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

A “shrub” is a vinegary fruit syrup, made from roughly equal amounts of fruits, vinegar, and sugar.  Mixed with soda they offer a complex and (usually) non-alcoholic alternative to bottled pop, or can be used as a mixer in more adult beverages.   The basic formula is crazy simple and the variants are endless. Spiced Cranberry……