Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Episode 11 - Of Course I Can!

Fruits and Vegetables - Don't Let Good Food Spoil
1941-1945
Special Collections, U.S.D.A. National Agricultural Library

 

Episode 11 was all about wartime canning! In this episode I talked about canning jars, tips on stretching canning sugar, and wartime canning, especially within communities. I also talk about the reasons we should never use vintage canning recipes - trust modern science!

I wanted to give a big THANK YOU to the Minnesota Historical Society for allowing me to read an excerpt from Dorothy Pederson Nelson's memoir on their website. To check out the full article you can go HERE.

Enjoy the images and materials I gathered in my research all about wartime canning!


Canning at Home for Victory
from the collection of James Vaughn


Can All You Can!
1942-1945
National Archives



Grow More... Can More... in '44
1944
USDA National Agricultural Library


Grow Your Own
1942-1945
National Archives

"All Ready to Can" radio broadcast
1940
USDA Office of Information

 

"All Ready to Can" radio broadcast
1940
USDA Office of Information


"All Ready to Can" radio broadcast
1940
USDA Office of Information


Take Care of Pressure Canners
1945
USDA National Agricultural Library



This is a form for obtaining extra canning sugar during wartime.
I love that it comes from my local area!

This is a receipt for a canning sugar application dated August 31, 1943.
This housewife was applying for 60 pounds of extra sugar!


Cookbook Feature


Wartime Canning and Cooking Book
by Josephine Gibson
1943

Wartime Canning and Cooking Book
by Josephine Gibson
1943

Wartime Canning and Cooking Book
by Josephine Gibson
1943

Wartime Canning and Cooking Book
by Josephine Gibson
1943

When making the following recipe for India Relish, please do not use this as a canning recipe! I'd recommend cutting the recipe down to a fourth and enjoying it soon after you make it. 
Here is a similar modern recipe for Green Tomato India Relish from Spectacularly Delicious.

Wartime Canning and Cooking Book
by Josephine Gibson
1943









Enjoy a few more canning cookbooks from my collection!

Home Canning for Victory by Anne Pierce
1942

"Mother and daughter operate a steam pressure canner 
in their farm kitchen in Connecticut."
Home Canning for Victory
1942


Kerr Home Canning Book
1942


ABC of Wartime Canning
by Josephine Gibson
1943


Country Gentleman Wartime Recipe
and Canning Guide
1942-1945


Kerr Home Canning Book
1943


The Ball Blue Book
1942-1945


The Burpee Way of Home Canning
1945


Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife Magazine
August 1945



RESOURCES


Articles:


Are Old Canning Recipes Safe to Use?

https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/canning-recipes-zb0z1205zmat

(Accessed 10-22-20)


How Did We Can? The Evolution of Home Canning Practices

https://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/ipd/canning/exhibits/show/wartime-canning/world-war-ii

(Accessed 10-17-20)


Historical Canning Guides

https://www.healthycanning.com/historical-canning-guides/

(Accessed 10-17-20)


Food Rationing and Canning in WWII

https://www.womenshistory.org/articles/food-rationing-and-canning-world-war-ii

(Accessed 10-17-20)


The Rise of Canning in WWII

https://www.pacificatrocities.org/blog/the-rise-of-canning-in-ww2

(Accessed 10-17-20)


Canning History: When Propaganda Encouraged Patriotic Preserves

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/08/02/157777834/canning-history-when-propaganda-encouraged-patriotic-preserves

(Accessed 10-17-20)


How Canning Was Invented and Why It Changed the Way We Eat

https://www.thekitchn.com/breakthroughs-in-food-science-canning-218083

(Accessed 10-17-20)


Nelson, Dorothy Pederson. "Dorothy Pederson Nelson: Remembering Rationing." Minnesota Historical Society. https://www.mnhs.org/mgg/war/home-front/6594

(Accessed 10-21-20)


Bottling or Home Canning Your Produce (UK)

https://www.allotment-garden.org/recipe/bottling-canning/bottling-canning-tips/ 

(Accessed 10-22-20)


Official Ball Canning website with recipes and how-to instruction

https://www.freshpreserving.com/canning

(Accessed 10-22-20)

Books & Magazines:


Josephine Gibson’s Wartime Canning and Cooking Book, 1943.


Home Canning for Victory by Anne Pierce, 1942.


Country Gentleman Wartime Recipe and Canning Guide 


ABC of Wartime Canning by Josephine Gibson, 1943.


Wartime Home Canning of Fruits and Vegetables


Farm Journal and Farmer’s Wife Magazine issues: April 1943, May 1943, June 1943, August 1945


Women’s Home Companion, July 1942.


Health-for-Victory Club Meal Planning Guide, May 1943



Images:


All Ready to Can radio broadcast

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:All_ready_to_can_(IA_allreadytocan1940unit).pdf

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:All_ready_to_can_(IA_allreadytocan1940unit).pdf&page=3

https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:All_ready_to_can_(IA_allreadytocan1940unit).pdf&page=5

(Accessed 10-22-20)


Can All You Can - It’s a Real War Job!

