[ Catsup ]
Date: Late 18th or early 19th century; exact date unknown.
Source: Militia Regulations Book
Institution: Nova Scotia Archives | Reference: MG 100 Vol. 1 No. 5 / Microfilm Reel 786
Instructions for making a mushroom-based catsup (ketchup) pasted on the pages of a book of Militia Regulations.
take the large flaps of mushrooms pick nothing but the straws
and dirt from them then lay them in a broad earthen pan strewn wth
a good deal of salt over them Let them be till the next morning
then with your hand break them put them into a stew-pan
Let them boil a minute or two then strain them through a
coarse cloth and wring it hard. Take out all the juice Let it
stand to settle then pour it of[f] clear run it through a flannel
bag then boil it to a quart of the Liquor put a qua[r]ter of an
ounce of whole ginger and half a quarter of ounce of whole
pepper. boil it briskly a quarter of an hour then strain
it and when it is cold put it into pint bottles In each
bottle put some mace
[----] cloves cork it tight.