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

Roosevelt Simplicity Salad

This particular recipe can be firmly dated to 1933. I found a mention of it in the New York Times archives from March 14, 1933. It was apparently very popular at the Congressional dining room. Roosevelt Simplicity Salad 1 cup seasoned mayonnaise 1 cup celery 1/2 cup white cabbage, shredded 1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded … 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

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