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Tomato Soup. - Toone quart of water add eight large ripe tomatoes; cut them in thin slices and boíl twenty minutes; then put in half a teaspoonf al of soda and let it boil live minutes; tlien add a pint of svveet milk and season witb butter, salt and pepper to suit. Bread crumbs, sago, barley or rice mav be added, if desired. Bread Omlet. - One teacup of bread crurnbs, one of sweet milk; let the milk come to a boiling point andpour it over the crumbs and Iet it stand a few minutes; take six eggs, beat them well and pour into the bread mixture; season with salt and pepper and a small lump of butter; when thoroughly mixed butter a hot skillet and pour the mixture in, letting it fry slowly; when one side is browned nieely cutit into squares and turn. Serve at once. Scotch Tart. - Line a pudding pan or square tin with a rich paste and fill the cavity with nice, rich, tart apples (that have been previously peeled, cored and quartcred) ; cover the apples with sufflcient sugar to suit and sprinklo with small bits of butter. Bake in a quick even until a nice brown Baked Whiteflsh. - Clean, rinse aod wipe dry, a nice fisli weighing about three pounds; rub the fish inside and out with salt and pepper, and then fill with a stuffing made liko that used for poultry; sew it up tightly and put it in a pan with a little buttor and enough water to keep from burning; drudge with flour and lay over the fish a few slices of salt pork shaved very thin, or some bits of butter. Bake sïowly two hours, basting it occasionally. Veal Pudding. - Line a pudding mold or tin pail with a rich paste, and fill the cavity with bits of veal cut into small piece; add a few pieces of salt pork and season to taste with butter, pepper, salt, parsley and thyme, and sufficient boiling water to fill the pail two-thirds f uil; dredge with flour and then cover the top with paste, and after placing the cover on firmly lie a cloth cloesly over the entire mold or pail and place it in boiling water and allow it to boil an hour or more. Hermits. - One eup of butter, one and one-half cups of brown sugar, one cup of chopped raisins. Miree eggs, one opuuuiui Buutt uissuiveu m uuee-iounns cup of milk, all kinds spice, flourenough to roll out; ent as cookies and bake iu ;i quick oven. Favorito Pudding:.- Beat three egga very light, the whites aud yolks oogether; flavor witli juice and thegrated rind of a lemon and a half toaspoonful of grated nutrneg; to this add ono cup of grated bread crumbs, one cup of linely chopped applo, one cup of Eiiglish currante and one and a half cups of sugar; stir these vigorously till well mixed, then put in a buttered pudding dish and boil for at least two hours and a half. Serve with any good sauce. Pork Tenderloin. - Stew ir, wateruntil nearly cooked; then with a Jittle butter in a hot spidcr, fry to a light brown; have a piece of buttered toast lor each piece of meat; salt and pepper and moisten with a thin milk gravy. Bermuda Potatoes Fried. - Slice the potatoes and put them into boiling water; cook until tender; remove amf put them mto a sauce pan with two ounces of botter, chopped parsley, salt and pepper and a cup of milk; cook all togefcher and thicken with a tablespoonful of flour stirred in cold water. ïinced Chicken.- Mineo cold cooked ehiuken very fine, adding somo minced liara or veal and bread crumbs; moisten with cream, season with pepper and salt, put it in a pudding dishandspread a thin coating of butter over the top; set it in the oven and bake a nice brown. Caif's Slice thin some nice salt pork, such as has a streak of fat and a .streak of lean, and fry until a light brown, then put in the liver ; cut about half an inch thick and dust well with flour aud season wilh a little pep per; whileit is frying, lay the slices of pork on top of it, and that makes it salt enough and gives it a fino flavor; fry until done through and shave at once, with a slice of pork on each slice of liver; great care should be taken not to cook the liver too much, or let it stand before eating, as it makes it hard and fcough. Cocoanut Cake. - Two eggs, one cup white sugar, one-half a cup sweet milk, one-quarter cup of butter, one and onehalf cups of flour, one and one-half teaspoonsfuls baking powder. Bake in moderate oven in pans one inch deep. To prepare dessicated cocoanut, beat the whites of two eggs to a stitf froth, a ld one cup of pulverized sugar and the cocoanut, af ter soaking it in boiling milk. Spread the mixture between the layers of cake and over the top. Curry of Mutton. - Sliee a medium sized onion, and put it with a large lump of butter in a saucepan; let it cook slowly for flve minutes. Cut the mutton in neat pieces; sprinklo curry powder over them. also a little salt, and juf t before putting in the saucepan pour a part of a cup of sweet creum over them. Let this all simmer gently for half an hour, so that the ingrediants will become thoroughly mixed. MÁishrooms Boiled. - Gather them fresh, paro and cut off the sterns, dip them in meltcd butter, season with salt and pepper, broil them on both sides over a clear fire; serve on toast. Poaced Eggs.