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TitleThe Progress Meatless Cook Book
AuthorCarlotta Lake
PublisherThe New Literature Publishing Co.
Year1911
Copyright1911, Lotta M. Lake
AmazonThe Progress Meatless Cook Book
The Progress Meatless Cook Book
-Preface
THIS BOOK is gotten up to meet the wants of young housekeepers who wish to use plain practical methods of keeping house in such manner that they do not spend all or even one-half their days in the kit...
-Suggestions For Starting The Day
You will find, by sometimes pleasant experience (sometimes the reverse) that rising before 6.30 o'clock summer mornings, and before 7 in winter, is conducive to a smooth day. Of course, this is under ...
-Suggestions For Starting The Day. Continued
The Kitchen Floor The best linoleum is the most satisfactory and lasting cover for kitchen, pantry and back hall floors. It cleans beautifully with a scrub brush and naphtha soap, rinsing and wiping ...
-Cooking Utensils
A word to the wise: have plenty and proper dishes for cooking, and if you cannot purchase both dishes and bric-a-brac, by all means leave out the bric-a-brac. Have a good food chopper for grinding nut...
-Weights And Measures
For convenience in using, measurements in this book are given in both cups and pints. Have a measuring cup and no difficulty will be experienced. 2 cupfuls butter= 1 pound= 1 pint 4 cupfuls flour= ...
-Yeast
A yeast cake may be kept fresh for a week by burying it in the flour. A liberal pinch of soda dissolved in a little warm water and added to slightly soured yeast will sweeten it. Everlasting Yeast...
-Helps About Breads
When the temperature is too low for bread to rise well, set the bread pan on folded newspaper or something to prevent it getting chilled; an asbestos mat is good; cover the pan with towels and newspap...
-Breads Of Various Names
Entire Wheat Bread 1 pint milk 1 pint water 3 tablespoonfuls sugar 2 teaspoonfuls salt 1 cake yeast foam entire wheat flour At night scald the milk, add water, sugar and salt and the yeast dissol...
-Rolls
One recipe is given under White Bread. If these rolls are molded and the pan placed in a dish of warm water, or in a gas oven with the flame turned very low, they will be ready for baking in from ten ...
-Biscuits
Baking Biscuits Have the oven hot at first, letting it cool gradually. Baking Powder Biscuits 4 cupfuls flour 2 cupfuls milk 1/2 cupful butter 1 teaspoonful salt 3 teaspoonfuls baking powder pi...
-Pastry Recipes
Graham Gems 1 1/2 cupfuls graham flour 1 1/4 cupfuls cold water 1 teaspoonful salt Stir the flour gradually into the salted water. Stir very briskly for about five minutes and pour into hot gem pan...
-Griddle Cakes
Baking Powder Griddle Cakes 2 cupfuls sweet milk butter, size of egg 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoonful salt flour 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1 teaspoonful sugar Add the beaten egg to the milk, stir in the ...
-Cereals
Good directions for cooking cereals will be found on each package. Many cooked cereals sliced cold, dipped in flour and fried, are fine served with syrup and butter. Corn Meal Mush Wet two cupful...
-Plain And Fancy Toasts
Bird's Nest Toast Have buttered dry toast ready. Break each egg and leave the yolk in the shell. Add a pinch of salt to the white and beat stiffly. Arrange the beaten white on the toast, place yolk i...
-Eggs
Beating Eggs A teaspoonful of cold water added to the white of an egg, makes it whip more quickly, as well as increase in quantity. A pinch of salt will make white of an egg whip more quickly. Add ...
-Omelets
Egg Omelet No. 1 4 eggs 1/4 cupful water 1 tablespoonful flour pinch of salt Smooth flour and water together, stir in the beaten yolks and salt, then stir in very lightly the stiffly beaten whites...
-Cheese Dishes
Baked Cheese No. 1 1 cupful grated cheese 1 cupful bread crumbs 1 1/2 cupfuls milk 1 egg 1/2 teaspoonful salt 1/4 teaspoonful pepper Mix all together, bake about thirty minutes, and serve immedia...
