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I am looking for a recipe for Mustard Pickles (with onions and cabbage) which my mother-in-law made each year. My mother-in-law was from Pouch Cove, Newfoundland and each year she would make a batch of these pickles for my husband. Unfortunately, she passed before the recipe was handed down. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. I would love to surprise my husband.
Hi Sandy – Here is my mother’s recipe:
4 lb cabbage (chopped)
4 lb onion (chopped)
3 cups of vinegar
5 cups sugar
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Boil for 20 minutes. Remove from stove then add between 2/3 to 1 cup of flour, 10 tablespoons of mustard, 1 1/2 teaspoon turmeric, add amount of vinegar to your liking. Optional, add sweet onions or cauliflower as you wish.
Thank you for sharing this recipe.
The recipe was handed down from my husband’s grandmother…Jessie Bragg (Williams). My husband thinks pickling spice was included.
I didn’t mention my mother-in-laws name…Geraldine Bragg (Gruchy) she was married to Herbert Bragg.
Thank you. Its also important to place pickles in bottles while hot so the bottles will self-seal. Someone may have Geradine’s recipe out there. I hope it finds its way back to you.
I am a rural Newfoundlander who sometimes writes poems about rural life particularly from years ago and the memories I have of growing up in rural Newfoundland. Any interest in this?
Is this dry mustard or bottled prepared mustard ?.
This is a fantastic site! I wonder if anyone had a recipe for white puddings? I grew up eating these but i dont have a recipe (grandma was from Harbour Grace SouthSide) and fathers family from St. John’s. They didn’t use oatmeal or meat. Id just live to make afeed!!
I am wondering where to purchase the Christmas tree ornament – scallop shell with Inukshuk made in NL. Great site.
Wondering if anyone has information about Aunt Mary Simms and her parontage geneology. I am very interested in learning more about her. All I could find is an article on her in an issue of the IGA magazine Among Fishers of Men. My family is from St Anthony and I was a nurse for 30years and I am a Simms thus my interest.
I love Newfoundland music. We listen to the Newfoundland TV station late at night (we live on Vancouver Island). I am trying to find a piece of sheet music that I really like called “Newfie Polka” and have had no luck. I can find the recording on YouTube, but I need the sheet music with either accordion bass or guitar chords. I don’t play by ear so I can’t sound it out. I have tried Long and McQuade in St. John’s with no luck. If anyone has this sheet music or knows where I can get it, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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