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A Defense
I NOTICED in the Housemothers Ex- .
change a communication from 'One ot
Them." Kedcndo. Cal.. relative to Eng
lish piuia puddicg. I had not seen the re
cipe referred to. I see. however, that she
gives her husband's mother as autaority
for putting potatoes and carrots into that
pudding. And the editor asked. ' What
makes the pudding rise?"
la reading tha aspersion upon our na
tional d:sh, I rise up and take my pen in
hand to defend the English pudding of Im
memorial lame. I do not assert that the
raother-ln-law did- net compound such a^
pudding. I have seen many another recipe
purporting to b« "the genuine thing." On©
of these say» that the real English plum
pu32lng ccr.talss English molasses. I am
Er.clleh born and bred of lineage 1000 years
old. I ought, then, to know something of
ECgllsh cookery. And when American
papers give out travesties of what we Te- \u25a0
Fpect and love, somebody "who knows
should correct the blunder. We do not put
potatoes and carrots into'- plum pudding,
John's mother '"to the contrary notwith
standing." Fruit, spices, eggs. milk, sugar,
flour enough to bind the fruit, suet enough.
to make It "short." almonds, candied lemon
or orange peel, brandy to varying quan
tities, according to the else of the pudding—
theee go to the composition of the genuine
EngilsE plum pudding.
Mr«. O. J. F. (Santa Crux. Cal.).
Will not the spirited champion of the
great national dish favor this particular
American paper with an exact recipe
for the delicacy which is the bone of the
present contention? The lists are still
open for contributions to our assort
ment of English plum, puddings.
Head Noises
I eho-aIS like to give my very eimple
remedy for buzzing in the ears end * heaxl
noises." It may benefit the correspondent
who Is suffering from these.
My doctor gave me the Juice of the com
mon mullein, with instructions to out two
drops In the ear. using for the purpose a
glass medicine dropper. I was to do this
three or four time* a day. lessening the
cuantlty and the times of using the remedy
u£ -.::t trouble subsided. This, has been a
treat hel» to me. aad I feel it my duty
to pass It on. The physician assured to*
that it could not harm, even if it did not
benefit me. O. H. (iJaa Anseies. Cal.).
We are acquainted with the virtues
cf our common field mullein in cases
of pulmonary troubles. This use of it
Is utterly novel to me. The class of
bodily annoyances known as "head
noises" Is so common and distressing
that we hail any prospective relief.
But tell us more of your remedy! Must
one express the Juice from the green
and growing herb? If so. we must
bear the hissing and roaring In the mid
file car until these green leaves come.
I confess to extreme timidity as to
dropping anything Into the ear. unless
by express order from an aurist. There
fore. I should take counsel with one
before trying your "simple," harmless
as it seems to be.
Blamed on the Corset
Two-thirds of all diseases ere caused by
fioransed utornachs. Kxperience is a coetly
teacher. Women crowd iheir stomach Into
folds by wearing corsets. Into those folds
are collected the Jtf.cea of the stomach,
where they sour and escape Into the rest
of the «y«tem. causing all manner of
troubles. The stomach becomes inflamed,
swells and produces head noises, etc.
Take a good tonic: eat easily digested
foods and. when your stomach gets right,
the bead noises will cease. I speak from
BUTTIICSICY mensselaer. Ind.).
You cannot disapprove of tight lacing
more heartily than I do. But what of
dyspeptio men, who wear no corsets and
are tormented oat of their wits by head
noises? We must seek for some other
provoking cause. My own opinion,
founded upon experience, is that a well
flUisg. easy corset, within which one
can breathe deeply with perfect com
fort, is a support, rather than a disad
vantage, to the stomach. I think I have
already quoted the saying of a doctor
to the effect that the woman who leads
a sedentary life, or who 6its for four or
ftve hours a day at her sewing or desk,
"sits upon her stomach" and encour
ages dyspepsia, if s-be does not wear a
corset or a waist that holds up the
upper part of the trunk. The soft
parts of the stomach "fold" down upon
the abdomen, cramping the digestive or
gans. I incline to the belief that a
large percentage of "head noises" result
from derangement of the nervous sys
te^i, and can be relieved only by read
justment of the active functions of the
body, change of air and intelligent rest.
