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

Green Tomato Pickles

It’s spring and you might be planting tomatoes, cucumbers, and more in preparation for summer. If you have a bumper crop of tomatoes, you could try these greet tomato pickles. I guess if you have more than you can eat, this is one way to save the fruits of your labor. Note, a peck is … Continue reading

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