Caprese Salad

Hi there! I took a short break, hope you didn’t miss me too much. :-) While this recipe has a long name – tomato, onion, fresh mozzarella and three-basil salad – this is a Caprese salad. Most recipes have variations – onions, capers, avocado… You can customize how you like it. Everything I have read … Continue reading

Eggplant Pepper Salad

Here’s a newspaper clipping for a salad I think I would have to pass on. I have tried to like eggplant, but the best way to eat it seems to be (to me) smothered in red sauce and parmesan cheese. The recipe reminds me a little bit of a salad I used to make with … 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

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