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THE PENS ACOLA JOURNAL, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1 921
FIVE AffllCULTUML NEWS MOTES OF J NTEREST EAT PLENTY OF SPINACH AND KEEP WELL AND HEALTHY Spinach Valuable Adjunct to More Substantial Foods in Diet 1 Rarely Cooked to Perfection, Yet Not Difficult to Pre pare How to Cook Spinach Right Way. One of the first vegetables In the jMrclon or on the market In the early .rlng is that reliable stand-by spin ach. The shoots should be cut regu larly: if not, the old shoots become tough and rank flavored. Spinach furnishes little body energy. "iut it is exceptionally rich in iron and n one of the important vitamines, and Three' teaspoons salt. . "Wash and blanch tho spinach,' us ing two teaspoons of , the salt in the water in which the vegetable is boiled. Drain the blanched spinach and chop rather fine, return it to the saucepan, and add thejaalt, pepper, and butter or other fat. flace on the fire and cook 10 minutes. Heap in a mound on a 1 t J f 5 -$- Is not advisable to exterminate the ad.'lt if they can be dealt with, in any way. Usually they can be driven out of the field or garden by means of a brush or whip of twlg3. The are timid and take flight readily andMf driven some distance, usually will not return. If, however, it becomes necessary to poison them to prevent Injury, ise lead arsenate. It is necessary, to cover the entire plant, in spraying for these bugs, as they are cunning and will avoid the , poisoned part and feed on that which has escaped the spray. The beetles can. of course, be col lected in a pan of water covered with & thin. layer of kerosene. In using lead arsenate use. not less than 3 pounds paste to 50- gallons water, or 11-2 ! pounds lead arsenate powder. Paris jKreen may be used on plants not easily uurnea. use a pound 01 me puuuu find a pound of quicklime to 50 gallons water., HOME PROBLEMS ARE V SOLVED BY AGENTS tance because in the .estimation of most traders,' it signified that the financial J troubles of the cotton trade had been passed. ... : - , ' ,The weather of the ek was unfav orable in the main because of too low temperatures and there were many com plaints of slow germination, poor growth of plants and of the necessity of re planting:1 "' ' At the end of the week temperatures were higher with prospects that the new week . would bring more favorable weather with it. Should' this be ve case selling tor short account would e en couraged tout week-end market circulars point out that it would be difficult u bring about depressions this coming week should political, financial and la bor news continue to improve. ' At the end of the last week it was ! claimed by English cable messages that ; J the chances were good for settling, by ! ariiLitiuvt v..w - " n.. i week. i if it is to be an Afternoon event ' V ' St i. t 31 Spinach it an etpecitlly valuable vegetable. no is a valuable food, say specialists in United States department of agri culture. It contains little starch and only a suggestion of 'sugar, and is therefore one of the vegetables that physicians Include in the bill of fare of many Invalids who require a diet without these carbohydrates. Cheap In First Cost. I.Ike most other vegetables, it is rarely cooked to perfection, yet it is not difficult to prepare. Except for Hneclnl reasons, the simplest methods are the best for this vegetable. No matter how cheap the raw spinach may be, it is always expensive in one ihing labor. It takes a good deal of time, water, and patience to wash it clean. ' To clean the spinach cut off roots, 1'iiuk the leaves apart and drop them into a largo ian of water, rinse them well, and lift them into a second pan i f water. Do riot pour Ihe water off over the spinach or the grit that has I't-en washed off will get back on the leaves. Continue washing in clean wa ters until there is not a trace of sand mi the bottom of tho pan. If the spin ach Is at nil wilted, let It stand in cold water until 1 becomes fresh and crisp. Jraln from this water and blanch as follows: For half a peck of spinach put In a large Haucepan three quarts of boiling water and one tablespoon of salt. Put the drained spinach in the boding water and let it boll 10 minutes, count ing from the time it begins to boil. When It begins to boil, draw the cover of the saucepan a little to one side to allow the steam to escape. At the nd of 10 minutes pour the spinach into a colander, and when the hot water has passed off pour cold water ver it. Let it drain well and mince cnarst or fine, as ia suitable for the manner In which it is to be served. One peck of spinach willAnake about