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Posted on 30 July 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Tomato Travels – Part 5

By Kira Hamman

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

What were they doing with tomatoes during the civil war?

Check out this recipe from the 1861 edition of The Housekeeper’s Encyclopedia:

TOMATO CATSUP

  • 1 gallon tomatoes
  • 3 tbs. salt
  • 3 tbs. ground black pepper
  • 3 tbs. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • 4 peppers, sweet, not hot
  • 1 onion (optional)
  • 1 quart horseradish juice (roots grated and liquid pressed out)

Select tomatoes not overripe, skin and strain the tomatoes; to every gallon add three table-spoons of salt, three of Read the rest of this entry »

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