Friday, August 2, 2019
Peaches and Lobster
I believe that in most sensibly run households you can detect favorite cookbooks by the extent to which they are accessorized with bookmarks.
My copy of Putting Food By falls into this category. For many years, this business card has marked the page on which the canning syrup proportions are listed, because I cannot remember from one canning season to the next that the formula for light syrup is four cups of water to two cups of sugar.
As I left Maine over 20 years ago, this is a vintage business card. Now it seems strange to see phone numbers without their area codes, but when I was a small child, phone numbers were still sometimes listed with the first two letters of their exchange, so MI4-
The official list of exchange names for 64 includes:
But those aren't very interesting. Why not make up some? For example:
MItten (really very appropriate, given Maine winters)
Total yield this year: 11 quarts of sliced peaches and 10 quarts of peach nectar.