Sometimes all these fail, and reduce tha
sufferer to practice the philosophy
embodied in the old saw: "What can't
be cured must be endured."
To Cure Head Ncises
We have yet another opinion to re
I have read with Interest what is said in
the Exchange of "head noises." I believe
that most cf them are caused by what is
termed "dry "catarrh." I have been greatly
helped— indeed, cured— by the use of a llttl*
instrument recommended by a physician,
through which I Inhaled medicated air. It
completely stopped the buzzing and singing
In the head, which are Intensely unpleasant,
particularly when one lies down to rest.
Mrs. C J. B. (Los Angeles, Cal.).
The communication of our intelligent
correspondent confirms what must be
the conclusion of most minds on this
important subject, namely, that the dis
tressing affection "proceeds from a vari
ety of causes. We are the wiser for
each contribution to our information as
to symptoms and possible cure.
A Cheaper Cut
While meat is high, try this fcr one meal:
Lay a flank steak upon a board: chop it
on one side with a dull knife. The inci
sions should not go through. Make a dress
ing as for turkey; spread it on the meat;
roll it un and bind in ehapa with cotton
twine. Flour it and put into a dripping
pan half full of water. Cook as you would
a roast. PERCY (.Louisville. Ky.).
This dish, with slight variations, has
been known for years in my kitchen
as "mock duck." We parboil an onion,
mince fine, and blend with the dress
ing, adding the merest suspicion of
sage. Cover the hacked steak with
this forcemeat; roll up the meat neat
ly into an oblong; put it into a drip
ping-pan with a little weak stock;
put on the cover of the roaster and
cook steadily for tn hour, basting
four times with the gravy In the pan.
Uncover then and brown, basting
every ten minutes profusely. Take up
the meat and keep it warm while you
thicken the gravy with browned flour.
Dish the "duck"; clip the threads and
draw out carefully, not to spoil the
shape of the roast; pour the gravy
about it and garnish with small
onions that have been boiled, drained
and browned slightly. Serve apple
sauce with it. \u25a0
To a Would-be Nurse
Bo many inquiries flow In upon me
from those who would take up nursing
as a profession that I offer the follow
ing rules and regulations taken from
the books of a training school for
nurses. Study of these simple directions
may clear the minds of some readers of
perplexity and save time and space for
Nurwi are taught to make beds, to
air and ventilate rooms, to wash and
dress patients, to cleanse, dress and
bandage wounds; to move helpless in
valids, to disinfect and remove poison
ous and dangerous substances, to attend
the doctors as they make their rounds,
taking down prescriptions for the day;
to regulate and keep in order all medi
cine, linen and clothes closets and the .
like, and to prepare any delicacies or-:
School for Housewives
Substitutes in Kitchen and Pantry
A RUSTIC masculine ilalaprop. who
aspired to, the position of neigh
borhood oracle, is reported to have
harangued his corner-store audi
ence thus during the Civil War:
"X make no doubt.- If so bo the truth
was known, that them stubshoots, what
tha men who was drafted paid to go to
the ; war In their place, made just as
good soldiers as them, would have done
who was drawed for that purpose first
off." ; '
He never, by any chance, gave ' the
substituted recruits any other title than
that of his own coinage— "stubshoots."
I fancy that he connected them in some
vague way, in what little mind he had,
with firearms and battles.
I laughed with the rest on hearing the
word, until I began to take it to pieces
and analyze it. "Stub" signified a stunt
ed-original stock. The meaning of "the
second syllable is patent. The substitute
is a vigorous growth, taking the place
'Thirty cents saved."
of the parent trunk. But for the"'stub"
there would be no upshootlng. The ac
tive business of the concern depends
upon the graft or upward sprout.
