You Mess With The Bull, You Get Squash Pickles

Recipe for Squash Pickles:

4 qts. squash
6 sliced onions
2 green peppers
2 red peppers
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons salt

5 C. sugar
1 1/2 tsp tumeric
2 tbsp mustard
1 1/2 tsp celery salt
1 1/2 C. vinegar
1/2 C. water

Combine second list, pour over squash and bring to a boil

Found in "Horns of Ecstasy" by David Williams. Published by Beacon Envoy, 1961.

For what it's worth, this book looks fascinating. It's going on my to-read shelf.

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  1. I can't believe someone actually parted with that (the book, not the recipe). It's worth keeping just for the cover.

  2. I can't believe it either! The book looks interesting and so do the squash pickles. I'll make the recipe and trade you a jar for the book when you're finished.

  3. Hmm...

    I love pickles, but HATE squash.

    It's a shame, really. They are quite cheap and plentiful around here.

  4. And you're blocking the cover, dammit! :-)

  5. And you're blocking the cover, dammit! ;-)

  6. What a miraculous find. Thanks. But I have to echo bwebster -- can we see the whole salacious cover, please?

  7. Here's a pic of the cover:

  8. Andrew, is that you over on German Joys?