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Ingredients

4 cups cucumbers, washed and chopped, not peeled
1 cup green peppers, washed and chopped
1/2 cup sweet red pepper, washed and chopped
3 cups onion, chopped
3 cups finely diced celery
1/4 cup salt
3-1/2 cups sugar
2 cups white vinegar
1 tablespoon celery seed
1 tablespoon mustard seed

Instructions

Combine all vegetables in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the salt. Cover with cold water. Let stand 4 hours or in a refrigerator over night. Drain in colander, pressing out excess water. Combine sugar, vinegar, celery seed and mustard seed. Bring to a boil, disolving sugar. Stir in drained vegetables. Simmer 10 minutes. Pack into pint jars 1/2 inch from top. Seal with boiled lids. Yield 4 or 5 pints.

Phyllis Strafford
Taylor Ridge



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