Break up four ounces of slippery elm bark and put it into a pitcher with two tablespoonfuls of white sugar; then pour in three pints of boiling water, stir it up now and then, cover the pitcher and when the tea is thick enough it is ready for the patient to take. If it becomes too thick to be pleasant add a little more water and sugar.
Put one tablespoonful of tapioca to soak over night in half a pint of cold water; then put the tapioca and the water in which it was soaked into a small porcelain saucepan and boil it five minutes from the time it commenced boiling. It must be stirred constantly; then stir in two teaspoonfuls of white granulated sugar and half a teaspoonful of extract of lemon and pour it into little molds that have been dipped in cold water. Serve it with sweetened cream flavored with lemon or wine
Mix one tablespoonful of rice flour with three tablespoonfuls of cold water, then stir it into half a pint of boiling water with two teaspoonfuls of white granulated sugar in it and boil it ten minutes, stirring it constantly; then stir in half a teaspoonful of the extract of lemon and mold it. Serve it with cream and sugar and if the patient has fever flavor the cream with lemon, but if the patient has diarrhea flavor with brandy.
Put half a pint of cold water and two teaspoon-fuls of white granulated sugar into a porcelain saucepan, then mix one tablespoonful of arrow root with two tablespoonfuls of cold water and stir it into the half pint of cold water; stir it constantly and boil it three minutes from the time it begins to boil, then stir in half a teaspoonful of the extract of lemon and put it into little molds. The molds must be dipped in cold water before they are filled. I have used small glass salt cellars for molds and they looked very nice. Serve it with cream and sugar, and wine if permitted.
Soak one ounce of moss over night in one pint of cold water; then put it into a saucepan, the moss and the water it was cooked in, and boil it thirty minutes from the time it commenced boiling, then strain it through a linen cloth, wash out the saucepan and put the strained jelly into it with two teaspoonfuls of white granulated sugar and boil it twenty minutes longer. It must be stirred constantly to keep it from sticking. Put it into little molds that have been dipped in cold water, and serve it with cream, wine and sugar.
The Lawton blackberry is the finest and should be gathered in dry weather. Pick them carefully, put them into a porcelain kettle, mash them with a wooden beetle and boil them five minutes, then strain through a linen cloth and measure. To one pint of juice allow three quarters of a pound of white granulated sugar and boil ten minutes; skim it well and when cold put it into small glass bottles, cork tight and seal. It is often used in children's bowel complaints.