The Making of a Home

The Making of a Home

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... way my wife does, either as pie-timber, shortcake-fillin', or just plain sass, and I'd sooner have it than strawberry preserves. And it's so all-fired early--that's one o' the good things about it. Knock the head out of a barrel and set it over a plant as soon's the snow goes off, and put some fresh manure round it, and the first thing you know you've got all the pie-stuff you want. It comes in handy then, as any woman that has to cook for a family'll tell you, for pie-timber don't grow on ev'ry bush in April." I have to admit that I did not, at that time, have as favorable an opinion regarding the merits of rhubarb as my neighbor had. For some reason my wife had not made much use of it, though it was on sale in the city markets every spring. I had really gotten the impression that most persons used it as a substitute for more desirable things not obtainable when pie-plant was plentiful. But I have to admit that after we began to grow it, and Mary had learned to cook it as our old neighbor's wife cooked it, we changed our opinion, and since then we have come to consider it as a standby rather than a mere substitute. Some experience is needed in order to get the best results from it, Mary says. Most persons use too much water in stewing it. Just enough should be used to prevent it from burning until its own juices begin to flow. A bit of butter adds greatly to its richness, and a dusting of nutmeg gives it a flavor that is delightful. This Mary learned from the wife of our old neighbor. When one knows how to use it rhubarb becomes one of the housekeeper's most valuable assets, when considered as "pie-timber," "shortcake-fillin'," or " plain sass." To grow it to perfection it must be given a very deep soil, as...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655048X
  • 9781236550484