The Book of the Apple

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J. Lane, 1902 - Apples - 112 pages

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Page 82 - Epiphany, the farmer, attended by his workmen, with a large pitcher of cider, goes to the orchard, and there encircling one of the best bearing trees, they drink the following toast three several times : — ' Here's to thee, old apple-tree, Whence thou mayst bud, and whence thou mayst blow! And whence thou mayst bear apples enow ! Hats full! caps full I Bushel — bushel — sacks full, And my pockets full too ! Huzza...
Page 82 - Out of this each person in company takes (what is called a clayen cup, ie), an earthenware cup full of liquor, and standing under each of the more fruitful apple-trees, passing by those that are not good bearers, he addresses it in the following words — " Health to thee, good apple-tree, Well to bear, pocket-fulls, hat-fulls, Peck-fulls...
Page 82 - To the preceding particulars, which are related in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1791, may be added that Brand, on the authority of a Cornishman, relates it as a custom with the Devonshire people to go after supper into the orchard, with a large milk-pan full of cider, having roasted apples pressed into it. " Out of this each person in company takes, what is called a...
Page 85 - I offer a greatly improved mode, which was brought from Paris, and which, when well managed, makes rather a rich dish of rather an insipid one. Select the largest apples; scoop out the core, without cutting quite through ; fill the hollow with butter and fine soft sugar ; let them roast in a slow oven, and serve them up with the syrup.
Page 91 - When you have peeled them, put them into the water again, with a quarter of a pint of the best vinegar, and a quarter of an ounce of alum. Cover them close with a pewter dish, and set them on a charcoal fire again, but do not let them boil.
Page 82 - ... of the deep below ; with the fruit of the sun and moon ; from the top of the ancient mountains, from the apples of the eternal hills, and from the fruits of the earth and its fulness.
Page 101 - Forward, in the name of God; grafte, set, plant, and nourish up trees in every corner of your ground. The labor is small, the cost is nothing, the commodity is great; yourselves shall have plenty, the poore shall have somewhat in time of want to relieve their necessity, and God shall rewarde your good mindes and diligence.
Page 91 - When they are soft enough, peel them, and put them into the water again, with a quarter of a pint of the best vinegar, and a quarter of an ounce of alum ; cover them...
Page 91 - ... two or three heads of garlic, a good deal of ginger sliced, half an ounce of cloves, mace, and nutmeg. Mix your pickle well together, pour it over your pippins, and cover them close.
Page 89 - BROWN BETTY In a quart pudding-dish arrange alternate layers of sliced apples and bread-crumbs ; season each layer with bits of butter, a little sugar, and a pinch each of ground cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. When the dish is full pour over it a half cupful each of molasses and water mixed ; cover the top with crumbs.

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