New PDF release: 1,001 Old-Time Household Hints: Timeless Bits of Household

By Editors of Yankee Magazine

ISBN-10: 1616081759

ISBN-13: 9781616081751

Wonder what Grandma might have used to wash greasy kitchen partitions? medication a sore throat? overcome insect pests in her vegetable backyard? ask yourself no longer!

Whatever your grandma did to mend and continue issues round the condominium and backyard, it most likely labored. That’s as the outdated methods are frequently the easiest methods by way of recommendations for daily difficulties, principles for saving time, and convenient recommendation for buying the task performed. And that’s the place 1,001 Old-Time family Hints is available in. locate the simplest tricks, advice, and secrets and techniques for every thing from cooking, cleansing, and residential upkeep to puppy care, gardening, and vacation celebrations. You’ll additionally locate how you can adapt and enhance a few old-time tools. detect an grand number of priceless and smart rules, together with how one can:

• fresh copper pans, utilizing buttermilk and salt
• Make actual sourdough bread the way in which the pioneers did
• struggle wrinkles and create kissable lips
• Use traditional constituents to fix your hair
• Create your personal particular body spray
• manage universal house in your house
• Use ivory cleaning soap for sharpening silver and bug keep an eye on
• correctly separate ingesting glasses which have been caught jointly
• And extra!

With 1,001 Old-Time family Hints in your kitchen desk or nightstand, you’re constantly within the stable corporation of an old-timer who’s able to dispense a useful trace, encouraging observe, or sage mystery on the flip of a web page. 310 colour images

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Put bait, such as a piece of fruit or bread, in the jar, insert a funnel in the mouth, and stand the two upside down on several blocks of wood, so a small gap is formed between the funnel and the surface of the table or floor. Flies will be drawn into the jar by the bait but won’t be able to find their way out, like lobsters in a trap. To get the flies, turn the jar and funnel right side up, fill the bottle water through the funnel, and then remove the funnel and pour the drowned flies down the drain or outside the house.

Pour the scalded liquid over the crumbs and let stand until they have absorbed most of the liquid and the mixture is cool. Beat the egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, and salt until creamy, and add to the coffee mixture. Add the baking soda (dissolved in 1 tablespoon warm water). Whip the egg whites until stiff and fold into the batter. Transfer to an oiled pudding pan or dish and set in a pan of warm water. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes, or until a knife when inserted comes out clean. Cool slightly and serve with whipped cream.

Voilà—no more grease stain! Caution: Use this method on paper wall coverings only. Do not use it on wallpapers that contain any form of vinyl or plastic. Paint Keeps Kitchen Walls Cleaner If you live in an old house with plaster walls, heed the advice of Emily Holt in The Complete Housekeeper (1912) the next time you redecorate your kitchen: Choose paint instead of wallpaper or wooden paneling. Paper and wood surfaces absorb dampness and cooking odors, and are difficult to clean. Painted plaster is best.

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1,001 Old-Time Household Hints: Timeless Bits of Household Wisdom for Today's Home and Garden by Editors of Yankee Magazine


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