Mackenzie's Five Thousand Receipts: In All the Useful and Domestic Arts : Constituting a Complete Practical Library Relative to Agriculture, Bees, Bleaching ...

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Hayes & Zell, 1854 - Cooking, American - 456 pages

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Not the best scan, but readable. No TOC, but Index starting on page 427 is clickable.

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Page 259 - Franklin relaies an instance, within his own knowledge, of four young men, who, having worked at harvest in the heat of the day, with a view of refreshing themselves, plunged into a spring of cold water; two died upon the spot, a third the next morning, and the fourth recovered with great difficulty.
Page 333 - can be cultivated will the public derive so much food as from this valuable esculent; and it admits of demonstration, that an acre of potatoes will feed double the number of people that can be fed from an acre of wheat. Potatoes are also a nourishing and healthy food, relished
Page 252 - warm place, near the fire, for six or eight weeks, then place it in the open air until it becomes of the consistence of a syrup; lastly, decant, filter, and bottle it up, adding a little sugar to each
Page 306 - each equal parts), in common water. The liquor should be very strong. Sprinkle this on the leaves and young branches every morning and evening during the time the fruit is ripening. Tie up some flowers of sulphur in a piece of muslin or fine linen, and with this the leaves of young shoots of
Page 361 - Take half a tea-spoonful of black pepper, in powder, one tea-spoonful of brown sugar*, and one table-spoonful of cream; mix them well together, and place them in the room, on a plate where the flies are troublesome, and they will soon disappear. To make excellent bread.
Page 97 - small piece of glue, pour boiling water on it, and Mix sifted stale bread crumbs with powder blue, and rub it thoroughly all over, then shake it well, and dust it with clean soft clo'hs. Afterwards, where there are any gold or silver flowers, take a piece of crimson ingrain velvet, rub
Page 94 - much variety as required. Having done this, hold the book or books close together, and only dip the edges in, on the top of the water and colours very lightly; which done, take them off, and the plain impression of the colours in mixture will be upon the leaves; doing as well the
Page 34 - With regard to the rarefied air machines, M. Cavallo recommends, first, to soak the cloth in a solution of sal-ammoniac and common size, using one pound of each to every gallon of water; and when the cloth is quite dry, to paint it over on the inside with some earthy colour, and strong size
Page 70 - these pieces are called stencils; and being laid flat on the sheets of paper to be printed, spread on a table or floor, are to be rubbed over with the colour, properly tempered, by means of a large brush. The colour passing over the whole, is consequently spread on those parts of the paper
Page 187 - sugar in tine powder; give a gentle shake to the dish, that the sugar may touch the under side of the fruit. Next day make a thin syrup with the remainder of the sugar; and allow one pint of red currant juice to every three pounds

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