-Macaroni And Cheese
Macaroni And Cheese No. 1 1/2 cupful macaroni 2 cupfuls grated cheese 1 chopped onion 2 tablespoonfuls olive oil 2 cupfuls strained tomatoes 1/2 teaspoonful salt 1/2 cupful milk Break the macaron...
-Welsh Rarebit
Welsh Rarebit No. 1 4 cupfuls grated cheese 1 teaspoonful dry mustard 3/4 cupful ale 1 teaspoonful Worcestershire yolk of 1 egg sauce dash of pepper pinch of salt 1 teaspoonful butter Melt butter ...
-Cheese Pudding
Cheese Pudding No. 1 1 cupful grated cheese 1 cupful boiling milk 2 eggs 1 tablespoonful bread crumbs 1 dessertspoonful butter 1 teaspoonful flour 1 teaspoonful salt dash of pepper Mix in a bowl...
-Sandwiches
About Sandwiches Bake bread in baking-powder cans. Butter cans and fill one-third full when dough is to be baked with the covers on (which makes a tender crust), and one-half full when it is to be ba...
-Soups
If soup is too salty, add a few slices of raw potato and cook a few minutes longer for the potato to absorb the salt. If soup appears lacking in strength, stir in a little grated cheese. Nut Stock...
-Soups. Continued
Quick Soup 1 quart can tomatoes 1/4 cupful flour 1 slice of onion 2 tablespoonfuls butter 2 cupfuls water 1 teaspoonful salt a blade of mace Put tomatoes, water, salt, onion and mace to boiling po...
-Asparagus
Baked Asparagus 1 cupful asparagus 1 teaspoonful chopped parsley 1 cupful milk 2 tablespoonfuls butter 3 eggs 2 tablespoonfuls flour 1/2 teaspoonful salt Cook the asparagus and parsley together i...
-Beans
Baked Beans 1 1/2 cupfuls beans pinch of soda 1/4 cupful butter 1 tablespoonful molasses 1/2 cupful chopped nuts 1 teaspoonful salt dash of cayenne pepper Soak the beans in cold water over night. ...
-Beets
Baked Beets Scrub thoroughly after green tops are removed, and place in oven to bake till tender. Boiled Beets Scrub and wash the beets after green tops are removed, place in cold water, let boil...
-Cabbage
Baked Cabbage 1 medium sized cabbage 1 small chopped onion 1/2 cupful chopped English wal- 1/2 cupful boiled rice nuts a little sage salt and pepper Hollow out the cabbage, and fill with the dressi...
-Carrots
Always soak carrots in cold water three or four hours before using. And always cut them in slices when they are to be served in creams, because the outer part is richer in flavor than the center. B...
-Corn
Do not use salted water in which to boil corn, as the salt toughens it. Boiled Corn Husk the corn, cut off any brown ends or spots, put in cold water, and boil for ten or fifteen minutes. Re-wrap ...
-Green Things
Save leaves of celery, parsley and other herbs, and dry in the warming oven. When thoroughly dry, pack away in glass jars to have ready for flavoring soups and vegetables. A pinch of soda in the wate...
-Vegetables
Green Peas Shell, cover with boiling water in a stew pan. Cook slowly till tender, drain, add butter size of egg, one-half teaspoonful salt and dash of pepper. Pour into a hot dish and serve in small...
-Macaroni
Macaroni And Corn 3/4 cupful macaroni 1/2 teaspoonful salt 1 1/4 cupful corn 1 cupful milk 2 tablespoonfuls corn starch Break macaroni into inch pieces, boil thirty minutes, drain and put one-half...
-Nut Recipes
How To Freshen Stale Nuts Remove shells and soak over night in equal parts of water and milk, then dry in the oven, being careful not to burn. How To Blanch Nuts Remove shells and pour boiling wa...
