We are going to begin to print some old recipes from the many 100 year old cook books we have in our library.
The first is from "The White House Cookbook" 1929.
A festive Christmas treat:
Green Pepper Mangoes
Select firm, sound green peppers, and add a few red ones as they are ornamental and look well upon the table. With a sharp knife, remove the top, take out the seed, soak over night in a salt water, then fill with chopped cabbage and green tomatoes seasoned with salt, mustard seed and ground cloves. Sew on the top. Boil vinegar sufficient to cover them, with a cup of brown sugar to each quart of vinegar, and pour over the mangoes. Do this three mornings then seal.
Troy the Curator here. While not Lynden history, this gives you an idea of why my interests lie in history. My Grandmother told me many stories of home, where she spent (or mis-spent?) much of her childhood. She rode log booms, swam across the bay, got lost in the woods, ate too many cherries, caught sole (the fish, not the music), and generally had a grand time while the adults carried on rousing the rabble.
Please watch, because history is cool. And honest history is the best.
TABLE TALK: No time like the present; that is if you're like me. I need a sneaky little source for shopping where there's plenty of variety and super prices. That means I can buy one extra gift right???