Sick Kitchen Cookerry

[ Sick Kitchen Cookerry ] Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Contributors
Contributor Role
Compiler
Contributor Name
Sarah Creighton Wilkins

Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.

Publication Format
Manuscript

Type
Drink
Medicine

Ingredients
powder of salop
salop powder
water
boiling water
wine
sugar

Places
Halifax
Nova Scotia

Source: Manuscript Notebook of Sarah Creighton Wilkins
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Source Origin: MacDonald Family Fonds | Reference: MG 1 No. 1 / Microfilm Reel 10,618

Description

A recipe for making salop.


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Sick Kitchen Cookerry -
          Salop

Take a large tea spoonful of the
powder of Salop, & put it into a
pint of boiling water. Keep stirring
it till it becomes a fine Jelly & then
put in wine & sugar to the palate
& strength of the patient
 

Annotations
Salop
"A nutritive meal, starch, or jelly made from the dried tubers of various orchidaceous plants, chiefly those of the genus Orchis; formerly also used as a drug" (OED). (Also salep, saloop)