-Nut Roast
Nut Roast No. 1 1 cupful bread crumbs dash of pepper 1 cupful chopped nuts 2 hard boiled eggs 1 cupful boiled rice 2 raw eggs 3/4 cupful milk 1 teaspoonful sage 1 teaspoonful salt Soak crumbs in...
-Onions
Baked Onions 1 cupful hot milk 2-3 cupful cold milk 1 cupful cold boiled onions 1 cupful bread crumbs 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoonful salt 1 tablespoonful butter dash of pepper Soak bread crumbs in cold...
-Potatoes
Baked Potatoes Wash them, wipe dry, and rub over with a little oil or butter. They will bake beautifully. Potatoes may be first peeled, then baked in a hot even. To bake them quickly, boil in salte...
-Protose
Baked Protose Slices of protose may be placed in a buttered baking tin, sprinkled with chopped onions, pepper and salt, and baked for about twenty minutes. Fried Protose Cut protose in slices thr...
-Parsnips
Baked Parsnips Clean with a vegetable brush and proceed same as in baking potatoes. Boiled Parsnips Boil same as potatoes, pour melted butter, and season with salt and pepper. Fried Parsnips ...
-Rice
Boiled Rice Wash two cupfuls rice, put in a double boiler and cover with four cupfuls of boiling water. Do not stir, but let cook till each kernel stands separately. Then stir in one-half teaspoonful...
-Squash
Baked Squash Clean the outside of a winter squash, cut in two, remove seeds, sprinkle salt inside and fasten the halves together with long metal skewers. Then place in a pan in the oven and bake. Ser...
-Tomatoes
Plunge tomatoes into boiling water and pour through a drainer instantly, peeling immediately. Fried Tomatoes Peel and cut in thick slices, dip in corn meal or bread crumbs, season and fry in a ket...
-Turnips
Wash young turnip greens, and boil in plenty of water for about one hour. Season with pepper and salt. Butter should be added, unless they are to be eaten with vinegar. Add a little sugar to the wate...
-Vegetable Chili Con-Carne
1 cupful kidney beans 1/2 cupful water 2 dried red chili peppers 2 tablespoonfuls flour 1 cupful stewed tomatoes 1 small chopped onion 1/2 cupful peanut oil 1/2 teaspoonful salt 1/2 cupful pecan mea...
-Mushroom Forcemeat
2-3 cupful chopped mush- a little salt rooms a bit of mace 1/4 cupful butter 1 tablespoonful olive oil 1 cupful bread crumbs a dash of cayenne pepper 2 eggs a dash of nutmeg mushroom gravy Peel an...
-Gravies
To brown flour for gravy, put it in a pan when baking and brown it in the oven. It may be kept in a jar ready for use. Milk Gravy Use two tablespoonfuls of flour and one teaspoonful of butter for ...
-Sauces, Relishes, Etc
Cucumber Relish Peel and slice enough cucumbers to fill a quart fruit jar. Add a sliced onion, season with salt and mix carefully, fill the jars and pour over boiling hot vinegar and seal at once. Ke...
-Salad Combinations
Lima beans, olives and peppers, all cut finely, with French Dressing. Chopped celery and mint. Bananas and chopped peanuts with Mayonnaise. The mixture may be placed in the banana peeling and pretti...
-Salad Combinations. Continued
White Mayonnaise Dressing In recipe for Mayonnaise Dressing, substitute cream for oil, lemon juice for vinegar, and whites for yolks. Cheese Salad No. 1 Press grated cheese into small balls, and ...
-Fruit Salads
Apple Salad No. 1 Peel and slice apples, pour over them at once a little lemon juice, to prevent discoloration. Add plenty of whole nut meats and serve with Mayonnaise Dressing. Apple Salad No. 2 ...
-Fritters
Corn Fritters 1 1/3 cupfuls flour 2-3 cupful milk 1 cupful corn 3 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1/4 teaspoonful salt 1 egg To the well beaten egg, add milk, part of the flour and salt, mix the baking ...
-Pies
When a pie is ready to bake, pour cold water over it, drain quickly and place immediately in hot oven. If a lower crust is wet with the beaten white of an egg before filling with soft mixtures, it wi...
