An area left unfilled between the top of the food in a home canning jar or freezer container and the bottom of the lid.
“Tangy and bright, this tasty chutney can top cheese spread on crackers or be spooned on a dinner plate alongside any type of meat. A jar of it also makes a nice holiday gift.” —Deb Darr, Falls City, Oregon
Meet the Cook: My two grown sons (I have two granddaughters) actually eat this as a salad, but that's a bit too hot for me! The recipe's from my late husband's mother, and I haven't varied it over the years. I usually make a batch as soon as the first tomatoes of the season are ready. It will keep for months in the freezer. I like to crochet and sew, and I'm active in my church. Three times every month, I cook for Wednesday suppers at church - 40 to 50 people each time. -Lela Baskins, Windsor, Missouri
What a great way to use your garden harvest—and have a tasty relish on hand for hotdogs, hamburgers and other dishes. Why not share a jar with a friend or neighbor? —Kelly Martel, Tillsonburg, Onario