Barley Water is made by adding a tablespoonful of pearl barley to a quart of boiling water. Let it stand on the back of the stove so that it will keep warm for three hours, then strain and add sugar and lemon to the taste. Serve warm or cold, as desired.
Flaxseed Lemonade is made by adding a tablespoonful of flaxseed to a pint of water, and boiling for half an hour. Then strain. add sugar and lemon juice to the taste, and serve hot or cold.
Oatmeal Water is prepared by adding a tablespoonful of rolled oats to a pint of water, boil for half an hour, then strain and serve with, or without, lemon. If milk is added to make a gruel, it should be sweetened or salted to the taste.
Rice Water is prepared by adding two tablespoonfuls of rice to a quart of cold water and boiling till the rice is thoroughly softened. Then strain and serve salted and sweetened to the taste.
Toast Water is prepared by thoroughly browning white bread, cutting up the crusts, and then covering them with water. After standing for an hour, strain, and serve plain sweetened, or creamed to the taste.