Manhattan Cocktail

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Wild Sauerkraut: Dr. Schindler’s recipe calls for foraged wild ingredients, but you can easily use more readily available ingredients such as allspice, caraway, apples, etc. Use whatever appeals to your palate. Ingredients: — Cabbage — Salt — Local Dried Bayberry Leaves (2 per cabbage) — Local Dried Spicebush Berries (3 per cabbage) — Dried Turkey […]

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  Ingredients: ¾ cup unbleached flour ½ cup corn oil* ½ tsp vanilla ½ tsp baking powder ¾ cup brown sugar ½ tsp salt 1 egg

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Election Night Fruit Cake:  From Ruth Finney, Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance Second Helpings, National Press Club.  This white fruit cake has been a great success at all-night gatherings to keep track of vote tabulations. I baked on in 1960 to take to the office, where we worked all night and ate a picnic supper provided by various women on the […]

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Raspberry Vinegar: From The Virginia Housewife Or, Methodical Cook by Mary Randolph.  “Raspberry Vinegar. Put a quart of ripe red raspberries in a bowl; pour on them a quart of strong well-flavored vinegar and let them stand 24 hours, strain through a bag, put this liquid on another quart of raspberries, which strain in the same manner, and then on a third quart; when […]

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A Quaker Woman’s Cookbook, The Domestic Cookery of Elizabeth Ellicott Lea by William Woys Weaver “Lettuce. Persons that are fond of lettuce may have it nearly all the year, by sowing the different kinds, and keeping it covered through the winter; the most approved way of dressing it is to cut it fine, and season it with oil, mustard, pepper, […]

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