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Blackberry Acid Recipe

Here is a handwritten and dated recipe for something called “Blackberry Acid”. I’m a fan of blackberry jelly and blackberry wine but am at a loss as to the utility of blackberry acid.

I can’t tell if it requires one pound or “12” pounds of fruit in the first line. Quite a large distinction. Picking even one pound of blackberries is drudgery much less 12 lbs.

It’s 12 lbs. Friends that is a lot of blackberries.

Blackberry Acid recipe

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Palmetto Pathos is an examination of a Southern family in Spartanburg County, SC from their arrival in the 1750's to the present. We post images of photos, letters, and minutiae that accumulated as a family has stayed in one place over the past two hundred and fifty years.


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