The wartime anecdote has dwelt in my !
thoughts much since an Irate reader
"called me down" awhile ago for advis
ing housemothers to seek substitutes of
foods that have become too expensive
for the ' thinning purses of those who
could once afford to buy and eat of the
fat of the land. Personally, and by the
hearkening to the experiences of my sis
ter adventurers In hitherto unknown re
gions, I have coma to the knowledge of
so many enticing compounds of unlikely
ingredients that my. respect, for "stub- 1
shoots" strengthens hourly.
Before proceeding to particulars with
regard to the manufacture of some of
these, I would say a word In deprecation
of the prejudice entertained by the com
munity at large against such products
as oleomargarine and domestic oil and'
wine used in cookery. A man told' me
today that to use oleomargarine Is to rob
the American dairyman of his rights.
Perhaps the plea might have prevailed
with. me two years ago. Having been
defrauded of what I conceive to be my
right to purchase butter at less than
double the sum I paid for the best prod
uct of the dairy in 1307. and having not
one dollar more to spend per annum
than I had then. I girded up the loins of
my spirit and made reply:
"If I choose to epread dripping upon
my bread instead of butter it is the
business of nobody else. So long as a
substitute for butter Is labeled by its
rightful name, and does not pretend to
be made from milk, I cannot see that
I, or my neighbors, have not a perfect
right to buy that substitute, and ' stop
buying butter at 25 cents per pound.
The ingredients that make up the sub
stitute are— under the, pure-food laws
known and read of all housekeepers.
They are not unwholesome. I may not
fancy the flavor the substitute im
parts to my bread. That is a matter
of taste. I do not like 'high' game.
The traveled millionaire, 'who caught .
on to' a full-bodied English accent be
fore ho reached Sandy Hook on his
first, voyage out, smacks his lips over
the savor of incipient decomposition,
and prefers the 'trail' of his wood
cock to any other tidbit. If I choose
to season ragouts and .pudding sauces
with California wine at 50 cents a
quart, instead ,of with 'old' (?) sherry
at four times the price, and have dis
covered that -salad oil from the same
dered. such vas eggnog or milk punch,
beef tea or wine whey.
They are taught, too, when sent for,
to meet the ambulance on its --arrival,
and, when It has discharged its burden
of wretched humanity, to take the'oc
cupant—it may be a "drunk and disor
derly" case— in hand; to cut the filthy
hair, to wash and scour the reeking and
repulsive body, to disinfect, compose and
finally accompany to a fresh bed In a
quiet ward the sufferer, •who knows prob
ably for the first time In her life what
it means to be thoroughly clean.
This is, In a meager outline, only one
part of their teaching, the practical: side;
but theoretic education is not neglected.
Several times •ach" week classes are
held and recitations made from the text
books in use. The superintendent gives
thorough teaching in anatomy, ? physiol
ogy, etc.. and. in addition to this, < lec
tures are given by the physicians of the
hospital staff.' .\u25a0 _
When the nurses are- thus prepared
.In the hospital they are ready to go into
private families. Here ,the superintend
ent rcust instruct them to adjust them
selves to - a new set of \u25a0 circumstances.
Marion Harland
"Imitation roast duck."
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'wonderland' is as sweet and nutty
as oil of Lucca, which costs three times
as much, it !s still a question of per
sonal preference and personal liberty.
There is no moral or legal obligation
laid upon me to purchase what I can
not afford to get." . ' ' '.::'.'.
We practical housemothers have grown
wise in these matters within the past
half decade.' If we. have not, we have
profited little by much and sore experi
ence. '-.
,My greengrocer held up the fira^t
asparagus of the season to me in early
March, with the . complacent and con
fident declaration: '.'Here is something
you : will be glad to see. . Fresh aspar
agus—and cheap! Wonderfully cheap for
the season. Only 75 cents 'the bunch!
Think of It!"
