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Log Cabin Farms Cider Donuts

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Elena 
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 2:01 PM
Subject: Log Cabin Armonk N.Y. cider donuts

I have done searchers for the recipe of these famous apple cider donuts. 
All I've found are references to them and the history of this restaurant 
that burned down in the 60s. They continued to make and sell the donuts 
from a nearby stand until selling the property. (80s or 90s)

The donuts were sold hot from the oil. You had a choice: plain or they added 
cinnamon sugar when you ordered them. The out side of the donuts were dark 
and crispy and had cruller like texture inside, not like cake donuts.  And 
one ingredient was the apple cider they also processed and sold. Thick and rich. 
Like you were drinking an apple you just picked from the tree.

I even tried to make them but had no luck.
So I turn to you for help.
former Bronx NY resident and big time consumer of Log Cabin donuts.

Hello Helena,

Sorry, I had no success. You might try these recipes:

Cider Mill Donuts


McKenzies Bakery Custard Pies

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Suzette" 
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 3:04 PM
Subject: Mckenzies custard is the best

Do you have or know where to get mckenzies custard pies ?? My whole family 
miss there Custard pie.   Thanks for your help in anyway... Suzette.

Hi Suzette,

I had no success find any recipes or any current source for McKenzies Bakery custard pies. However, there is a shop called "Tastee McKenzies" at 901 Harrison Avenue in Lakeview, LA who says that they have all of the McKenzies Bakery recipes. They are bringing the recipes back a few at a time and have not yet begun making the custard pies. They have a Facebook page at:
Tastee McKenzie's


From: Tamie 
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 7:24 PM
Subject: Recipe

Hi, I am not sure you are still doing this but any chance you ever found the recipe for McKenzie's Custard Pie, 
I have messaged their facebook page with no response so far. Just thought I'd ask. 

Hi Tamie,

Yes, I’m still doing this. I updated today. See the front page: Uncle Phaedrus

I had no success finding this recipe today. I’ve been looking for it for several years. See my McKenzie’s page here: McKenzie's Bakery

No one appears to have McKenzie’s custard pie recipe. There are requests all over the web. Have you checked at "Tastee’s Bakery" at 901 Harrison Avenue in Lakeview, LA? They have all of the McKenzies Bakery recipes. They are bringing the recipes back a few at a time.

There are other good custard pie recipes on the web. See:

All Recipes

Group Recipes


Last of the Garden

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jan 
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 9:45 PM
Subject: Please find this recipe for me.......

I am looking for "the last of the garden recipe." I made it many times several 
years ago. I can fake the vegetables and maybe even the spices and vinegar and 
sugar however, the processing was different from the recipes I find. My grandma 
made it and it seems like we didn't cook the veggies at all.  The recipe that 
I used"and lost"  had us to put it in a gallon jar and put it in the ref. 
I remember the comment on the bottom of  the recipe said  to pour the hot mixture
(vinegar spices sugar) over the veggies in the jar and put it in the fridge and 
don't take the lid off until Thanksgiving.   That never happened.  The longest 
we left the lid on was maybe 4 weeks.  It would be an very old recipe but can't 
find one like it anywhere.

Thank You!
would appreciate hearing from you with good news.

Hello Jan,

Details are very important when searching for a recipe. Details are what allow me to separate the needle from the haystack. One detail that's missing from your description is whether this recipe used whole vegetables or chopped as in a relish. Which vegetables were used in the original recipe would also be very helpful in locating it.

I found quite a lot of "last of the garden" and "end of the garden" recipes. 99% of them are "relishes", with the vegetables being chopped, and 99% of them are cooked or processed in a boiling water bath before sealing them into jars. The only whole vegetable recipe that I found was processed in a boiling water bath and sealed in jars. The only one I found that was what's often called a "refrigerator pickle" is the "end of garden relish" recipe below.

See here for some boiling water processed "last of the garden" relishes:
Last of the Garden Relish

Without more details, I cannot do better. I did not find one that fit your processing description.


End  Of  Garden  Relish

4 c. green tomatoes
3 green peppers
2 red peppers
2 carrots
1/2 head of cabbage
1 lg. onion

Chop or grind the above.

1 c. celery seed
1 c. mustard seed
2 c. sugar
1 pt. vinegar

Mix well.  Grind or chop first 6 ingredients, add salt and let stand 2 or 3 hours; 
drain; rinse well.  Add the dressing, mix well.  Keep in refrigerator. Will keep 
a long time.  You do not cook this relish.

Blum's Cinnamon Candy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Chris 
To: Phaedrus 
Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 4:29 PM
Subject: Blum's Candy

Thanks for looking!  I LOVE your site and appreciate your knowledge and efforts!!!!

I've got just one other request.  Have you ever tasted those BLUM's candies in the pink can? 
They were buttery cinnamon hard candy.  Any luck finding that one?


Hi Chris,

I had no success with the Blum's candies. Sorry.


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