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roots and drop the Reaves into a
largepan of clear, cold water; rinse
well and put them' into a second pan
of water! Continue, this until there
is no sand in the bottom -of the pan
ft. which the vegetable "was washed.!
If at all wilted allow. tov remain, in
vclea cold or coldr funning watePfor'
an hour and it will be crisp and fresh.
Drain, have three quarts of boiling
water and one teaspoon of salt for
one-half peck' of spinach. Put the
spinach in the boiling; water. Coyer.
When it begins to boil draw the
tover aside about half an inch la al
low the steam to escape. Boil 4ten
minutes. Turn into colander, drain,
then turn cold water 6ver it and al
low to drain. Mince coarse or fine as
Now put in a pan and set on top
of . a kettle top or in a skillet of hot
water. No vegetable requires as-much
butter as spinach. Where economy
is necessary sweet drippings from
roast beef or chicken may be-3ised
in place of butter. .One peck of spin
ach makes a little less than one qUart
after cooking and mincing.
When gathered Tjefore" the flower
buds attain much size make the best
greens. The pleasant but slightly
butter flavor Is much sought for- its
medicinal quality. The wild or road
'slde dandelion needs .thorough clean
ingj much washing-and., over-looking.
Washing in slightly salted water will
remove any tiny slug or bug.
A, small bed in a garden in which
(dandelions arp cultivated -will produce
large leaves of a very tender variety
with much milder flavocthan the un
cujtivated kind. Space will give a
generous return in the spring for-the
small amount of care given it.
COW SLIPS -
Found in damp, marshy1 locations,
cow slips make a very palatable dish,
furslave, that pest of-most gardens,
is especially fine if cookedwith bacon
and hanx Mustard plants are plenti
ful in m.jt-places. These require a
-little longer cooking; and use only as
far as are.iender. Break them as one
does asparagus, using the tender
tops, Turnip topsj radish tops and let
tuce make a fine combination. Cook
the radish and"turnip at least ten
minutes before adding the lettuce.
Easterner Great Scott, man, this,
country looks barren! Why don't you
grow some trees? i
Westerner Whatfor? Ain't we got
fifty telegraph poles to each hoss
thiei we hang? x
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Examining dentist reports that half
of Tacoma's school children never
saw a toothbrush and, having an
artistic temperament, Tacoma's
howling for ail official toothbrusher.
You can bet that when social prog
ress reaches Tacoma she knows her.
" Mr. Trump You are charming to
night.'' Miss PeachIndeed! What
nice things you men say. Mr. Platter
just told meMihe same thing. Mr.
Trump (anxious to, depreciate his
rival Of course you don't" believe he
meant it '
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