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500 THE FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST A
HOUSEHOLD DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENTAll
All communications or inquiry for or this de department department department ¬
partment should be addressed to toFLORIDA toFLORIDA toFLORIDA
FLORIDA AGRICULTURIST AGRICULTURISTThe
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The I he editor of this department will gladly gladlywelcome glal1welcome gladlywelcome
welcome an any njr hints or articles pertinent to the tliehousehold thehousehold thehousehold
household If an reader has any an helpful sug sugecstioni StllelIe6lion suggestions
ecstioni please send them along alongHow alunitHow alongHow
How to live through the latter part partof partof partof
of our Florida summer with as little littleexertion littleexertion littleexertion
exertion as possible is the question questionbefore questionbefore questionbefore
before us We Ve urge our house keep keeps keepers keepers
ers s to take a vacation time let things thingsgo
go loose for a few weeks and enjoy enjoyyourself cnjoyyourself enjoyyourself
yourself by living differently differentlyPrepare differcntlyPrepare differentlyPrepare
Prepare the food for the day at atbreakfast atbreakfast atbreakfast
breakfast time straighten the sleeping sleepingrooms sleepingrooms sleepingrooms
rooms dress the children comfortably comfortablybut
but cool turnthem in the shady yard yardand yardand yardand
and then give yourself up to a athorough athorough a athorough
thorough rest time Have cool lunch lunches ¬
es and rest again This kind of life lifethrough lifethrough lifethrough
through the next few weeks will give giveyou giveyou giveyou
you a new lease on life and enable enableyou enableyou enableyou
you to take up the system of house housekeeping housekeeping housekeeping
keeping when cool days come comeWarm comeWarm comeWarm
Warm Weather Cookery CookeryA
A writer in the Ladies World gives givesus
us the benefit of some delightful cook cookery cookery cookery ¬
ery for our torrid days which we weoffer weoffer weoffer
offer our women to try First comes comesa comestea
a tea punch punchFor punchFor punchFor
For this refreshing decoction pre prepare prepare prepare ¬
pare a cupful of strong tea adding addingwhen addingwhen addingwhen
when cold a scant cupful of pulverized pulverizedsugar pulverizedsugar pulverizedsugar
sugar sugar two slices lemon a few sprigs sprigsof
of fresh mint a cupful of red rasp raspberries raspberries ¬ I
berries canned and a handful of ofcanned ofcanned ofcanned
canned cherries cut in halves allow allowthis allowthis allowthis
this fruit puree to chill for an hour or ortwo ortwo ortwo
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two before using and then thenJ thenpour pour slow slowly slowly slowly ¬
ly a block of ice arranged in a punch
bowl adding in the same manner a aquart aquart aquart
quart of carbonated water serve in inslender inslender inslender
slender crystal glasses that have been beenhalf beenhalf beenhalf
half filled with shaved ice iceFor iceFor iceFor
For a pineapple frappe peel and andflake andflake andflake
flake with a silver fork every particle particleof
of pulp from a fine pineapple sprink sprinkling sprinkling sprinkling ¬
ling liberally with powdered sugar sugarand sugarand sugarand
and adding in the order mentioned mentionedone
one thinlysliced cucumber two limes limescut limescut limescut
cut into small pieces three lemons lemonsmay lemonsmay lemonsmay
may be utilized instead with the same sameresult sameresult sameresult
result a cup of fruit juice and three threebananas threebananas threebananas
bananas cut into dice mix thoroughly thoroughlyand
and set in a cold place adding at atservingtime atservingtime atservingtime
servingtime a small cupful of Italian Italianmeringue Italianmeringue Italianmeringue
meringue and one quart of iced water waterserve waterserve waterserve
serve from a slender Bohemia glass glasstankard glasstankard glasstankard
tankard into stemmed goblets gar garnished garnished garnished ¬
nished with slices of frosted limes limesand limesand limesand