on- h mi a half .when blanched and minced. Spinach With Cream. One-half pock sninach. Two tablespoons butter or other fat. una taDiespoon flour. One teaspoon salt. One-half teaspoon pepper. One-half pint cream or milk ' Ulanch and mince the sninirh the butter or other fat in a saucepan and on the fire. W"hen hot add the flour and stir until smooth and frothy then add tho minced spinach and the Halt nnd pepper. Cook for five min utes, then add the milk or cream, hot iuul cook three minutes longer. Serve Spinach With Egg. ; One-half peck spinach. Three tablespoons butter or other fit. One-half teaspoon pepper. Two eggs. ; , "--r "r- hot dish and garnish with the hard boiled eggs, cut in slices. - Spinach Cooked 'Without Water. Fresh spinach when washed holds enough water for cooking. Put the spinach into a covered saucepan and cook for 10 minutes. Press down and turn the spinach, over several times during the cooking. At the end of 10 minutes turn the spinach into a chop ping bowl, and mince rather fine. Re turn to the saucepan and add the sea sonings, allowing for half a peck of spinach, two generous - tablespoons of butter or' other fat and a teaspoon of salt. Simmer for 10. minutes; or if very tender, 5 minutes will be suffi cient. Spinach cooked in this manner will retain all its salts and the flavor will be stronger than when blanched (boiled in water). In young, tender spinach this is not objectionable, but when the overgrown vegetable Is cooked In its own moisture the flavor is strong and somewhat acrid. TURNING THE TABLE ON SUPER-1 j STITION By Phyllys Dyrenforth Fortune Forty or more women in Florida, f employed by. our federal, state . and several, county governments, are ' la boring industriously to make the part of the 'Women of this state more pleas ant and desirable and to help make Florida a greater state. These women are home demonstration agents. It is a known fact that many house wives do more drudgery in the homes than they should, more than is neces sary. If they took efforts to lighten their work by means at their hands. It js true that many families are under-nourished, even the -eating a plenty. There are numerous people going' shoddy in dress because the mothers of these people were not taught to sew properly. The home demonstration agent en deavors to solve just -such problems by pointing out little things any house wive can easily do or by teaching them little things they could easily know And their work is not only with the housewives of today but of to morrow. Since the future of the race lies in the mothers of tomorrow, home demonstration workers are placing their emphasis In teaching with the young girls of the state. N ' , INDUCEMENTS FOR GENERAL FARMING Florida Has An Abundance of Good, Yet Uncultivated Land Which Sells Cheap. IS YOUR WATCH RIGHT? See our expert workman on watches and fine jewel ry. - Prompt service KLEIN, THE JEWELER' (By PROF. J. E. TURLINGTON, Flor ida College of Agriculture.) 1. Florida has an abundance of good, yet uncultivated lands which are cheap compared with lands of other states. 2. The farm in Florida generally produces a large proportion of the food consumed in the home probably aver aging around 80 per cent. 3. The climate of Florida is unsur passed. 4. A large number of crops may be grown in this state, such as corn, sweet potatoes, oats, surghum, cane, peanuts velvet beans, cowpeas, beg garweeds, cotton, truck and fruit crops, avl many pasture and hay grasses. 5. The soils as a rule have suffi cient sand to make them easy to cul tivate when dry or when wet, thus making it possible to keep both men and teams busy for productive work 6. The tonosrraohv of Florida ia gen erally level or very gently rolling, making it easy to have large fields and to use tractors and other labor saving machinery, thus Insuring larger crops. , 7. By planting corn, velvet beans and peanuts all on the same land, it is possible to grow as much grain on an acre here as in any other part of our country. Furthermore, these crops may be harvested almost wholly by hogs and cattle,, thereby reducing labor costs. 8. Livestock can be furnished" green, succulent feed throughout the year, thus making the production of farm animals an economical business. 9. The humus and nitrogen supply In our soils may. be maintained or In creased easily due to the heavy growth of vegetation durirtp rainy seasons. Velvet beans probably take more ni trogen from the air than any other crop grown In this country, amounting to more than 200 pounds to the acre In one year in some cases. 