"I do!" I answered. "I think the
price preposterous. Also, that my fam-_
lly.will not eat it until it Is very much r
cheaper.".; « ; ?
1 was not ashamed ;to say It. I re- \
trained from adding, "Housekeepers
who pay their bills promptly and in full
cannot j afford preposterous delicacies.
We must buy fruits ' and vegetables
: when they are in the maturity i of | the
season or go' without.
With this "talk" in mind. I subjoined,
mentally— "And study, substitutes.",
They must not only'take good care,' the
best of care, of a patient, but they must
be of a • suitable demeanor ; -' quiet, re- ,
apectful.. considerate,- helpful; self-con
fldent.»but not forward ; o dcdien t to the
doctor, yet suggestive ! of comforts and :
alleviations for .the -Invalid.*-: There is no
nobler work for: a. woman than the; pro-,
fesslon of trained nurse, as it Is' taught
In a model . school; ' and ; the :
who can pass' the requisite, examination;
as to physical | condition. , moral charac
ter, . etc.. » which admits j her to • theJ insti
tution, becomes \u25a0: immediately self-sup
porting.. : . .\ -;-.-•
Mushrooms \u25a0 and the ijCasseroley
A friend told me. apropos . of , your talk
upon the casserole/: that: she had eaten at a
. ladles' luncheon \u25a0 a . delicious preparatloa .of -Y
mushrooms done- with* cream-. and'- toast ;' in '\u25a0\u25a0'
the - caseerole. t : She -called "it < "creamed '\u25a0'.
mushrooms .en ; casserole.'.' a She ; could '-\u25a0 not
tell \u25a0 how they, were t prepared, r further - than .
! what you have said. >'CSm you -tell me how;;
to \u25a0 cook : them ? .We are : extravagantly ;; fond
of mushrooms, and they may be hid in our l
. market -now at -something: \u25a0 like ".reasonable -
prices. v \u25a0:*. EMHA'J. (New .York' city). ;
I fancy this your; friend
"When the substitute is labeled by its rightful name."
< L«et me illustrate by a bit of real,
everyday experience— a real . happening
in the family of a dear friend. I. got
the story from her yesterday.
"My fish merchant promised to send
me a fine roe * shad . for - $1. John and
the boys aro very fond of fresh shad..
This was . particularly good, as we all
agreed. We had it oh Friday night for
dinner. My weekly bill was brought in
on Saturday. The shad was set down
at $1.75. I asked the man how it chanced
to be nearly twice as much as the price
he had quoted. He said that the price
had gone up without his knowing It.
'It happens so, almost every day.' I
"A substitute for chicken pie."
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replied, dryly,-' 'l can readily, bellcvo
that! V and paid the bill.
"I had , overrun my allowance for the
week: by .75 centsvM had hoped to -seY
John's favorite deviled kidneys on the
breakfast table Sunday morning, and:l
had planned 1 to.treat him to" sweetbreads
at supper Sunday night; :I must forego
meant. It is a" dish of which my own .
household is likewise "extravagantly '-
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Creamed Mushrooms en. Casserole. , :
Cut ; round's of stale bread, enough .to
cover the bottom/of the casserole. Toast
and ,- butter nicely: '.\u25a0 Arrange in the hot-:,
torn .of .a well-buttered casserole. or; in
a : covered bakedish.* . or.^ best of . all, ; in .
nappies \u25a0 that , haye ':. covers.T '; Pour . in J all •
the .rich cream . (double cream) the toast .
will «oak up. ;~ Then . coyer the toast with
peeled •mushrooms, 1 -, the underside"; up
ward, r Sprinkle with salt -and -paprika, :
and cover the ; mushrooms in; turn :,wlth *,
thick cream/. /Lay a. •bit of butter on top
and fit on the covers. . • Set ; in a pan •• of .
warm water, 5 not ' deep i enough \u25a0 to; boil ? r
over the edge' of the nappies In cooking,
and ? turn v another* pan over.- all. 'Bake
three-quarters . of *• an S hour. :, Open A. the :\u25a0 \u25a0\u25a0:
oven door" and,* without lifting the coy-{ ;
ers/v let vthe * nappies « stand , five ; minutes. \u25a0
before sending . to table. ,? Do not 'uncover, -
until i you ; aro ; ready to % eat - them.'