-Pies. Continued
Apple Pie Have ready, apples peeled and cut in thin slices, or apples that have been cooked like Apple Sauce. Line a pie plate with crust. A little chopped fresh lemon peel sprinkled over the fruit ...
-Lemon Pie
Lemon Pie No. 1 1 cupful water 1 cupful sugar yolks 2 eggs 3 tablespoonfuls flour a pinch of salt juice and grated rind of 1 lemon Make crust as per directions given, and bake. Beat yolks, smooth ...
-Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin may be grated raw and used as when cooked, making less work to prepare. Grating, now-a-days, usually means running through the food chopper. A pumpkin may be baked by cutting it in two, remo...
-Puddings
Apple Dumplings Cut into about eight pieces each, ten or twelve pared and cored, rather tart, medium sized apples. Put into a kettle with water enough to about half cover them. Add one cupful sugar. ...
-Puddings. Continued
Fig Pudding 1 1/2 cupfuls bread crumbs 1 cupful chopped figs 1/2 cupful chopped nuts 1/2 cupful sugar 1/2 cupful peanut or olive oil 1/2 cupful milk 1 egg 1/4 teaspoonful salt 1/2 teaspoonful...
-Custard
Plain Custard 2 cupfuls milk pinch of salt 1 egg 1 tablespoonful corn starch 1/4 teaspoonful butter 2 tablespoonfuls sugar 1 teaspoonful flavoring Smooth the corn starch on part of the milk, addi...
-Various Sauces
Brandy Sauce No. 1 1/4 cupful butter 1/2 cupful milk 1 cupful sugar 2 tablespoonfuls brandy 2 eggs Cream butter and sugar, beat constantly and add gradually the brandy, beaten yolks, and milk. Coo...
-About Milk
How To Test Milk Put a bright steel knitting needle in the milk and if on withdrawing it, the milk runs off slowly, it is pure; if it runs quickly, the milk has been diluted with water. Milk absorbs...
-Cream And Whipped Cream
Emergency Cream 1/2 cupful cold milk 1 cupful hot milk whites of 2 eggs 1 tablespoonful butter 1 tablespoonful sugar 1 teaspoonful corn starch To the stiffly beaten whites add sugar and corn star...
-Desserts
Apple Snow 2 cupfuls stewed apples 1 cupful sugar whites of 3 eggs 1/4 cupful chopped candied lemon peel 1/4 cupful chopped raisins Mix the stiffly beaten whites with the other ingredients, and ser...
-Fruits
Baked Apples No. 1 2 quarts sliced apples 1/4 teaspoonful soda 1/2 cupful sugar 1/8 teaspoonful cloves 1/8 teaspoonful cinnamon Peel and slice apples that are rather tart, and put the two quarts i...
-Doughnuts
1 cupful sugar 1 cupful sour milk 1/3 cupful butter 4 cupfuls flour 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoonful soda 1 teaspoonful salt 1/2 grated nutmeg Cream sugar and softened butter, add beaten eggs, half the flour...
-As To Baking Cakes
Slamming the oven door will often cause a cake to become heavy. A little flour sprinkled over buttered paper in cake tins prevents cakes sticking. When creaming butter and sugar for cake, if the but...
-Cakes Of Many Kinds
Angel Cake 1 cupful sugar 1 teaspoonful cream of tartar 3/4 cupful flour 1 teaspoonful almond flavorwhites of 8 eggs ing pinch of salt Beat the eggs, add cream of tartar, then the sugar, beating co...
-Cakes Of Many Kinds. Continued
Dainty Cake 1 cupful sugar 1/4 cupful cocoa 1/2 cupful flour whites 5 eggs 1/2 teaspoonful cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoonful flavoring To the stiffly beaten eggs, add cream of tartar, sugar and coco...
