Category Archives: Preserves

Day 375 Beet Pickle

I spent today as a Historic Foodways Artisan at the Heart and Hands Festival. This is an annual event at Joseph Schneider Haus Museum and Gallery here in Kitchener and showcases practitioners of various traditional crafts. Since the museum’s time … Continue reading

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Day 349 Citron Preserves

I am making Citron Preserves today. The recipe was contributed by Mrs. Wm. Rittinger for the 1906 Berlin Cook Book. Several months ago I was given a citron melon from the Waterloo Region Museum. Fortunately this type of melon keeps … Continue reading

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Day 290 To Can Raspberries

I nearly forgot about this project and my blog today. That has hardly ever happened during the past 290 days. I’ve been so focused on putting books on shelves and clothes in the closet and cleaning the kitchen that I … Continue reading

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Day 276 Catsup

On Saturday I was in Leamington Ontario, home of the Heinz brand, and a community long famous for tomatoes including its tourist information booth called the Big Tomato. I was able to buy some field tomatoes even though in 2012 … Continue reading

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Day 274 Pickled Crab Apples

I just got home from the Kitchener Market after stocking up on a variety of good things. I won’t be home until late tonight so I’m making my 1906 Berlin Cook Book recipe this morning. I found some crab apples … Continue reading

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Day 267 Pickled Cabbage

I spent the day cooking over an open-hearth today at Joseph Schneider Haus. I walked over in a somewhat appropriate costume. It was an interesting feeling to leave my 1888 home wearing a 1906 style skirt and waist to reach … Continue reading

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Day 266 Pear Marmalade

I have six pears, some lemons and some oranges so it is the perfect time to make Pear Marmalade. This recipe was contributed by Mrs. E. Bricker for the 1906 Berlin Cook Book. I’m always curious about marmalades that use … Continue reading

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