>' 4'We' 1 ' •. cook U the £ mushrooms rin , ; the \u25a0. :\u25a0\u25a0
dainty little casseroles \u25a0: of which I spoke \u25a0
1» ' tke> paper you\ refer to in your letter.^
both. What did I do? I had parboiled
the shad roes and set them on the ice.
On Saturday . evening, I crumbled and
'worked the roes Into croquettes, breaded
and . egged them, and set them deeper
In the Ice. We had them for breakfast
next morning, instead of the kidneys,
- which John never missed! Thirty cents
saved! I had bought on Saturday even
ing, a set of cairs brains for 20 cents.
The sweetbreads would have been 60
cents at the least." .
"Quoted at' 9o!" I interpolated.
- "I should have gone downtown direct
to the market, you see. We will call it
75 cents. But no matter how well .they
are cooked, brains are not sweetbreads,
and although John did not suspect
what I had meant to do, I felt it must
be made up to him In some way. I
espied . a basket of mushrooms set at
the end of the counter, when I went In
for parsley, and exclaimed \u25a0at their
plumpness and general good looks. I
was told they had Just been brought
In, arid too late to catch the i rush of
custom, therefore they were only 50
cents a pound. I bought a quarter of a
pound and carried them home. I am not j
. a bit ashamed to buy by the quarter
pound, or . even by the ounce, but I
don't expect to have my 'genteel*
huckster send it home.
"I am making a long story of the mis
adventure and how I made up for it.
I cooked the mushrooms myself on Sun
day evening,' and as you had told me
those were done that I ate at your house
one day. 'Creamed en casserole!'. I
drank my coffeo creamlcss that morn
ing (oh the sly!) to save the cream.
The entree gave the daintiest possible
touch to the dear, unsuspecting fellow's
supper. Don't laugh! -People that live
upon . non^elastlc ' salaries must count
pennies,' and learn to do, the next best
thing when they can't do what they
would like to do." v*
"' I had smiled, in listening, but tears
were more imminent than laughter/ Not
Half a, pound of mushrooms •.\u25a0will' make
enough \u25a0 of "the "creamed en casserole"
for four person, and something over.'
. I offer this recipe for chowder If you
would like to use it in the Exchange: \u25a0
. Blend 'into a ' 'roux' ' , a tablespoonful each .:
•of s butter \u25a0 and "of flour in a saucepan upon
the stove. Add a> full cup of water, in
which cabbage has been boiled, (the second
water) and stir smooth. ( Now put I Into this
| a cupful * of ; cooked cabbage chopped fine,
and : lastly, ;, two cupf ula of- scalded— not
boiled— milk. Serve - with . noodles \u25a0or t with
- tiny \u25a0 cubes i of . fried -. bread ' floating upon " It.
After pouring into ' the \u25a0 soup plates, put ; a
\u25a0 teaspoenful of - butter , upon the \u25a0 surface -of
each portion. -, This is enough > for four per- ,
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•"*.•; l<. "B T.; an old subscriber (Klles..Cal.). T :
i'A: valuable ; addition ; to^our ".list "of
"soups maigres.'.' That Is, without meat.
,The r .,- .writer ' appends* a request for; a
dietary : for one suffering from diabetes.
One i was 2 committed: to me: a'whiletago
for, the general ! good. , It • was ; altogether
too J long - f ori publication :': ' in > the .Ex
change. . I i was therefore obliged £ to I pass
it i over i to : one .who j I knew needed it, .