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and accompanied by longhandled longhandledspoons longhandledspoons longHandledspoons
spoons so that the fruit as well may maybe maybe maybe
be eaten eatenFor eatenFor eatenFor
For Grape Cup either Malaga or orour orour orour
our our native grape may be used with withsatisfactory withsatisfactory withsatisfactory
satisfactory result for this delicious deliciousbeverage deliciousbeverage deliciousbeverage
beverage crush with a potatomasher potatomasherthree
three pounds of grapes adding four fourwhole fourwhole fourwhole
whole cloves a scant teacupful of ofsugar ofsugar ofsugar
sugar the juice of four oranges with witha
a little of the grated rind and a tin tinbouquet tinbouquet tinbouquet
bouquet of lemon verbena allow it it4o itto itto
to chill and ripen as described in the theother theother theother
other recipes and just before using usingpress usingpress usingpress
press press through a fine sieve stirring stirringin
in the stifflywhipped whites of two twoeggs twoeggs twoeggs
eggs a pint of unfermented grape grapejuice grapejuice grapejuice
juice and a pint of seltzer turn im immediately immediately immediately ¬
mediately into a pitcher filled a quar quarter quarterdf quarter ¬
ter terdf of its depth with pounded ice and andserve andserve andserve
serve in glasses decorated with clus clusters clusters clusters ¬
ters of frosted grapes that have been beendipped beendipped beendipped
dipped for an instant in vanilla fon fondant fondant fondant ¬
dant dantCafe dantCafe dantCafe
Cafe Ambrosia This is an excell ex cell ¬
ent method of utilizing any coffee re remaining remaining remaining I
maining from breakfast or luncheon luncheondrain luncheondrain luncheondrain
drain it off as soon as possible from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the grounds and place in the icebox iceboxready iceboxready iceboxready
ready for an emergency call Flavor Flavorin
in the following proportion for one onepint onepint onepint
pint four heaping tablespoonfuls of ofsugar ofsugar ofsugar
sugar three drops of almond extract extract1 extract1a j ja Ia
a tiny pinch of ground cinnamon and anda
a cupful of rich iced milk blend quick quickly quickly
ly and serve in slender high glasses glassescontaining glassescontaining glassescontaining
containing two tablespoonfuls of fine finelycracked finelycracked ¬ I
lycracked ice ornamenting each por portion portion port ¬
tion with a pyramid of sweetened sweetenedwhipped sweetenedwhipped sweetenedwhipped
whipped cream creamArtistic creamArtistic creamArtistic
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Artistic Floors FloorsOur FloorsOur FloorsOur
Our floors are constantly before us usalways usalways itsalways
always needing renewing and any anything anything anything
thing new in the way of suggestions suggestionsis
is always excepted A housekeeper housekeeperin
in ill McCalls Magazine gives us some somesuggestions somesuggestions somesuggestions
suggestions with noting She says saysTry saysTry saysTry
Try painting your floors you wo women women women ¬
men whose arms ache from wielding wieldingthe
the broom over dusty stuffy carpets carpetsyet carpetsyet carpetsyet
yet you find a hardwood floor a lux luxury luxury luxury ¬
ury beyond your present attainment attainmentI
I have a young artist friend who has hastransformed hastransformed hastransformed
transformed her home simply by dis discarding discarding discarding ¬
carding carpets and painting her herfloors her1I00rs herfloors
floors using some prevailing color colorin colorin colorin
in the rugs which she has adopted in inplace inplace inplace
place of carpets for the color scheme schemeof
of her floor floorA floorA floorA
A dull green was one color chosen chosenwith chosenwith chosenwith
with the same color showing in wall wallpaper wallpaper wallpaper
paper and rugs and the effect was wasvery wasvery wasvery
very pretty besides being restful to tothe tothe tothe
the eyes as it is the color Nature uses usesto usesto usesto
to set off her most glowing pictures picturesFloors picturesFloors picturesFloors
Floors that display yawning cracks cracksmay cracksmay cracksmay
may be skillfully treated with putty puttyfilling puttyfiIling puttyfilling
filling which when several coats of ofpaint ofpaint ofpaint
