1,001 Old-Time Household Hints: Timeless Bits of Household by Editors of Yankee Magazine

By Editors of Yankee Magazine

Wonder what Grandma may have used to wash greasy kitchen partitions? treatment a sore throat? triumph over insect pests in her vegetable backyard? ask yourself no longer!

Whatever your grandma did to mend and keep issues round the residence and backyard, it most likely labored. That’s as the previous methods are frequently the simplest methods by way of suggestions for daily difficulties, rules for saving time, and convenient suggestion for buying the activity performed. And that’s the place 1,001 Old-Time family Hints is available in. locate the simplest tricks, information, and secrets and techniques for every little thing from cooking, cleansing, and residential upkeep to puppy care, gardening, and vacation celebrations. You’ll additionally locate how one can adapt and increase a few old-time equipment. detect an grand number of necessary and smart principles, together with the right way to:

• fresh copper pans, utilizing buttermilk and salt
• Make genuine sourdough bread the way in which the pioneers did
• struggle wrinkles and create kissable lips
• Use normal parts to fix your hair
• Create your individual exact fragrance
• arrange universal house in your house
• Use ivory cleaning soap for sharpening silver and bug keep watch over
• accurately separate ingesting glasses which were caught jointly
• And extra!

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

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Attached to each end of the rack is an upright strip, or handle, that permits the rack containing the fish to be lifted out of the pan and the fish thus removed without breaking. ” If you can’t cook a live lobster right away, don’t feed or water it, Fern says. “A live lobster can survive in the cold at the very bottom of your refrigerator for as much as 48 hours. ” Store the live lobster in an open container, and keep it just a little moist with a seawater-dampened towel or newspaper. Do not immerse lobsters in water or place them on ice in an airtight container—they will suffocate.

3. Along the same lines, if you’re going to serve the meat in a sauce, cook the sauce thoroughly, and then stir in the meat. Let it heat gently until the meat reaches serving temperature. 4. To figure out how much sauce to make, start by deciding on the approximate amount (in cups) of meat and vegetables you plan to serve. Prepare half that amount of sauce. A New Look at Homemade Hash As a comfort food for a chilly night, you can’t beat hash—plus it’s a great way to use up leftover roast or cold potatoes, and easily mastered by ordinary cooks.

You can just sweep the newspaper into the dustpan and throw it away along with the other floor debris. Paper-Scrape Your Dishes Even when you’re using a miraculous modern dishwasher, it’s still a good idea to scrape plates before washing them. Whether you’re cleaning your fine china or just want to prolong the life of your everyday dishes, keep in mind this tip from Lydia Balderston in Housewifery (1919). ” But instead of dirtying a dish towel or wasting paper towels to wipe dishes, use yesterday’s news.

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