Pickled Onions

Thinking about food and how we have nearly everything available at our fingertips these days, it makes the concept of canning and preserving food seem obsolete. In the days when there were not international trade agreements or interstate trucking available to most people, the canning and preserving of food was an important method of sustaining … Continue reading

Corn Relish (Mrs. Borgwordt)

I was initially picturing a whole-kernel corn relish, but since this goes through a food chopper, it must be more like a spread. The 6-7 pints would then be canned as per the desired canning method. Corn Relish 1 dozen corn [ears] scraped (large) 6 green peppers 1 qt pickles (skinned) 1 qt ripe tomatoes … Continue reading

Catsup (Mrs Borgworst)

I have made my own barbecue sauce, but never my own catsup. I’m afraid I rely heavily on Heinz 57 lol. This recipe was originally written in pencil and then overwritten in pen. It was obviously one she didn’t want to lose. I’m uncertain if some of these ingredients would have been whole or ground … Continue reading

Antipasto

This recipe for antipasto reminds me more of a salsa than a traditional Italian antipasto. However, it could be served over toasted bread like a bruschetta if desired. Typical antipasto is made of fresh meats and cheeses, garnished with herbs and other vegetables. In Italian tradition, antipasto is served at the beginning of the meal … Continue reading

Chow Chow #3

Our third and final (for now) recipe for Chow Chow. This one calls for tomatoes, onions, celery, mango peppers (aka bell peppers), cabbage and cauliflower. I’m guessing either this person had a prodigious back garden, or she just loved to can. It may have been “the thing” she was known for, or her family relied … Continue reading

Pickled Red Beets

As a girl, my mother would make pickled beets for me, because I love them. We grew our own beets in the yard. As an adult I still love pickled beets, and I am particular about how sweet or tangy they ought to be. I don’t like them to be too sweet, which is what … Continue reading

Zucchini Relish

This is clearly a summer canning recipe for pickled zucchini relish. It might be good, although I haven’t tried it myself. You will need a large crock or other type of container to hold the relish as you are making it. It also will need to be properly canned, and while it doesn’t indicate the … Continue reading