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By Norma Jean Darden

Spanning over a century of African-American life  and tradition, this vintage oral background celebrates  one amazing family's background as informed through  photos, recollections, and recipes--now again in  print after six years.

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Dedicated to “Bud” and Mamie Jean Acknowledgments Maxine McKendry who was there at the conception Bernadine Morris who shone the light Jean Naggar and Marie Dutton Brown who had confidence Hattie, Jed, Scott, Diana, and Joshua who pushed Ed Lloyd, Carole’s husband for his encouragement Peggy, Cordell, Jeanie, Louella, Barbara, and Lola who typed The host of cousins who gave generously of their time, recipes, and reminiscences and The many friends who so cheerfully tested and partook Contents Acknowledgments A Note upon the 25th Anniversary Edition of Spoonbread and Strawberry Wine Preface to the Second Edition Introduction Papa Darden’s Grace Papa Darden WINES Strawberry Wine Dandelion Wine Dried Peach (or Apricot) Wine Blackberry Wine Rice and Raisin Wine Watermelon Wine Grape Wine Old-fashioned Persimmon Beer Plum Lightning Wine Dianaha Scarborough Darden CANNING AND PRESERVING Easy Canned Fruit—Cold Pack Easy Canned Fruit—Hot Pack Very Spicy Pickled Peaches Bread and Butter Pickles Sour Pickles Watermelon Rind Pickles Pickled Peppers Beet Relish—A Quick Condiment Home-Canned Tomatoes Green or Red Tomato Chowchow Brandied Peaches Peach Preserves Cherry, Orange, and Peach Preserves Fig Preserves Plum Butter Peach-Raisin Conserve Three-Fruit Marmalade Strawberry Jam Mrs.

Papa Darden was seldom known to travel, yet he attended the graduations, from elementary to graduate school, of every one of his children. Without a doubt, he must have been the proudest “papa” in the group, for in his lifetime, against many odds, he saw three sons become physicians, two become lawyers, and two become morticians, while two of his daughters became teachers and one a nurse. ’s first office in Newark, New Jersey It was a fitting tribute that when Wilson built a high school for black students, it was named Charles H.

Dandelion Wine 9 cups dandelion petals (discard stems and pods) 1 lemon, unpeeled, seeded and sliced thin 1 orange, unpeeled, seeded and sliced thin 1 gallon boiling water 3 pounds sugar 1 pound light raisins 1 package wine yeast (see Note below), or one ¼-ounce package active dry yeast Pick the dandelions on a hot, dry day, when petals are fully open and fairly bug free. Wash them well to remove any hidden insects. Pluck petals, measure, and place them in a crock, adding the lemon and orange slices.

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