paint have been added never will willbe willbe willbe
be noticed
Another friend whose parlor is a alarge alarge alarge
large one running the entire width of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the house found it such a tax upon uponthe uponthe uponthe
the pursestrings to replace her worn wornout wornout wornout
out carpet with a new one of the same samekind samekind samekind
kind that she covered her floor with witha
a dainty rice matting having pretty prettyJapanese prettyJapanese prettyJapanese
Japanese figures scattered over it Not Noteven Noteven Noteven
even a rug would she have to muss up upand upand upand
and stumble over overnot overnotling nothing > > ing but the thesmooth thesmooth thesmooth
smooth unbroken surface of the mat matting matting matting ¬
ting yet every woman who entered enteredthe enteredthe enteredthe
the room after the transformation transformationheaved transformationheaved transformation transformationheaved
heaved a sigh of supreme content contentas
as her eyes took in the easy house housecleaning housecleaning housecleaning
cleaning possibilities of the daintily daintilyfurnished daintilyfurnished daintilyfurnished
furnished apartment apartmentDry apartmentDry apartmentDry
Dry mops used over painted or orhardwood orhardwood orhardwood
hardwood floors and even on straw strawmatting strawmatting
matting will effectually remove dust dustso dustso dustso
so that a broom is only a semioccas semioccasional semi semioccasional occas occasional ¬
ional necessity Dusting tlso is re reduced reduced reduced ¬
duced to its minimum and the burden burdenof
of housework greatly simplified while whilefrom whilefrom whilefrom
from an hygienic point of view such suchfloors suchfloors suchfloors
floors cannot be too highly advocat advocated ¬
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How to Keep Good Servants ServantsTo
To have and keep a good servant servantyou servantyou servantyou
you must follow certain humane just justrules justrules justrules
rules Give her as good wages as asyou asyon asyou
you can pay her regularly or give giveher givehcr giveher
her good reasons why you must ask askher askher askher
her to wait Do not expect her to be bea
a mind reader but tell her just what whatyou whatYOll whatyou
you want done Give her as pleasant pleasanta
a room as possible and let her have havetime havetime havetime
time to keep it in order Do not talk talkas talkas talkas
as if your own way was the only right rightway rightway rightway
way to do things Never allow the thechildren thechildren thechildren
children to treat her with disrespect disrespector
or make her unnecessary work Never Neverreprimand Neverreprimand Neverreprimand
reprimand her before children or orstrangers orstrangers orstrangers
strangers Always say please and
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For many purposes it is better and cheaper to blow dry dryinsecticides dryinsecticides dryinsecticides
insecticides than to spray liquids There is no other blow blower ¬
er that will accomplish this with the same economy in inlabor inlabor inlabor
labor This is not a fan It is a positive pressure and no nopower nopower nopower
power is wasted No engine is required One man does the thework thework thework
work easily For particulars write to toM toM toM
M F ROBINSON AGENT AGENTSANFORD AGENTSANFORD AGENTSANFORD
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Thank you when you ask her to do doanything doanything doanything
anything for you and insist upon the thechildren thcchildren thechildren
children doing the same A command commandin
in an abrupt disagreeable tone will willoften willoften willoften
often make her angry or unhappy unhappyIf
If you like her tell her so sometimes sometimesIf
If she is cross or irritable be patient patientwith patientwith patientwith
with her She may be suffering sufferingacutely sufferin sufferinacutely sufferingacutely
acutely mentally or physically Above Aboveall Aboveall Aboveall
all things do not scold blame or find findfault findfault findfault
fault with her any more than you can canpossibly caupossibly canpossibly I
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possibly help Nothing will discour discourage discourage discourage ¬