- Place a frying-pan of salted boiling water on the fire filled with as many small muflin-rings as it hold; break the eggs singlv in a cup and pour into the rings; boil them two and one-half or three minutes; remove the rings and take up the eggs singly in i strainer; serve on half slices of nieely browned and buttered toast; put a smaíl piece of butter on each egg; pepper ílighily, and garnish with sprigs of parsley. Serve hot. Cornmeal Muffins. -Two cups of moal, the same, of flour, two and a half teaspoonfuls of baking powder, onelialf oop of sugar, teaspoonful of snit, small piece of butter, four eggs, niilk enough to make a stiff batter. Things Worth Knowing. To beat the wliites of eggs quickly put in a pinch of salt. The cooler the eggs the quicker they will froth. Salt cools and freshens theni. Bteswax and salt will make rusty llatirons as sniootb as glass. To keep ice froni Windows take a spoage or ordinary paint brush and rub over the glass once or twice with a little ccld alcohol. This not ouly keeps the panes free froni ice, but gives the jlass a fine polish. If jou vvish to pour boiling hot liquid into a glass jar or tumbler itcan be safe]y dono by putting a spoon in tho dish before yon pour, but a draught of cold air must not reach it. Roasted coffee is one of the most powerful d'sinfectants, not only rendering animal and vegetable eftluviaharmlessj but really destroying them. An attack of indigestión caused by eating mits, will be immediately relieved and cured by tho simple remedy, salt. Medical men recommend that salt should be use with nuts especially at night. Fish may be scaled mnch moro easily if dipped tor an instant in boiling water The unpleasantodor left in the breath aft er eating onions is entirely removed by a cup of strong coffee, and tho coffee beiog prepared while the oniors are being cooked counteracts the smeU. Tough meat may be made as tender as any by the addition of a little I vinegnr to the water whcn it ïs put on to boil. The reason why cabbage emits such a disagreeable smoll when boiling ia because the process dissolves the essential oil. The water should be changed when the cabbagc is half-cooked, and it will thus acquire greater sweetness. Never put pickles in a jar that has nad lard in it. If the brass top of a kerosene lamp has come off, it may be repaired with piaster of paris wet with a littlo water, and will be as strong as ever. To clean zinc, rub well with kerosene oil, then scour with fine sand. On coming out of a warm room or hall, to walk home on a cold or damp night, do not indulge in too much conversation, however agreeable your scort may be. Breathe through the nose, and keep the mouth shut as much as possible. To polish furnituro, mix vinegar with enough linseed to cut it; with this satúrate raw cotton, over which place soft nrnslin ; rub lightly over the articles. If chromos need cleaning, moisten a cloth in a little cold tea and wipe them off with a bit of chamois skin, after which polish with a little olive oil. Gilt frames, when new, can be covered with a coat of white varnish, and then all specks can be wiped off without harm. To clean oil-cloth, wash with warm milk. Onoe in six months scour with hot soapsuds, dry thoroughly, and apply a coat of varish. They will last as long again. To clean marblo, take two parts of common soda, one part of pumice stone, and one part of powdered chalk; sift through a very fine sieve, and mix with water. Then rub it well all over the marble, aud the stains will be removed. Then wash with soap and water, as before, and it will be as clean as it was at first. To give piaster casts the appearance of marble, dissolve one ounce of white soap and one ounoe of white wax in two quarts of water. Place it before the fire, and when the whole is incorporated the mixture is fit for use. Having well dried the figure, suspend it by some tvvine. and dip it in the varnish. In a quarter of an hour's time dip it again. These two dips will generally be found suliicient. Put the figure muy aside, covered from tlie dust for :i weck, and then vvith a soft rag rub it gently, when a brilliant gloss will be produced, To Restore Color - When the color on a fabric has been accidentally or otherwise destroyed by acid, ammonia is applied to ueutralize the same, afier vvhieh au application of chloroform will, in nearly all cases, restore the original color. The applicatiou of ammonia is common, but that of chloroform is bnt little known. Japanese Quilts - These are without any pattern. Tako a square of calicó or muslin twelve inches square, and upon this sew any scrap of silkyoumay have, regardless of size color or quality, turning in the joining edges. The" seams shcrald all be covered with a feather stitch done in different colored silks. Twenty squares make a eood sized quilt. Moth in Carpeta - Wring a coarse crash tovvel out of clear water, spread it smoothly on the carpet, iron it dry vvith a good hot iron, repeating the operation on all parts of the carpet suspected of being infested with moths. No necd to press hard, and neither the pile or the color of the carpet will be injured. The moth will be destroyfcd by the heat and steam. To Preserve Clothing froin Moths - Carefully shake and brush woolecs early in the spring, so as to be certain no eggs are in thern; then sew them up in a cotton or linen cloth, putting a piece of camphor gum into eachbundle; place in trunks or a moth-proof box. No moth will approach while the smell of the camphor continúes. When the gum is evaporated it must be renewed. Fura can ba protected in the same way


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