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

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