housewifery

Foraging for Black Raspberries, a Gift of Nature’s Bounty

Recently I discovered an essay written in 1907 entitled “Wild Grapes for Jelly.” The author writes of the summertime treasure that wild fruit can be to the select few who are willing to claim it. She says this about wild fruits, specifically grapes: They yield their riches to those who know them best and who …

kitchen

Juneberry AKA Saskatoon or Serviceberry Jam, an easy recipe from 1924

I recently read an article in a 1924 issue of the Farmer’s Wife magazine on using wild fruits. At first glance, I didn’t think I had access to any of the wild fruits mentioned, like red haws, pin cherries, and chokecherries. But then I had a chance conversation with a fellow camper over the Memorial …