- Select good ears of sweet corn, husk, take off silk carefully, but do not wash; shave with a sharp knife, not too close to the cob, into a large tin pan or wooden bowl, scrape cob to get all the milk of corn; when about three quarts are cut off, line a large dripping-pan with flour-sack paper, being careful to have sides and edges covered, pour in corn, spread, and put at once in moderate oven; stir frequently, and leave in oven fifteen or twenty minutes. Set a table out in the sun, cover with a cloth, pour the corn upon it, and spread out evenly and thinly. Before sunset bring the corn in and spread on a table in the house; in the morning, heat again in oven, and spread in sun as before. If directions are closely followed, the corn will be thoroughly dried on the evening of the second day, and when shaken will rattle; store in paper bag as soon as cooled. Prepare in small quantities, because it must not stand long after being shaven, but should at once go into oven to heat. "When all is dried, put in oven for final heating; place to cool, pour into the bag, tie closely, and hang in a cool, dry, dark place.
Dish Cloths, Wipers, Table Linens, etc - Roller towels for the hands should be marked with the number of each, and also with the whole number; as 1-6, 2-6, etc., where the whole number is six. This shows at once the whole number to be accounted for, and also makes it easy to use them in rotation, so that they may be worn equally. Of dish cloths, of which there should be six - two for the best dishes, two for greasy, and two for pots and kettles, the first two may be marked, "B-l-2" and " B-2-2;" the second two, " G-l-2 " and " G-2-2; " the third, " P-l-2 " and P-2-2." Wiping towels, of which there should be six, two to be used each week, washing every day, may be marked in a similar way, which is equally good for napkins, table cloths, cloths for silver, etc. Never buy new cloth for dish cloths or wipers; buy Stevens' crash (or any other linen crash) for towrels; when worn soft, take for dish-cloths and wipers; keep whole for dish wipers, and cut one of a yard in length into three, hem and place in kitchen for dish-cloths; you thus have one for pots and kettles, one for dishes, and one to wipe a knife, fork or spoon that you may be using while cooking, for the wipers should never be used for this purpose.