Elevate your culinary creations with Mrs. Thompson’s sweet pickle mix that promises to add a burst of flavour to your favourite dishes.

Recipe by Mrs. Matthew Thompson, taken from Bermuda’s Best Recipes 13th edition printed in 1986

4 green pawpaws
6 green tomatoes
1 cup green loquats
4 green peppers
2 bird peppers
cinnamon and cloves to taste
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp salt
2 cup cider vinegar
1 cup water

Cut tomatoes, put in salt and water overnight, then drain. Cook pawpaw and 10 loquats until tender, add to other ingredients and chop up. Boil for 2 hours.

Bermuda’s Best Recipes was first published with 1,000 copies in 1934. A compilation of contributed recipes from Bermudian women, the legendary cookbook continued to be published regularly for many years and in 1986, the 13th edition printed a whopping 15,000 copies. The proceeds went to Warwick Parish to fund many charitable initiatives.