Ripe Cucumber Pickles (for yellow cucumbers)

You might think to yourself “why would you need to note that the cucumbers should be ripe” when you first glance at this recipe card. Honestly, I have only made sweet pickles and have never processed them to be stored in the pantry; I freely admit my lack of knowledge in most things pickling. But, … Continue reading

Plain Beets Canned / Harvard Beets

This recipe card is one of those folded deals, so it has double the space on the front and back, but when folded it fit nicely into the index card sized boxes that were so popular with our predecessors. These days we save bookmarks and pins, not much printed or handwritten documentation. I email recipes … Continue reading

Sweet Sour Pickles

From Juneau, WI we have a recipe for sweet & sour pickles. These popular little gherkins take quite a lot of sugar, spices and time to make, but according to the recipe, they are delicious. I’m not a pickle maker, so I can’t advise here, except to say that pickling spice is probably what she … Continue reading

Catsup #2

Here’s another recipe for catsup. In this instance, the catsup seems like it will have more of what we consider to be a “traditional” flavor. It includes mustard, salt, red pepper, etc. Does anyone know how large a “salt bag” was? The recipe wants us to put certain spices into a salt bag and I … Continue reading

Tapioca Cream

I admit, I’m not a fan of tapioca. I know lots of people love it, but it just never clicked for me. Doing some research led me to discover there are two preparations for tapioca and both result in what Americans think of as pudding – a creamy, soft dessert. It can be served warm … Continue reading