It’s spring and you might be planting tomatoes, cucumbers, and more in preparation for summer. If you have a bumper crop of tomatoes, you could try these greet tomato pickles. I guess if you have more than you can eat, this is one way to save the fruits of your labor. Note, a peck is just over 2 dry gallons, or 32 cups.
Green Tomato Pickles
1 peck green tomatoes
12 white onions
2 T celery seed
1 T mustard seed
1 cup mixed spices (pickling spices can be bought premixed)
Slice tomatoes and onions. Arrange in layers, sprinkling moderately w/ salt between layers and let stand overnight. Drain and place in kettle. Cover with mild vinegar & spices. Simmer 10 minutes. Pour into clean, hot jars and seat at once.
There were always wonderful recipes to use up those green tomatoes. My mom used to make a green tomato mincemeat each year, and I still make it now and then.