard, turmeric, celery seed
Mix chopped vegetables with salt and let stand overnight.
Next morning, line a colander with cheesecloth, pour vegetable mixture into colander,
let drain, then bring edges of cheesecloth up over mixture and squeeze until all
liquid possible is removed. Boil vinegar, water, sugar, and spices five minutes.
Add vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil. Pour into sterilized jars to within a
half inch of top. Put on cap. Process in boiling water bath ten minutes.
To reduce venting, leave the jars in the water for 5 minutes before removing.
Allow to cure for 2 weeks before opening.
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