" ; I ~ wish v some . one who Is ; really .versed
that I pitied the brave, bright little
wife! I was proud of her cleverness, and.
that sho, thought it a work of love and
common honesty to keep expenses down
and to c.ater ingeniously for those she
serves. .
I repeated to her what Dr. Wylie had
said of housewifery as a fine art, and
told her that she was making it poetic
as well as artistic. I am sure the thought
was new to her. I am as sure that she
will keep it in mind hereafter.
I pass on her motto for the benefit of
other resolute, tollers in the common
ways of life. Margaret Sangster says—
"God help us on 'the common days!
The level stretches, white wita dust.
"Learn to do the next best thing, if
you can't do wha!t you would like to
do." says our little matron. Who. by
the way, \u25a0 keeps but one maid and doe 3
all the finer bits of cooking with hands
that can coax "exquisite music from the
piano' keys, and handle pen..and brush
almost as effectively. She is a born
Now for a recipe or two that will fur
ther Illustrate what I would teach.
Few of us can afford to have roast
duck at the rilling market prices. The
following 13 not a mean substitute if
properly made. If you do, like Dick
ens' Marchioness, have to "make be
lieve very v hard" to convince yourself
that you are .eating .poultry and not
"butcher's meat," you will, nevertheless,
confess that It Is savory and nourishing.
Imitation Boast Duck.
Lax a steak cut from the round upon
a platter, and with a dull knife hack It
from end to end. closely, on one side.
The incisions should nofgo through the
meat. Hack 1 In a criss-cross pattern,
that all the fibers may be broken. Pour
over it three tablespoonfuls of salad oil
and the juice of a lemon, cover to ex
clude dust and set on the ice or in *
cold place. Do this six hours before the>
time for cooking it. Have ready a
forcemeat of crumbs and about a table
spoonful of salt pork, chopped fine, sea
soned with salt, paprika, the Juice of an
onion, a pinch of sage and the same of
sweet marjoram. Spread this upon the
steak when you take it out of the
"marinade." and drain by holding it tip
for a minute. Spread the forcemeat
upon the hacked side. Roll up the meat
tightly, inclosing the stuffing, and bind
Into shape with cotton twine. Lay it in
your covered roaster, pour about It a
cupful of weak stock, and cook, closely
covered, in a steady oven for an hour
and a half, turning twice during the
time. Then uncover and baste well with
the gravy and with "butter. Do this
four times during. the next half hour.
Lift the meat to a hot dish, and keep
hot over boiling water while yoa thick
en the gravy with browned flour and
bring to a boil. Pour a few spoonfuls
over the meat when you have clipped
and carefully removed the cords. Tha
rest of the. gravy should go to table in
a boat.
Serve apple sauce with the "duck.*
Substitute fox Chicken Pie.
Cut two pounds of lean veal Into
cubes. Fry In a quarter of a pound of
chopped fat aalt pork, and when the fat
runs t freely add . a tablespoonful- o f
minced chives. AS It hisses and bubbles
lay in tha veal and cook two minutes,
Just long enough to sear both sides.
Drain off the fat, leaving the meat dry.
Return, the fat to the fire and stirinto
it a tablespoonful of flour. When these
ere blended, ''add half a cupful of mCk.
scalded, with a bit of soda not bigger
than a pea. This is'to prevent curdling.
Arrange the meat In a bakedish; cover
with the gravy from the frying-pan.
Season the latter with salt, pepper and
a little minced parsley. Lay over all a
good, rather rich biscuit crust half an
Inch thick. Cook, covered, half an hour,
and brown for twenty minutes longer In
a steady oven.
This pie Is much improved and tastes
more like "the real thing" if you mix
with the meat, when putting it into the
dish, a hard-boiled egg cut up small.
