An area left unfilled between the top of the food in a home canning jar or freezer container and the bottom of the lid.
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
Juicy blueberries swimming in a sweet jelly taste terrific spooned over vanilla ice cream. But we also enjoy it on top of waffles and pancakes.—Shannon Arthur, Portsmouth, Ohio
My friends can barely wait for the growing season to arrive so I can make this incredible relish. The color really dresses up a hot dog. —Ruth Hawkins, Jackson, Mississippi