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Condition: This rare book is in good condition. Exterior as shown in photo. Inner hinges are strong and unbroken, the text block is firm and secure. The text is clean and complete. Some foxing on frontis plate. No torn, loose or missing pages. No dampstains, no musty smells. All in all, a good surviving example of this rare 126-year-old treatise on Victorian cooking, design and daily life.
This is a 130-year-old practical and philosophical guide to Victorian domesticity, including cookbook with more than 450 recipes and instructions for household decoration and daily life.
THE HEARTHSTONE treats all subjects related to the proper management of a Victorian home, everything from Victorian house design to interior decoration of the rooms. It offers practical instruction and advice on the correct methods of raising a Victorian family – household economy, child-rearing, proper occupations for men and women, administering to the sick, cooking, even the training and discipline of domestic servants. It also describes at great length suitable hobbies and sports for respectable Victorian women, including gardening and other dainty pursuits, along with lawn sports such as croquet, tennis and archery, and more.
This book explains not only the how of Victorian pursuits, but also the why. The author’s objective is to help the reader make a home as attractive, comfortable and productive as possible. Remember, this book was published during the age of industry, when the concept of work was placed on equal footing with pleasure.
Amid all the practical information, you will also find a great deal of Victorian sentimentality. The author regarded the home as a sacred institution – indeed, she refers to the family hearthstone as “the altar-hearth of home” and frequently invokes Howard Payne’s period melody, “Home, Sweet Home.” Home is a talisman, she writes, and we whisper the word in our own hearts and wear the thought of it about us like a charm or amulet. Thus, in addition to historic perspectives on the concept of home, the book also contains longing reminiscences of evenings by the fire, visits to Grandfather’s farm, and time spent “at mother’s knee” -- the kind of romanticism that made Currier and Ives very rich men.
It’s the complete Victorian experience (well, if you don’t count that whole repressed sexuality thing). Loads of advice and instruction, enlightened by a practical sense and a parlor sensibility.
In order to give you the most accurate description of this Victorian volume, I have provided some helpful details below. First, a concise and thorough summary of the book’s contents -- including a summary of the more than 450 recipes featured in the Cookery section -- followed by a generous sampling of the beautiful illustrations which adorn these pages.
All of this is to help you make an informed decision when offerding. I hope you’ll take a few moments to have a look.
CHAPTER ONE ~ HOMES ANCIENT AND MODERN: The idea of home and how associated * The original idea of the ancients * David and his palace * A habitation in Israel * Its minarets and towers homes for the birds * Rowland Taylor’s remark * “Lead, kindly Light” * Loneliness of the homeless * “The night si dark, and I am far from home” * Howard Payne’s world-famous song * The secret of its popularity * The melody of every human heart * The prodigal son * Like Joseph in his inquiries * The voice of the good angel * To the “diggings” in Australia * Charles Lamb’s sonnet * Some old proverbs * The test of duty * The dying soldier * Humble earnings * “The old folks at home” * A Pauline phrase * Cross-grained creatures * A touch of nature * Two kinds of sons * The brand of Cain * The effect of home-training * William Wilberforce’s sons * A right ambition * Alien proprietorship * A condition of things not lasting * German and English peoples * Home and its central fires * Two kinds of citizenship * The sacred heritage of family lirfe * An old English proverb * Man’s and woman’s part in homebuilding * The destruction of a perfect ideal * Oscar Wilde * The old log-fire * Musings of memory * The days of unleavened bread * Pictures in the fire * The lid of a tin kettle * James Watt’s inspiration * “On the past they stream” * The altar-hearth of home