I have increased the deception by add
ing to the gravy the strained contents
of a lucent can of chicken soup. Even
with these qualifications the cost of the
"substitute" will be less than half the
6um you will have to pay for a four
pound fowl in the market. «
I could multiply these recipes by ten
and not exhau3t my repertoire of avail
able and inexpensive substitutes for
dishes jj that* later developments of the
cupidity of trusts and. the greed of cold
storage operators have put beyond the
reach of the mighty middle class of
American housemothers. I prefer, in
stead, to throw .open the Exchange to
contributors who will tell us of the
devices by which, they have succeeded
in setting their ' tables creditably with
palatable food without inviting bank
ruptcy. Now, if ever, is the oppor
tunity for practicing ingenuity and de
veloping a talent for COOKERY AS A
In such matters would reply briefly to»
the request of "L. B. T." We want .
trustworthy general directions as to
what : may be eaten with safety " by the
patient and .what must be cut out from,—
the dally diet.
.In rummaging through my limited store
house of culinary knowledge to find aoma
little "trick" not yet spoken of that I could
ii n f, ert ,' to "'fve " an idea for others, the
following came to mind: .
JCVnen desiring to refill a pepper, and salt I
\u25a0^ehaker try my home-made, funnel, made in .
this -wise: Take an envelope from an old
letter.' or use a brand-new one if . you think
it; more cleanly ' and you wish to be so ex- '
travagant,- and cut off a corner two or three
f inches . up the sides. • ' Then "snip" off the
-point to make an aperture to fit the open
ing in the bottle, and proceed to fill. You
will •, note .when < this, is done > there Is -no '"•
washing and drying of . a utensil just a
- simple process, with little trouble.
'. I would; like, too. .to mention the swab I .%
.use in greasing the pancake griddles. 1 Those
> of you who have' never, tried one would soon 1
find it invaluable, especially, with the waf
fla-lron. For.' mine I took \u25a0- a skewer and J -
passed it through > two or three rounds of
The San Francisco Sunday Call
BREAKFAST, .r^,-'-
Malaga grapes, cereal and cream. «&**
roe served with lemon. crumpets, toasi.
tea and coffee.
Jellied veal loaf, toasted crumpets <•
I«ft-over). canned asparagus salad (wua
lYench dressing), crackers and cheese,
cookies and marmalade, cocoa.
Cabbage chowder, pot roast of beef with
Torkshlre pudding, potatoes browned e -
Brussels sprouts, meringae shape* buvw
and filled with whipped cream dotted wltn j
preferred ginger or maraschino cherries or j
currant Jelly, black coffee.
Oranges, cereal and cream, bacon, boiled J
eggs French roll* (warmed over). toast, -
tea and coffee. LrNCHEOV
Yesterday's chowder (heated) In cup*
cold, tongue (sliced), chopped potatoes (»
left-over), thin bread and *«"« r J 1 ;? 0 ] 0 .?"
Ing lettuce leaves dipp*l in- French oresf"
lns). gingerbread and American, cheese.
tea " DINNER.
Black bean soap, yesterday's roast, larded
with salt pork and warmed (covered) In it*
own, gravy: caramel sweet PO*** 0 "' JftSS
voting carrots, poor man's pudding. Diacx
Stewed evaporated apricots, cereal and
cream, cheese omelet, brown and white
bread, toast, tea and coffee.
Salt maekerel (belled, with cream «««>.
baked potatoes, tomato toaat. cornstard*
layer cake, tea. DJNNER>
Yesterday's »cp. with the addition of
tomatoes (left over from soup and tomat»
toa*t>- cannelon of beef (remnant* of roast
chopped and mixed with macaroni Into »
roll), scalloped eggplant, ereamed onions,
charlotte russe of lady finger* and custard,
black; coSae.
Orangaa. cereal and cream, bacon and
preen pepper*, muffins, toast, tea and
Scalloped clama. baked toast, potato and
b*et salad, heated crackers and cream
cheese. Junket and cookies, tea.
Clear *oup and noodles, calves* brains,
breaded and fried; string b«an». oyeter
plant. tried; Indian meal padding. blacJc
6tewed dates and prunes, cereal and
cream, bacon, (jnlck biscuits, and honey
or marmalade, toast, tea. aad coffee.
