I'm making relish. I make it using a recipe from this old CWA cookbook that belonged to my grandmother
I know it says it's the coronation book but it's not from the coronation in 1953 as it's much older than that. It's full of helpful hints about tanning sheepskins and how "on the market todaythere are modern cream and green enamelled kerosene pressure stoves" – sound dangerous, especially considering how it comes with a "fool proof can of methylated spirits" Anyway it has the best tomato relish recipe I've used.
First you need some nice tomatoes and onions
Then you have to soak them overnight. This is the part where you tell the kids it's their dinner preparing
Then add the spices and sugar and give it what my mother calls a rolling boil
Then bottle it up and enjoy – this is the stage where I usually have indigestion from all the taste testing I've done
And I like the recipe style. No messing around. Just the basics