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/513566

(Accessed 10-23-20)


Grow Your Own Can Your Own

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/513661

(Accessed 10-23-20)



Canning At Home for Victory

https://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/9433946876/

James Vaughn

(Accessed 10-23-20)


War Food Program. 1944. “Grow More... Can More... in '44.” Special Collections, USDA National Agricultural Library. 

http://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/speccoll/items/show/244

(Accessed 10-23-20)

War Food Administration. 1944. “Of Course I Can! I'm patriotic as can be - And ration points won't worry me!.” Special Collections, USDA National Agricultural Library. http://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/speccoll/items/show/245

(Accessed 10-23-20)

U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Fruits and Vegetables. Don't Let Good Food Spoil. Send for Free Bulletins: 839-Home Canning 841-Home Drying.” Special Collections, USDA National Agricultural Library. http://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/speccoll/items/show/239

(Accessed 10-23-20)


1943 Canning Application

https://ameshistory.org/content/world-war-ii-rationing-us-homefront

(Accessed 10-27-20)


Take Care of Pressure Canners

https://www.nal.usda.gov/exhibits/ipd/canning/exhibits/show/wartime-canning/world-war-ii

(Accessed 10-27-20)

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Episode 10 - Vegetables for Vitality for Victory

The New Garden Encyclopedia
Victory Garden Edition
1943


 

Welcome to Episode 10's supplemental blog post! Part 2 about Victory gardens focused on the garden itself, what was planted, what tools they needed, and helps, successes, and problems. To read part 1 go HERE.

At the beginning of the episode I mention the interview with author Julie Zuckerman. You can read that interview HERE!

First, I wanted to showcase some Victory garden artifacts from the amazing American homefront collection of Scott and Carrie Lords. You can follow them on Instagram @homefronthistory and you can visit their website HERE!





Thank you so much, Carrie, for sharing these amazing WWII Victory garden artifacts! I especially love that Victory garden scrap book. 💓

And now, enjoy these articles from various magazines I mentioned in the episode.


Life
May 3, 1943


Life 
May 3, 1943


Life 
May 3, 1943


Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife magazine
June 1945

Here are some bonus recipes for you to try with the bounty of summer harvests!
Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife magazine
August 1942

Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife magazine
August 1942


Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife magazine
August 1942



Life
March 8, 1943


Life
March 8, 1943

Life
March 8, 1943


Life
March 8, 1943


Life
March 8, 1943


Life
March 8, 1943


Life
March 8, 1943

Life
March 8, 1943


Wheel Hoes/Plows
Food Gardens for Defense
by M. G. Gains, 1943

Wheel Hoe/Plow attachments
Food Gardens for Defense
by M. G. Gains, 1943



The New Garden Encyclopedia
Victory Garden Edition

1943


The New Garden Encyclopedia
Victory Garden Edition

1943


The New Garden Encyclopedia
Victory Garden Edition

1943



The New Garden Encyclopedia
Victory Garden Edition

1943


The New Garden Encyclopedia
Victory Garden Edition

1943

The New Garden Encyclopedia
Victory Garden Edition

1943

Coca-Cola ad with Victory Garden theme
Better Homes & Gardens
August 1944




Here is this episode's ration cookbook highlight:


Victory Cook Book
1943


Victory Cook Book
1943


Victory Cook Book
1943


Vermont Sweet Potatoes
Victory Cook Book
1943



Corn Mexicali
Victory Cook Book
1943



Victory Cook Book
1943


RESOURCES

(For a full list of resources, see the blog post for episode 9 - “Gardening is War Work”.)

 

Articles:

Why Some Hoosiers Call Green Peppers Mangoes

https://www.indystar.com/story/news/history/retroindy/2017/11/16/why-do-hoosiers-call-green-peppers-mangoes/871029001/

(Accessed 10-6-20)

 

Cultivating for a Cause: Victory Gardens Till New Ground

https://sos.oregon.gov/archives/exhibits/ww2/Pages/services-gardens.aspx

Including a copy of the original Green Thumb contest booklet! 

https://sos.oregon.gov/archives/exhibits/ww2/Documents/services-ag8.pdf

(Accessed 10-8-20)

 

Seeds of Sustenance: Pandemic Victory Gardens by Julie Zuckerman 

https://jwa.org/blog/seeds-sustenance-pandemic-victory-gardens

(Accessed 10-8-20)


Fenway Victory Gardens

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/fenway-victory-gardens/

https://fenwayvictorygardens.org/history/

(Accessed 10-12-20) 


Victory Garden Manual

https://libraries.mit.edu/150books/2011/03/30/1943/

(Accessed 10-12-20)


Images:

You Can Make This Kind of Ammunition” by Charles Alston, 1943

National Archives

https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2017/02/22/the-drawings-of-charles-alston/

(Accessed 10-12-20)

 

Victory Garden Diagram, March 1942

Issued by the Illinois State Council of Defense 

https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/teaching_packages/illinois_at_war/doc10.html 

(Accessed 10-12-20)

 

Books/Magazines:

Time. Feb. 8, 1943

McCall’s. May 1942

Life. May 3, 1943

Life. June 14, 1943

Farm Journal and Farmer’s Wife Magazine. January 1943

Farm Journal and Farmer’s Wife Magazine. August 1942

“Getting the Most Out of Your Garden.” Health - A Doctor’s Magazine for Everybody, April 1942


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