Hamburger steaks, fried bananas, boiled
new potatoes, yesterday's padding sliced
and warmed In th« sauce, tea.
.,. DINNER. „ Ji _ ,J»L
Teaterday's soap, with a poached egg pn
each pUte; Teal potple\ canned corn frlt
texs, mashed potatoes, rlc* and raisin pud
ding, black coffee*. *
Oranges, cereal and cream, fried pan
fish, eornbread toast, tea and. coffee.
' Creamed clams, potato cakes- (a left-over).
cress salad, toasted eornbread (a left
over), hominy, te^^
Oystsr soup, bofled codfish with eg*
Banco, mashed end browned potatoes.
> canned green pea pancakes, rhubarb tarts.
blac& coffee. .?.
Oranges, cereal and cream, fried mush
end bacon, graham gems, toast, tea and
Creamed codfish In a- mould (a left-over),
potato puff (a left-over), graham gem*
from breakfast, split* ancl toasted; appl*
sauce, cake. tea.
Browned potato soup without meat,
corned beef, mashed turnips, stewed celery.
floating Island, black coffee. •
some firm white cloth, and. having notched
the blunt end of the skewer, tied. the pieces
down over it mop shaped. This is a
homely sounding reference to something
that Is surely as satisfactory as any ot
my kitchen tools. I beg I may be ex
cused for b-in? so tengUrr tho first time.
You are more than welcome.
Please tell me how to clean dark dove*
colored -undressed kid gloves: aiso. what
will take ochre paint out of a lavender
ponges gown.
GRACE Lt <Nescopek. Pa.).
1. Clean the glovea wltb gasoline. Put
them upon your hands, button them
and sponge with the gasoline plentifully.
Then wipe with clean soft linen. By this
time they will be almost dry. Draw,
them carefully and sV>wly from they
hands, and lay between two fine towels
under a heavy weight to keep> tho
shape. Before doing this pull out tha
fingers and every part of tho gloves
straight and smooth. %
Have no artificial light in the room
while you are using the gasoline. The.
smell will soon evaporate In the open
2. Apply benzine freely. Leave it
alone for an hour and renew. Keep)
covered to prevent too rapid evapora
tion and to exclude, dust.
Kindly tell me through 'tha Exchanr*
how to use nitrate of soda as a plant food.
Mrs. C. B. (Louisville. Ky.).
I have no actual knowledge of th»
process. I assume, however, that &
weak solution of the alkali should b«
made by pouring boiling water upon it.
allowing it to cool, and then watering
the roots— not the leaves— of the plants
with this. I us© diluted household am
monia in this way with pronounced suc
cess. Perhaps some reader who haa
had experience with nitrate of soda in
floriculture will enlighten us.
An Ethical Recipe
A" California correspondent who coa>
tributed matter of value to the Ex
change a few wjeeks ago has something
to say today:
• The caka recipe I inclose is original with
me. You may like to add to it. or alter
the proportions. It seems to ma that if
this cake were- partaken of freely threa
times a day it might temper th« national
ailment— en Insatiable appetite for wealth
or fame (or both) and a feverish thirst
for amusement. ,
Home Happiness Caka.
One curful. each, of purity, hooasty. uv
seinsnness, Justice and common lensoi
Half a cup. each, of sense of humor and
Mower of love, sifted several times with
two teaspoonfuls o» ' mutual confidence.
Spice to taste with wit. nonsense and
naivete.^ Bake Jn layers In a moderate
oven. FU Ing-Oenerous mutual apprveta*
tion.- Ice, thickly with true courtesy.
B. R. P. (Los Angeles. Cal.).
Paint -Remover
Kindly tell me how to remove paint from '
.the glass of a cellar window. r*
Mrs. L. (West Philadelphia).
Make a paste „of lime and washins
soda, wet' with water, and cover th*
paint with * it. Leave it -n for a day
and wash off with household ammonli'

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