-Drop Cakes
Drop Cakes No. 1 2 cupfuls sugar 1 cupful molasses 1 cupful milk 2 cupfuls chopped fruit 6 cupfuls flour 1 cupful butter 2 eggs 1 teaspoonful soda 1 teaspoonful salt 1 teaspoonful each, cinnamon...
-Plain Cake
Plain Cake No. 1 3/4 cupful sugar 1 egg 1/2 cupful milk butter size of egg 1 cupful flour 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1 teaspoonful flavoring Cream butter and sugar, add beaten egg, milk, flour ...
-Sponge Cake
Sponge Cake No. 1 6 eggs 2 cupfuls sugar 1 cupful boiling water 2 cupfuls flour juice of 1 lemon 1 1/2 teaspoonfuls baking powder To the well beaten eggs, beat in the sugar, add lemon juice, boil...
-White Cake
White Cake No. 1 2 cupfuls sugar 1 1/2 cupfuls flour 1/2 cupful butter whites of 4 eggs 1/2 cupful milk 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1 teaspoonful rose flavoring Cream butter and sugar, add milk,...
-Fruit Cake
Fruit Cake No. 1 2 cupfuls brown sugar 1 cupful sour cream or milk 1 cupful chopped nuts 1 cupful chopped raisins flour 3 eggs 1 teaspoonful soda 1 teaspoonful cinnamon 1 teaspoonful cloves 1/2...
-Cake Fillings
1 cupful of chopped nuts, fruit or caraway seed may be added to any plain cake batter, changing it to a choice cake. A good filling is made by adding chopped nuts or fruit to ordinary icing. A littl...
-About Icings
Colored Icings Use cranberry juice or pieces of beets for pink. Grape juice makes violet. Spinach makes green. Yolks of eggs produce yellow. Dip a knife frequently in cold water when spreading. When...
-Cookies
If your cookies are inclined to burn, bake them on the pans turned bottom side up. Place cookies in pans with a pancake turner. Cookies take but a few minutes to bake. Place cookies while warm in a...
-Chilled Dishes
Currant Cream 1 cupful water whites of 2 eggs 1/2 cupful sugar 1 1/2 tablespoonfuls gelatine 2 cupfuls currants juice of 1 orange juice of 1 lemon Boil water and sugar, add gelatine dissolved in j...
-Sauces For Ice Creams
Creme De Menthe Sauce 1 cupful cream mint flavoring 1/3 cupful sugar nuts green. coloring To the stiffly whipped cream add sugar, flavoring and coloring (which may be purchased at drug or candy sto...
-Punches
Currant Punch 1 cupful cracked ice 1 cupful currant juice 1/2 cupful sugar 1 tablespoonful lemon juice 10 sprays fresh mint Shake ice and sugar till sugar is dissolved, then add mint, pouring over...
-Cold Beverages
For Cold Water Keep a large bottle of cold water with half a lemon over the top, in the refrigerator. By refilling when necessary, cold drinking water is always ready. In case of emergency, water ma...
-Claret Cup
Claret Cup No. 1 1 quart claret rind of cucumber 1 cupful sugar 1 liqueur glass brandy 1 liqueur glass curacoa Mix all together, let stand thirty minutes, remove cucumber rind and add ice. Clar...
-Hot Beverages
Chocolate Take a piece of Baker's chocolate one inch square and melt on a small dish on the stove, set in another dish of hot water over a teakettle of boiling water, or in the oven. Heat two cupfuls...
-Coffee
Have a large bottomed granite coffee pot (because it heats quickly and does not boil over). Take one heaping tablespoonful of ground coffee for each person and one extra tablespoonful for the pot. C...
-Candies And Sweets
Fondant This is the foundation for most candies, and should be kept a day or two before using. With it almost an endless variety of candies may be made, viz: - 2 cupfuls sugar 1 cupful water 1/4 te...
-Candies And Sweets. Continued
After Dinner Mints white of 1 egg same quantity of water confectioner's sugar 1/2 teaspoonful peppermint flavoring Mix the beaten white and water, adding sugar till the mixture may be kneaded like ...
