Black Walnuts on Tree

How to Make Walnut Ketchup

  Although old cookbook recipes don’t specify what type walnuts they used, they probably used black walnuts, native to eastern North America.  The Persian (English) walnut is native to southwest Asia and southeast Europe. I haven’t been able to determine when the trees first arrived in the U.S., but they tend to grow mostly on the west coast. Seasonable. Make walnut ketchup from the beginning to the middle of July, when walnuts are in perfection […]

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basket of mushrooms

Making Mushroom Ketchup

Many recipes from old cookbooks called for mushroom ketchup – especially meat recipes.  I had never heard of mushroom ketchup. Be aware that there are many poisonous mushrooms in the wild, so don’t pick any if you’re not an expert.  Also, old recipes may not be considered safe by today’s cooking standards.   TO MAKE MUSHROOM KETCHUP Recipe is from the 1864 Poetical Cook-Book.  Look out for mushrooms from the beginning of September. Take care of the […]

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