Cookery for Invalids

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White, Stokes & Allen, 1887 - Cookery for the sick - 32 pages
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Page 26 - The juice should be used alone rejecting the skins. The small seeded fruits, such as blackberries, figs, raspberries, currants, and strawberries, may be classed among the best foods and medicines. The sugar in them is nutritious, the acid is cooling and purifying, and the seeds are laxative. We would be much the gainers if we would look more to our orchards and gardens for our medicines, and less to our drug stores.
Page 26 - ... of sickness. Green or halfripe apples stewed and sweetened are pleasant to the taste, cooling, nourishing and laxative, far superior, in many cases, to the abominable doses of salts and oil usually given in fever and other diseases. Raw apples and dried apples stewed are better for constipation than liver pills. Oranges are very acceptable to most stomachs, having all the advantages of the acid alluded to; but the orange juice alone should be taken, rejecting the pulp. The same may be said of...
Page 25 - ... part of the regular meals. It is a mistaken idea that no fruit should be eaten at breakfast. It would be far better if our people would eat less bacon and grease at breakfast, and more fruit. In the morning there is an acrid state of the secretions, and nothing is so well calculated to correct this as cooling sub-acid fruits, such as peaches, apples, etc.
Page 27 - The sugar in them is nutritious, the acid is cooling and purifying, and the seeds are laxative. We would be much the gainers if we would look more to our orchards and gardens for our medicines, and less to our drug stores. To cure fever or act on the kidneys, no febrifuge or diuretic is superior to watermelon, which may with very few exceptions be taken in sickness and health in almost unlimited quantities, not only without injury, but with positive benefit.
Page 19 - Oyster Toast. — Select fifteen plump oysters ; chop them fine, and add salt, pepper, and a suspicion of nutmeg. Beat up the yolks of two eggs with a gill of cream ; whisk this into the simmering oysters. When set, pour the whole over slices of buttered toast.
Page 27 - ... strawberries, grapes, etc., may be classed among the best foods and medicines. The sugar in them is nutritious, the acid is cooling and purifying, and the seeds are laxative. We would be much the gainer if we would look more to our gardens and orchards for our medicines, and less to our drug stores. To cure a fever or act on the kidneys, no febrifuge or diuretic is superior to watermelons...
Page 26 - The apple is one of the best of fruits. Baked or stewed apples will generally agree with the most delicate stomach, and are an excellent medicine in many cases of sickness. Green or half-ripe apples stewed and sweetened are pleasant to the taste, cooling, nourishing and laxative, far superior, in many cases, to the abominable doses of salts and oil usually given in fever and other diseases. Raw apples and dried apples stewed...
Page 25 - Fruits as Food and Medicine. Of all the fruits with which we are blessed, the peach is the most delicious and digestible. There is nothing more palatable, wholesome and medicinal than good, ripe peaches. They should be ripe, but not over-ripe and...
Page 34 - With many valuable hints and directions concerning breakfast breads, fruits, beverages, and dainty dishes. Mr. Murrey's own recipes. A most desirable little volume. Attractively printed on line laid paper.
Page 25 - They should be ripe, but not over-ripe and half rotten; and of this kind they may make a part of either meal, or be eaten between meals ; but it is better to make them a part of the regular meals. It is a mistaken idea that no fruit should be eaten at breakfast. It would be far better if our people would eat less bacon and grease at breakfast, and more fruit. In the morning there is an acrid state of the secretions, and nothing is so well calculated...

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