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

Chow Chow #1

Recently on the Green Tomato Relish recipe, someone commented that her family calls it chow chow, and I knew that I had additional recipes, including several for chow chow. This dish is most commonly associated with the Southern United States, Pennsylvania and some parts of Eastern Canada. While there isn’t much definitive evidence of its … Continue reading

Green Tomato Relish

Should you have too many tomatoes in your yard, as we do right now, you could pick them early and make this relish. I’m always reminded of the days of backyard gardens and neighborhood gardens, which are not as common these days as they were even 20 years ago. People seem to have forgotten how … Continue reading

Swiss Steak

  Like many I’m sure, I thought that Swiss Steak had its origins in Switzerland. But, we are all wrong! Swissing is the process of smoothing fabric (usually cotton) in between rollers in a factory. In England, someone decided to swiss their cheap cut of beef by pounding it and smoothing it out before cooking … Continue reading

Hamburger Pie

This particular recipe card doesn’t have a title or name for this dish, so I called it Hamburger Pie. It reminds me of something my mom used to make, although I can’t think offhand what that was called either. But it did involve shaping the meat into a pie crust type of thing and then … Continue reading

Catherine Soup is good

I have been in a soup mood, so I decided tonight to make the Catherine Soup recipe which I posted just a few days ago. I ensured that I had all the ingredients and went to work. Since my onion was rather large and strong, I only used half. I diced it in small pieces, … Continue reading

Tomatoe Cocktail

When I think of a cocktail, I think of an alcoholic drink, but a cocktail can also be a combination of fruits and/or vegetables, pureed, chopped up, or otherwise combined. Fruit cocktail is a combination of chopped fruits in a syrup. The recipe above is for a tomatoe [sic] cocktail, probably along the lines of … Continue reading