The other day I was standing in the grocery store holding a jar of sweet relish. I needed to purchase some for a few recipes I had planned out for the following week. Yet, as I stood there holding on to the jar, reading all the unnecessary ingredients like food coloring and corn syrup, I realized I could probably make a healthier version back at home. I had grown up watching my grandmother make all kinds of relish, so all I had to do was find some of her recipes and I’d be good to go.
Most of my grandma’s recipes were done by preserving them with canning, but since I was doing a somewhat smaller batch, I wanted to try to see if this relish could hold up to being frozen. I had only seen a few other recipes that called for freezing, so I was a bit unsure.
Thankfully, it worked! It worked out so well that my next batch was made a little bigger so I could have more bags to freeze.