Banana Pineapple Jam

This recipe for Banana Pineapple Jam was actually written down twice in this collection. The content of the cards is identical, so I don’t plan to post the other one separately. Note that Certo is fruit pectin, an additive that helps jams and jellies to gel nicely. Be careful when searching for this product because … Continue reading

Sweet Cucumber Slices

It’s the first full week of May, did you plant your cucumber seeds? ┬áIf you did, in a couple months you should be enjoying fresh cucumbers, and if a bumper crop, you will have excess. You could try pickling with a simple recipe like this one. Sweet Cucumber Slices 1 cup sugar 1 tsp mustard … Continue reading

Quick and Easy Pickles

This pickle recipe has a short list of ingredients – cucumbers, vinegar, salt, dry mustard. I’m not sure if I would like these as I’m most familiar with dill pickles, but it could be interesting to try something different. Quick and Easy Pickles Take sufficient cucumbers to fill three gallons. Choose the tiny variety and … 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

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