10. Florida lands may be kept grow ing crops practically all the year, thus preventing leaching and erosion. HOW ABOUT THE FALL HAY CROP? Two million dollars of Florida money was spent for hay of other states last year. This fact Is sufficient reason why Florida farmers ought to produce hay. Hay production should be 'a profitable business. Every farmer needs raise enough to feed his own stock. Many farmers could, no doubt, find it profitable to grow hay for commercial purposes. Our hay crops would yield more heavily were they planted earlier and given the attention their importance warrants. Dur ing the hurry and rush of the growing and cultivating season It is easy for the farmer, to neglect and postpone getting the hay crop started. In many cases it is postponed till the main gross-growing season has neared an end. Land upon which has been grown spring and winter crops might as well be kept at productive work growing cow peas or some other crop for hay. The earlier these crops are planted the heavier will be the yield; and, In order for the hay business to be profitable, big yields must be made. Natural growths of crab and many other grasses, when mixed with pea vines, as will be the case if given a chance, make ideal hay. An application to the hay crop of 500 to COO pounds to the acre of a good com mercial fertilizer will be usually found a good investment. If it is impractical to plan cowpeas and if the hay crop can be no more than na tive grasses, steps should be taken early in order to put the land in shape. Hay cannot be harvested profitably, If the land is in beds or holes, or is covered with stumps or hard bushes or roots. Time and money spent on a hay crop will be time and money well spent. Coun ty agents should be called upon by farm ers for information along hay-growing lines. SAN CARLOS HOTEL Main Cafe service a la carte. Table . d Hote lun ?heon daily except Sunday, at 75c.' ! Grill Room Service at pop ular prices. ' I BLISTER BEETLES ATTACK POTATOES Professor J. R. Watson, entomologist of the Florida experiment station, is receiving reports from various parts of the state to the effect that blister beetles are becoming numerous and are severely damaging peppers, io- matocs, potatoes and other truck and garden plants. Blister beetles are' sometimes called "Spanish fly," "Old fashioned potato beetles," and "Yankee bugs." There are several species, some striped and some without stripes. ".-. T,hey feed on various plants, one species being very partial to , goldep. rod. 1 In their larval stage they feed on eggsof grasshappers, and for that reason do much good. Therefore, it STEADY UNDERTONE IN COTTON MARKET Moderately Wide Gains Made in Prices During the Past Week. Of She was sure that bad look vrould be, lurking about, j For she'd put oil her petticoat wrong! side out v And hurried away j In the stress of delay j Under a l&lder and Friday the daM ! Good gracious! she happened tv think of the date; ! : Friday the thirteenth she'd -surely be j late! . i Then she stood and frowned, For she suddenly found ' . That without sitting down or at. least turning round She'd gone back to , the house, course that was the fault Of completely upsetting tnat cellar of salt And, being Engrossed In the new price- list folder, ' Forgetting to throw the salt, over her shoulder But that was because she had glanced up too soon When they told her to look at the brand new moon; ' Of course, she" had looked to the left when thev, might Have told hereto turn her head round to the right! Yet, The wish that she had made had come true after all John did get his "raise" and the prices did fall! ' Then upsetting the salt where the lemon had lain Bleached out of the linen that old cof fee stain! And by going back just when she did she had heard . The telephone ring and at least receive word Of a cook on a Friday the thirteenth too! She made use of the ladder to tie up her shoe; And turning her petticoat right side round, In the pocket, forgotten, a dollar she 1 1" Here Is the Inevitable sash again! No gown, this season, is complete without itr. accompanying sash, or sashes, for Indeed sometimes you'll find that by the changing of a sash you change yojr sown and profitably so! For the . effect Is. almost that of another dress without the expense. The three sashes shown, however, a ro, conservative. Light gray Is used with the black Canton crepe frock, and notice the wooden bead block trimming.' Effective and quite simple. v The gown of the handsome embroidering needs no other trimming. Imtgine this frock in pale gray over a rose underslip, or in rose over a turquoise slip, if you wish to be a trifle start'ing! The vogue of the high neck, which designers say is assured for fall, is shewn in the gown of blocked Can on crepe. The nefck v.