age her so much She needs encour encouragement encouragement encouragement ¬
agement a thousand times more than thanshe thanshe thanshe
she needs discouragement To sum sumup sumup sumup
up be as kind patient sympathetic sympatheticreasonable sympatheticreasonable sympatheticreasonable
reasonable considerate and respectful respectfulto
to her as you would wish other women womento womento
to be to your own daughter if she shewere shewere shewere
were ever to do housework for a liv living livingEx livingEx ¬
ing ingEx ingExFor ingExFor Ex ExFor
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For a Conundrum Party PartyEditor PartyEtlito PartyEditor
Editor Household Department DepartmentIn
In looking over your page recently recentlyI
I note the query for a conundrum conundrumsupper conundrumsupper conundrumsupper
supper You may find the following followingtested followingtested followingtested
tested and tried bill of fare fareThe fareThe fareTile
The menu was written on pink pinkhearts pinkhearts pinkhearts
hearts in white ink inkt
1 I fly to Thee TheeChicken Chicken or Turk Turkey Turkey Turkey ¬
ey
2 The Staff of Life LikBread Bread
3 African Beauty BeautyCoffee Coffee
4 Loves Antidote AntidotePickles Pickles PicklesThe
5 The Elixir of Life LifeVater Water WaterO
O 6 The Irishmans Delight DelightPota DelightPotatoes Pota Potatoes Potatoes ¬
toes
7 Love Apples ApplesTomatoes Tomatoes
8 Combination of the Bitter and andthe andthe andthe
the Sweet SweetSalad Salad
9 Congealed Love Tonic TonicIce TonicIceCream TonicIceCream Ice IceCream
Cream
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An Interesting Array of Salads SaladsA
A tomato aspic made of the juice juiceor
or strained pulp of fresh or canned to tomatoes tomatoes tonmatoes ¬
matoes seasoned highly with salt saltpepper saltpepper saltpepper
pepper onion and vinegar or lemon lemonand lemonand lemonand
and thickened by dissolving a package packageof
of gelatine in every quart of the boil boiling boiling boiling ¬
ing mixture is the foundation of many manyother manyother
other salads To is can be added addedchopped addedchopped
chopped celery or chopped and grated gratedcucumbers gratedcucumbers gratedcucumbers
cucumbers alone aloneThese aloneThese aloneThese
These salads may either be jellied jelliedin
in individual shapes or in a salad saladmould saladmould saladmould
mould The arc very decorative when whenmade whenmade whenmade
made in border mould the center centerfilled centerfilled centerfilled
filled with some meat me meat t and vegetable vegetablesalads vegetablesalads vegetablesalads
salads and the whole served on a abed abed abed
bed of lettuce leaves leavesJellied leavesJellied leavesJellied
Jellied desserts are too well known knownto
to require much description When Whenused Whenued Whenused
used in hot weather they require more moregelatine moregelatine moregelatine
gelatine than in winter They are arespecially arespecially arespecially
specially appetizing when some of the thefresh thefresh thefresh
fresh fruits or berries are moulded mouldedwith mouldedwith mouldedwith
with them themThe themThc themThe
The following recipes have been beentested beentested beentested
tested thoroughly by a wellknown wellknowncaterer wellknowncaterer wellknowncaterer
caterer catererJelled catererJelled catererJelled
Jelled Chicken Gumbo To two twoquarts 1f01u twoquarts
quarts < 1u rts of good chicken stock add two twoeggs twoeggs twoeggs
eggs to clear it and one dozen okras okrasSeason okrasSeason okrasSeason
Season with nutmeg salt and pepper pepperThen pepperThen pepperThen
Then put it on fire to boil very slowly slowlyabout slowlyabout slowlyabout
about threequarters of an hour Fil Filter Filter Filter ¬
ter through cheesecloth and set in inice inice inice
ice box to cool and jelly jellyPhiladelphia jellyPhiladelphia jellyPhiladelphia
Philadelphia Boned Squab with Jel Jelly Jelly jelly ¬
ly Take squab and bone it raw then thenput thenput thenput
put in your filling tie them up and androast androast androast
roast them in small pan with butter butterand butterand butterand
and a few chopped vegetables then

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