Betty’s Pickled Pears (Georgia, 1960s, adapted)

In thumbing through my old cookbooks I sometimes feel like I’m reading someone else’s mail.  These cookbooks were meant to be shared among community members, not with the internet at large.  I’m comfortable sharing general details of a church or the surrounding community, but as a general rule I will avoid identifying individual church members……

Spiced Cranberry Shrub

Spiced Cranberry Shrub is a tart cranberry syrup with the warming spices of a winter punch.  For those unfamiliar, a shrub is a lightly fermented fruit syrup main from roughly equal amounts of fruits and vegetables, vinegar, and sugar.  They may be mixed with soda for a complex and mostly non-alcoholic alternative to bottled pop,……