-:'! go up is the word, but the sleeves will remain dallying anywhere between the shoulder an ! Vinrar v!-s. night. It is a powerful arraignment of the lawless element. Houghton Mifflin company, the Bos ton publishers, have just issued John Drinkwater's version of "Mary Stuart" which recently was produced in New York under the stage direction of Les ter Lonergan. GOSSIP OF MUSIC DRAMA AND THE SCREEN. "The White Linen Nurse," adapted by George IL Atkinson, author of "Survival of the Fittest," is to be staged next fall. Ruano Bogislav, actress and concert artist, sailed last week for London, where she will have a series of folk song recitals. Gallna Kopernak, the Russian actress instituted the Theatre Bl Ba Bo in New York last week. It is an inter esting stage experiment. Some one wrote June Mathis, adap tor of "The Four Horsemen' to the screen that a recent review of this brilliant film was printed under the horse , and buggy department in a trade paper. Langdon McCormick, author of "The Storm," will direct a new playhouse in New York next season to be namedy "The Mask." It will present short plays bring- the symphony .iv'iestra se-.iso-of the "thriller" tvne and Hirht farces, to a close in N-w York n?-a wi-v'.i wUl and comedies. Ethel Newcomb, the concert pianiste, tells the story of a little girl who, when she was asked if their piano was a "grand" replied that it was mure, it was "magnificient." Georges Flateau, the French actor, debuts as a singer of popular French songs at the Apollo theatre Sunday evening. Next season he will divide his time between dramatic acting and his pianologue recitals. concert at the M J.rei.ontuii. .Iiine M.-ithis, ikU'u s.-iano wile has adapted Kran . Molnar s L:l;o;:: to the Hereon urd r the sit':'. "A T: i to I'aradise." T:.- u:v.via.ie. veryio was produce-.! !i-t vo-'t i t Nf-' V-i-' The screen ve wi;i a. lv bv r.ert Lyte!!. ted i hie.- -d The Russian Symphony orchestra, which has been directed by Modest FRINGZ AG AIM. Fringe has i.iv.ni of the limb el! i i i avenue one .no ?.Ii!u'y while parasol wi'.h iriph heavy black frui;:5. o:od :ibout the cent ".' of li e lit ' ) 1-: r via;r JO vs :: rr--A-;.M-1 1. Altschuler for several years, will edge. Whltford Kane, is to appear in "The j Harliquinade" by Granville Barker, at the Neighborhood playhouse In New i York next week. . i Emanuel Reicher, one of the most brilliant actors and producers who has come to the American stage, Is to di rect his own repertoire company in New York next year. Edwin Franko Goldman, the. band master whose concerts every summer on Columbia university campus are at tended by half a million people or more, will, start his fifth season early in June. (By The Associated Press.) NEW ORLEANS, May 8. A Very steady undertone was preserved in the cotton market last week and prices made moderately wide gains, advances' coming about gradually because of the weight of hedge selling which was felt practically all the time. The market got its strength from the easier money situation reports of further small improvement in busi ness in this country, increased hopes of settlement of the British coal strike and a more favorable opinion of European political conditions. At the highest of the week prices were 50 to 62 points over the close of the preceding week with July up to 12.88. The lowest levels were made on the opening session when the trading months were one to five points under the close of the -preceding week. In the net results the active months gained 25 to 52 points. July closing at 12.77. In the spot department middling sained 63 points, closing at 11.88. A year ago middling closed at 40.25 cents r. pound. The hedge trading of the week stood out as one of its most prominent fea tures. Over a good part of the belt, but more especially in Texas there was a widespread movement to buy spots and sell futures against the purchase, thus forcing speculative interests to carry the cotton. This operation was effected un der the most favorable conditions because of the premium on contracts over spots and in many cases hedge sellers pre ferred the distant months instead of the near because of the wider premiums on the distant months. This resulted In narrowing differencing somewhat v be tween months and October went to its highest on Tuesday while July did not reach its highest until Friday. At Its highest October traded at 13.74 cents a pound and on the same day middling spots were quoted in this market at 1163. This premium , of over two cents a pound was what attracted the sellers. 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