Fairbanks, Alaska Monday,
May 8, 1911
TIMELY TIPS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE
Swedish Fruit Soup.
Allow one-third of apricot or prune to two-thirds dried apples, in
proportion of a cup of the apples to two quarts of water. Wash and
soak overnight in the water. In the morning place on the stove with
a thinly sliced pineapples, oranges cut and half, a sprinkling of cinnamon
and a tablespoonful of tapioca or sago. Add another quart of water
and simmer until fruits and tapioca or sago are tender. Add a little
sugar or salt as liked.
First make plain lemon jelly, adding sugar according to the fruit
used. When beginning to set add thinly sliced pineapple, aronges cut
in small pieces and figs. Serve with whipped cream or a thin custard,
flavored with half a glass of maraschino.
Boil half a dozen white potatoes, then drain perfectly dry, force
through a sieve, return to the sauce pan, add salt, pepper, three tablespoonfuls
of butter and the yolks of four eggs. Beat all until perfectly smooth.
Dredge the rolling board with flour and form patties of the preparation.
Lay in a buttered baking-dish, brush with beaten egg and bake until
they are a light brown.
Make a rich omelet, and as it is ready to put in the pan have a half
cupful of chicken meat minced very fine, ready and flavored with a
little onion, salt and paprika, stir in the omelet, and cook at once.
Omelet Souffle with Marshmallows.
Make a rich omelet, a good recipe being the following: Beat the yolks
of six eggs until they are almost white, then
beat the whites until they are stiff, add a
pinch of salt, and beat all well for five minutes.
Put butter the size of a walnut in the pan
and when hot and well spread pour in the omelet.
Let brown and fold over. Place on a heated
plate, sprinkle with sugar around the omelet
place marshmallows which have been dipped
in brandy pour some brandy in the plate and
set it on fire after being placed on the table.
Cucumber and Asparagus Salad.
Prepare a strong aspic jelly by boiling in salted water until tender
a bunch of asparagus (or the tough end may
be used), two diced carrots, three stalks o
chopped celery, two slices of Bermuda onion, three whole
cloves and one bay leaf; then strain, add a
cupful of clear chicken stock and an ounce
of gelatin that has been soaked in a small cupful
of cold water for ten minutes; cook over hot
water until the gelatin is dissolved, and strain
again through double cheese-cloth, molding
in a large ring mold, with bits of feather
parsley, ring of hard-boiled eggs and half
olives. Place the mold directly on the ice to chill and
become firm, serving with the center filled
with cooked asparagus tips and cukes of crisp
cucumber, moistened with mayonnaise dressing. Garnish
with heart lettuce leaves and pickled capers.
A Good Way of Salting Almonds.
Blanch the almonds and dry in the oven to a golden brown. Take an
egg-white and twice as much water and coat
well. Drain and throw into and coat well. Drain
and throw into the salt, coating all over. Sit
dry and bottle.
Ice Cream Candy.
One cupful of granulated sugar, one-half cupful of water, one fourth
teaspoonful of cream of tartar. Boil for ten
minutes and add half a pound of butter. Cook
to the soft crack, pour out and, when cool enough
to handle, flavor with lemon or vanilla while
Dissolve gum Arabic or gum uragacnth in enough water to make a strong
solution. Stir in powdered sugar to make a
paste to rollout thin. Cut into small fancy shapes. Different flavors
call for different colors.
Pink calls for wintergreen or rose, light pink
for jusk, light lemon for lemon flavor and licorice for light brown.
This is a very nice
way for children to make candy.
Lemon Filling for Cake.
Beat one egg, add one capful of sugar and the juice and rind of one
lemon. Cook in an enameled pan till rather thick. When cool, spread.
One and a half cupfuls of brown sugar, one-fourth cupful of butter
and one-frourth cupful of water. Cook to the soft ball and pour over
half a pound of marshmallows melted over hot water. Beat till thick
and spread over the cake. Just before entirely set decorate with candied
marshmallows made by melting half a cupful of sugar over the fire and
dipping the marshmallows in and coating them.
Scald one-half cupful of milk and one cupful of water and when cool
add one yeast cake, one tablespoonful of shortening, two of molasses,
one cupful of hazel nut meats, one-half capful of white flour and whole
wheat flour to knead. Finish as any other bread. When one day old cut
into thin slices and cover with butter and orange marmalade.
One quart of rhubarb cut into pieces, the pulp and juice of an orange,
the rind of one orange cut into paper like strips and five almonds
cut thin. Add sugar to taste, but it should be rather tart. When cooked
Cut five pounds of rhubarb into small pieces and sprinkle with an
equal weight of sugar. Let stand overnight. In the morning pour boiling
water over a pound and a half of figs cut into bits. Add the rhubarb
and the grated rind and juice of two lemons. Cook till thick. Fine
for cold meats or cake filling.
One pound of almonds blanched and cut fine lengthwise, whites of seven
eggs beaten stiff and dry. Fold in the almonds, one pound of powdered
sugar and flavor with manilla. Spread sugar on the board and shape
the mixture into rings. Wax a pan and put the rings in and bake light
brown in a very slow oven.
One cupful of nut meats chopped fine, one cupful of sugar, one cupful
of flour, two eggs, flaor with lemon or rose.
Form into balls as large as walnuts and bake until a delicate brown,
but be careful not to burn.
Onions for the Nerves
If people understood the medicinal values of foods they would use
them more for physical ills, and doctors might have to go to something
else for a living. For instance, spinach and dandelion are good or
kidney troubles; celery is good for rheumatism, neuralgia, disease
of the nerves and nervous dyspepsia lettuce and cucumbers cool the
system and the former is good for insomnia.
If you want to perspire freely to relieve the system of impurities,
just try asparagus. Tomatoes contain veetale calomel and are good for
liver troubles, and strawberries make a fine complexion.
There is nothing, medicinally speaking, so useful in cases of nervous
prostration as the poor and humble onions. They are almost the best
nervine known, and may be used in coughs, colds, and influenza, in
consumption, scurvy and kindred diseases. White onions overcome sleeplessness,
while red ones are an excellent diuretic. Eaten eerie day they soon
have a whitening effect upon the complexion.
For malaria and erysipelas nothing is better than cranberries. Fresh
carrots and yellow turnips are good for nervous disorders, gravel and
scurvy; carrots for asthma, watermelons for epilepsy and yellow fever,
watercress for scurvy; lemons for feverish thirst in sickness, biliousness,
low fevers, rheumatism, coughs, colds and liver complaints.
Honey is a fine dish to take and is wholesome, strengthening, healing
and nourishing. Egg, beaten up raw with sugar,
are used to clear and strengthen the voice,
while with lemon juice and sugar the beaten white
of egg may be used to relieve hoarseness.