Ingredient: apple-cider vinegar

How to Make an All-Natural Electrolyte Drink – Strawberry Ginger Switchel

How to Make an All-Natural Electrolyte Drink – Strawberry Ginger Switchel

Switchel has been on my radar for years. In fact, I have four (FOUR!) bottles of molasses in my pantry because it’s a main ingredient and I have had plans to make switchel for years. Touted as the old-school Gatorade, switchel is the electrolyte-filled energy drink of early American farmers. Laura Ingalls Wilder mentioned switchel in “The Long Winter”: “Ma had sent them ginger-water. She has sweetened the cool well-water with sugar, flavored it with vinegar, and put in plenty of ginger to warm their stomachs so they could drink till they were not thirsty. Ginger-water would not make them […]

Easy Bread and Butter Pickles [For Canning]

Easy Bread and Butter Pickles [For Canning]

Bread and butter pickles are a great, easy, beginning canner’s recipe. It’s not as labor-intensive as most recipes, doesn’t require a ton of processing time, and it honestly hard to screw up! Bread and Butter Pickles reportedly got their name because they would be served on bread and butter sandwiches. The first written account of the phrase “bread and butter pickles” happened in the 1930’s when a pair in Illinois was selling them as sandwich pickles. However cucumber sandwiches were a popular English cuisine long before then. For the BEST, fool-proof white sandwich bread recipe, check out my The BEST […]