-Jellies, Preserves And Canned Fruits
Never cook fruit in dishes of tin or iron. To prevent mould gathering on preserves, keep a pan of lime on the shelves of the fruit closet, and have the closet dark and cool. When newly-made jelly is...
-Jellies, Preserves And Canned Fruits. Part 2
Apple And Fig Jam Wash and wipe the desired quantity of apples, cut in two, but do not peel or core, remove stem, cover with cold water and cook till soft. Pour in a jelly bag to strain. Cut each fig...
-Jellies, Preserves And Canned Fruits. Part 3
Carrot Preserves Wash and scrape three pounds of carrots, steam until tender, add two quarts of sugar, grated rind and juice of six lemons, and one-half cupful chopped almonds. Cook thirty-five minut...
-Canning In The Jars
Canning Apples Add four quarts of cold water to one quart of sugar and boil to a syrup and cool. Wash, wipe and cut in quarters rather tart apples and pack in fruit jars. As fast as a jar is filled, ...
-Canning Vegetables
Canning Green Beans String and break into one inch pieces, then proceed as in canning Peaches, substituting boiling water for syrup. Canning Corn 9 cupfuls corn 1/2 cupful sugar 1/2 cupful salt ...
-Chutney
Apple Chutney 6 tart apples 4 tomatoes 1 onion 1 cupful vinegar 2/4 cupful brown sugar 1 teaspoonful ginger pinch of cayenne pepper a clove of garlic Peel and chop apples and tomatoes, add onion an...
-Catsup
To keep catsup from moulding, place a few whole cloves on top just before sealing. Always keep pickles and vinegar in glass jars. Prune Catsup 4 quarts prune pulp 1 teaspoonful cinnamon 3 cupful...
-Pickles
Quick Cucumber Pickles 1 quart vinegar 1/2 cupful salt 1 cupful olive oil 1 oz. white mustard seed cucumbers Wash cucumbers, put in glass jars and pour the well mixed ingredients over them. Cover, ...
-Wines, Flavorings And Vinegars
Grape Wine Wash and pick grapes from stems, press out the juice, measure, and put in a stone jar with three pounds of sugar to each gallon. Skim it for twelve consecutive days. Then strain, and add o...
-Personal Comforts And Things Good To Know
Good Complexion Creams Plenty of buttermilk drank each day. At least a tablespoonful of olive oil each day. Tomatoes eaten daily. Onions eaten three times a week. Plenty of good drinking water. ...
-Bathroom And Toilet
How To Clean Combs Put a few drops of ammonia in a basin of water and let the combs remain in it a few minutes, rinse and wipe. Combs may also be cleaned in gasoline. How To Clean A Bathtub Use ...
-The Teeth
Put a few drops of lemon juice in the water with which the teeth are brushed. Occasionally brush the teeth with salt. How To Cleanse A Toothbrush Wash toothbrushes occasionally in a strong soluti...
-The Hair
A Dry Shampoo Sift yellow corn meal till fine, and rub into the hair, brush thoroughly, and repeat. An Egg Shampoo Beat two eggs, add the juice of a lemon, rub thoroughly through the hair, and ri...
-Gloves, Parasols, Etc
How To Mend Gloves Sew over and over on the wrong side with cotton thread, or place court plaster of the same color on the underpart, smoothing till dry. How To Preserve New Gloves Wrap in paraff...
-Shoes And Rubbers
How To Blacken Shoes Use a discarded tooth brush to apply paste blacking. A few drops of paraffin added to shoe blacking will impart a good polish to damp shoes, and help preserve the leather. How...
-How To Clean Hats
How To Clean Felt Hats Rub corn meal carefully into the felt, and remove with a soft brush. Or scrub with corn meal and gasoline. The inner part of a stale loaf of white bread rubbed into the felt ...
-How To Clean Feathers
Put one cupful of corn meal, one-half cupful of white flour and three tablespoonfuls of powdered borax into a paper bag and shake the feathers in this till clean, then remove and shake. This also clea...
