Every man shall eat in safety, Under his own vine, where he plants."


Scrape parsnips, cut in halves, remove the white, pithy part, boil in salt water until tender, then fry in butter.

Vegetable Oysters

Scrape the roots and drop into cold water at once. Cut across in thin slices and cook until tender, toast slices of bread and lay in a deep dish, add to the salsify when tender a little salt, thicken slightly with butter and flour and pour it over the toast.

Potato Pot Pie

Half dozen potatoes sliced, 1 cup sour milk, spoon soda, flour enough to make a soft dough. Roll out, cut in strips, place in the kettle a handful of potatoes, sprinkle with salt, pepper and butter, cover with a layer of the dough, another layer potatoes until you use all the material, cover with dough last on top. Pour boiling water to cover and cook twenty minutes.

Cooked Cauliflower

Take cauliflower, cut up in small pieces, cook in water until tender, salt to suit the taste, drain, pour on milk and season with butter, pepper and salt, 1 tablespoon flour stirred up in milk. Stir this in the cauliflower, let it boil and serve hot.

Boston Baked Beans

Two quarts of white soup beans which have been soaked all night, cup of molasses, 1 pound of salt pork, scored on top and 1 teaspoon soda. Sprinkle the soda dry in bottom of baking dish, then put in beans and pork and cover with water, bake in a slow oven all day.

Maccaroni And Cheese

Pour boiling water over maccaroni and boil until tender, then pour off water, place in baking dish a layer of maccaroni, then a layer of grated cheese, and so on until dish is full, seasoning each layer with salt, pepper and bits of butter, then put on 1 cup milk. Bake slowly hour.

Corn Oysters

One pint of boiled sweet corn sliced down, teaspoon black pepper, cup sweet milk, teaspoon salt, 2-3 cup flour, 1 egg. Beat all thoroughly together and fry same as for griddle cakes.

Saratoga Chips

Slice potatoes very thin into cold water, let stand several hours, lay on cloth to dry. Fry a few at a time in boiling hot lard, lay them on paper as you take them out. Salt them.

Baked Tomatoes

Cover the bottom of an earthen dish with ripe tomatoes, sliced, then a layer of bread crumbs seasoned with pepper, salt and butter, then another layer of tomatoes, and so on till the dish is filled, letting the top layer be of bread crumbs. Bake 15 minutes.


Remove scales, cut in half-inch lengths, use only tender part, let stand in salted water several hours, drain, cover with boiling water, cook until tender, drain, cover with milk, add butter, pepper, salt, if needed a little thickening.

Plum Dumplings

Sift two teaspoons baking powder with 1 quart flour, use sweet milk to make stiff batter. Put 1 quart plums in a kettle and cover with water well sweetened, drop the dough in the kettle with the plums and boil until done.