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Food: Recipe

Spiced Watermelon Rind:

9 cups (3lbs) cubed white watermelon rind. (remove all green skin)

4 cups water (1 glln)

2 tbsp salt

5 cups sugar

2 cups cider vineegar

1 cup cold water

1 sliced lemon

1 tbsp whole cloves

1 tbsp whole all spice

1 tbsp coarsley chopped cinnamon

Cover watermelon rind with 4 cups water. Add salt and let stand minute. Drain. Cover with more cold water in sacepan. Cook, covered, over low heat until tender, about 2 hours. Drain. Meanwhile, combine sugar, vinegar and remaining 1 cup cold water. Tie spices and lemon slices in a cheesecloth bag. Drop into vinegar mixture. Boil 5 minutes. Then add watermelon rind and cook until rind is transparent - about 45/60 minutes. Remove bag of spices. Pack rind and syrup into jars and seal. For crisper rind, add 2 tbsp powdered alum to water in which rind is first cooked.

Keyword(s): Canning ; FOOD ; Jar ; Meal ; RECIPE ; Rind ; Spiced ; Watermelon

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Preservation

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Menstrual

Menstrual:

Pickling: you can't pickle beans or make kraut while on your period or it will ruin.

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Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P535] crossed out.

Submission card found in pile marked [?]

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Canning ; COOKING ; FOOD ; MENSES ; MENSTRUATION ; Period ; Pickling ; TABU

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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Food: Recipe

Beef Tea:

1 lb lean beef, cut into small pieces. Put into a glass canning jar, without a drop of water, cover tightly and set in a pot of cold water. Heat gradually to a boil and continue this streadily for three hours, until the meat is like white rags and the juice drawn out. Season with salt to tast and, when cold, skim.

Submitter comment:

My mother used to fix this for me as a child when I was sick and couldn't keep anything in my stomach.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Beef ; Beverage ; Boil ; Boil ; Broth ; Canning ; DRINK ; FOOD ; Liquid ; Simmer ; Skim ; TEA

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Mixed preparation in liquid

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MENSTRUATION BELIEF

A WOMAN WHO IS GOING THROUGH HER MENSTRUATION SHOULD NOT DO
ANY CANNING OF TOMATOES. WHEN A WOMAN CANS WHEN SHE IS THIS WAY,
ALL THE CANS WILL BURST OF OVER ACIDITY.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Canning ; Feminism ; FOOD ; Legend ; Lore ; MENSTRUATION ; Period ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 03-04-1972

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