-How To Clean Ribbons
Wash ribbons washed in warm soapy water, squeezed as dry as possible, smoothed, placed on an ironing board and held down with a warm flat iron in one hand while the other hand pulls the ribbon quick...
-Laces
How To Wash Laces Fine laces, handkerchiefs, doilies or trimmings, may be made like new by soaking them in lukewarm Ivory soap suds for a couple of hours, changing the water and repeating till clean....
-Laces. Continued
How To Wash Veils Dip the veil into a warm suds of Ivory soap, squeeze it carefully till clean, rinse in several warm waters, and pin on a sheet on a bed or table till partly dry, then press under a ...
-How To Clean Silk
How To Clean Black Silk Brush black taffeta with a piece of velveteen, pin it smoothly to the ironing board and sponge with one tablespoonful of ammonia in two quarts of strong black coffee. Sponge b...
-How To Clean Satin
How To Clean White Satin To dry-clean white satin, use dried bread crumbs finely sifted, mixed with an equal quantity of pulverized blue. Spread over the satin, let remain an hour or two, and brush o...
-How To Remove Stains
How To Remove Blood Stains From Cotton To remove blood stains from cotton, wet the spots with cold water, sprinkle with salt and rub lightly. Or soak the material in salt and water, afterwards washi...
-Furs
Storing Furs Beat the furs well but carefully, out-of-doors and hang, if convenient, on a line in the sun for an hour or more. Then lay in a box lined with newspapers, putting paper between parts of ...
-Disinfectants, Scents, Etc
Essence of cinnamon evaporating in a shallow dish is an agreeable disinfectant. A little charcoal mixed with water thrown in a sink will deodorize it. A small piece of charcoal should be placed insi...
-Pests Of Various Kinds
Ants 1/4 cupful water 1 teaspoonful sugar 1 teaspoonful tartar emetic Mix and place where ants congregate. Wash a large sponge, press dry, then sprinkle with fine sugar and place where ants are th...
-Flowers, Plants And Green Things
Add a little salt, saltpeter or soda to the water containing cut flowers, or place them in cold soap suds, to aid in their preservation. Another way is to fill a vase nearly full of fresh bits of cha...
-Bottles, Glass Utensils, Mirrors, Etc
How To Clean Bottles Wash first in cold water, then in hot water with baking soda. Cut up raw potato parings very finely, fill the bottle with them, cover with warm water and let stand twenty four h...
-Paper And Books
How To Make Waterproof Paper Mix sulphuric acid of an exact strength with one half its weight of water. A sheet of common paper placed in this solution becomes hard and fibrous, yet its weight is not...
-Coal, Stoves, Furnaces, Etc
How To Prevent Soot In Chimneys Burn raw potato parings in the stove, or pieces of zinc to prevent having soot accumulate. How To See Obstructions In A Chimney Remove the soot-pan, place a hand m...
-Gas Stoves
Wash them each time they are used, and wash with kerosene once each week. Keep two pieces of sheet iron on top of a gas stove, large enough to cover it. Enough heat will be diffused from one or two b...
-About Plumbing
Slip a piece of garden hose about an inch long over the end of the faucets in the kitchen sink to prevent breaking dishes on the faucets. How To Prevent Pipes Freezing After water is shut off, alw...
-Cleaning Metals, Etc
How To Clean Aluminum Kettles Boil rhubarb peelings in them for thirty minutes. How To Clean Brass Dip half a lemon in fine salt and rub over the stains, wipe with a soft cloth, and polish with a...
-Cleaning Bric-A-Brac, Etc
How To Clean Alabaster Ornaments Apply a paste made of quick lime and water, leave on a few days, and wash off with warm water and soap. How To Clean Ivory Brush with a soft tooth brush in lukewa...
-Cleaning Compounds
How To Remove Grease From All Fabrics 1 pint deodorized benzine 1 oz. alcohol 1 oz. spirits of ammonia Shake well, apply with a sponge and rub. When dry, press with a slightly warm iron. How To ...







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