Danish Pickles

2200427208 6d22ba7567As recorded 1930 by William W. Thorup, Son

(Mother) put up gallons of Danish pickles.  You may wonder what Danish pickles so I will explain this briefly.  As I stated, the Danes never wasted anything. Like we do here in America.

The ripe cucumbers were used –some of them a foot long, yellow, and these were the best. 

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Dried Fruit

320px Dry fruitAs recorded in 1930 by William W. Thorup, Son

We dried fruit in “them thar days” too, as sugar was expensive.  Plums, pears, apricots—these we split in two, took out the stone and laid them on the roof of the house, barns, chicken coops, etc., covered with netting to keep the flies off them and then stored them in flour sacks.


FrenchToastSm– As recorded in 1930 by William W. Thorup, Son

…on occasion she (Mother) would splurge for us …

and brought out some eggs and beat up a batter and  would take a couple of slices of bread, lay in frying pan, cover with this batter and fry till hard.  The finished product –“Eggaka”—delicious!  A special treat!  God bless her memory! (She was an angel)

Fruit Trees

jam 74320 640I recall very vividly the few fruit trees Dad allowed to grow and bear fruit—apples, plums, cherries, quince, apricots, raspberries (red and white), currants (English and Native, white, black and red), and Crab Apples.

The Apricot and Crab trees were on mother’s side.  We would have the fruit that fell to cook.  The rest were picked and sold.  Now this Apricot was par excellent flavor—now extant, laxative quality 100%, color deep yellow—to summarize it, “perfect”.

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