White House Cook Book: A Selection of Choice Recipes, Original and Selected, During a Period of Forty Years' Practical Housekeeping

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L.P. Miller, 1889 - Booksellers and bookselling - 521 pages

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Page 521 - This book is a preservation photocopy. It is made in compliance with copyright law and produced on acid-free archival 60# book weight paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding...
Page 462 - To half a pint of milk put an equal quantity of vinegar, in order to curdle it ; then separate the curd from the whey, and mix the whey with the whites of four or five eggs, beating the whole well together.
Page 495 - ANTIDOTES FOR POISONS. The following list gives some of the more common poisons and the remedies most likely to be on hand in case of need: Acids: — These cause great heat and sensation of burning pain from the mouth down to the stomach. The remedies are: Magnesia, soda, pearl ash, or soap dissolved in water, every two minutes: then use the stomach pump, or an emetic. Alkali: — Drink freely of water with vinegar or lemon-juice in it, made very strong of the sour.
Page 214 - ... into bottles, and it is ready for use. It must be stirred frequently while it is making, and kept near the fire. Before using, shake the bottle up well. It will keep in a cool place for two months, and is best at the latter part of the time.
Page 483 - To Remove Freckles The following lotion is highly recommended: One ounce of lemon juice, a quarter of a drachm of powdered borax, and half a drachm of sugar; mix in a bottle, and allow them to stand a few days, when the liquor should be rubbed occasionally on the hands and face.
Page 209 - The beauty of a poached egg is for the yolk to be seen blushing through the white, which should only be just sufficiently hardened to form a transparent veil for the egg.
Page 340 - ... thrown away; whereas, if mixed with the good ones, the entire quantity would be spoiled. The yolks and whites beaten separately make the articles they are put into much lighter. Raisins and dried fruits for puddings should be carefully picked, and, in many cases, stoned. Currants should be...
Page 301 - ... pile the fruit on half of the paste, sprinkle over some sugar, wet the edges and turn the paste over. Press the edges together, ornament them and brush the turnovers over with the white of an egg; sprinkle over sifted sugar and bake on tins, in a brisk oven, for about twenty minutes.
Page 443 - The treatment of warts is to pare the hard and dry skin from their tops, and then touch them with the smallest drop of strong acetic acid, taking care that the acid does not run off the wart upon the neighbouring skin, for if it do, it will occasion inflammation and much pain.
Page 434 - HOW TO KEEP WELL DON'T sleep in a draught. Don't go to bed with cold feet. Don't stand over hot-air registers. Don't eat what you do not need, just to save it. Don't try to get cool, too quickly after exercising. Don't sleep in a room without ventilation of some kind. Don't stuff a cold lest you should be next obliged to starve a fever. Don't sit in a damp or chilly room without...

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