CHAPTER TWO ~ HOME-MAKING AND HOME MANAGEMENT: “Those lights of home * The Mecca of the heart * A German legend * An inspiring task * The weal or woe of the house * The true basis of home life * A one needful presence * For the children’s sake * A humiliating admission * The pleasantest place in the house * An eyesore anywhere * Dining room walls * A bright background * What the best authorities favor * Dining room furnishings * The place for a mirror * Small articles and pictures * Silver wire versus woolen cord * Desirable ornaments * Buffet and silver * A lack that is felt * Knick-knacks * Chairs * Why children are ill mannered * The advantages of a sitting room * One lady’s habit * Drawing rooms and parlors * How to furnish a sitting room * The “little things” * Elevation of domestic service * Overtaxed women * A grave error * What parlor carpets do * Strong charges * “Too good to be used” * Master of the house * Shaker independence * Not slaves to inanimate things * At what they marvel * Their religious principle * The origin of carpets * For what first used * “If” * Woman should be consulted * Good floors * Old time flower bed designs * Cheap carpets * How corners are kept clean * The enemy of weak lungs * How to sweep a carpet * A radical doctrine * The adornment of windows * Objections to certain kinds of draperies * The secret of success with curtains * Flowers in the window * An objection to window gardens * Ferneries * A window conservatory * How made * A necessity of all windows * A beautiful transparency * True method of cleaning windows * Wire screens * The mistake of house furnishers * Costly things not always the most desirable * The error of choosing hastily * What to buy * Mantel decorations * The folly of overcrowding * In regard to books * The borrowing visitor * A folding screen * Old furniture re-covered * Preferred materials * A mantel-piece border * Fire place screen * Some uses of Silesia * Time wasted * Work basket curiosities * A discouraging sight * An evil genius in the home * Temperance in sewing * The pleasure of work * What is weaved into its warp and woof * The veneering style in sewing * A much abused trade * Art needle work
CHAPTER THREE ~ THE BABY IN THE HOME: Reflections of the father * His misgivings * A familiar domestic scene * The mother’s meditations * A miniature of all biography * Entertaining an angel unawares * “Why?” * Precocious and gifted children * Where parents live again * A curious incident * Multitudinous reflections * Thomas Starr King’s death bed * A spiritualistic theory * “The patterns of things in heaven” * Parents who transmitted their life work * Darwin and Herbert Spencer as intellectual heirs * Parental responsibility * “A mere child” * A study of a baby * Samuel Johnson’s advice * The parents’ hand * Hartley Coleridge’s childhood * His brother’s account of it * Henry Crabb Robinson’s diary * Precocity of Coleridge * Odes to him by his father, and by Wordsworth * His character and fate * A strange combination of qualities * The slaves of the opium habit * The inheritor of his father’s sins * An opium-eating father * A dram-drnking son * The fatal transmission of appetites * A bright career blighted * Expelled from England’s oldest university * A hopeless drunkard * A lesson to fathers * The unwritten page of a child’s life * A mistaken idea * Pharaoh’s daughter * The child not to vegetate, but to live * An old proverb should be verified * Home influences * the government of temper * The baby at the home-school * Itself a teacher * Its chief lessons * The father’s second birth * The quickness of children’s mental and moral perceptions * The language of heavey * What science teaches * The heart language pf the baby in the home
Chapter Four ~ “Upstairs, Downstairs, in My Lady’s Chamber”: The servant question * A universal cry * Conversations heard in homes * Characters given to servants * “Goodness! How dreadful!” * The consternation of a housemaid * The fate of a blue velvet mantilla * Reminiscences of Matilda Pancake and Lucretia Muffins * The thieving cook * The other side * Servants’ grievances * The proper example wanted * One’s self-respect and that of others * Faithful servants the world’s salvation * The doing of honest work * The ideas that foreign domestics bring with them * The faithful old servant * Joseph a typical servant * Dethronement of reason * Peculiarities of servants * Left as well as right hands * Horrible moments * The habit of humming * What causes animosity * Times that try mistresses’ souls * An old Scotch proverb * “Some servants” * The good servant a masterpiece of Christian civilization * Her position next that of teacher * Biographies of old servants * Training schools * Butter-fingered girls * A forgetful cook, and how cured * The hand of the servant, and what it does with the machinery of home
CHAPTER FIVE ~ SPORTS AND GAMES FOR LADIES: Sports and games in the United States * Outdoor exercises for women * An increasing demand for them * The list of out-door sports * Descriptions of each * Lawn-tennis and how played * Essentially a field sport for ladies * The best for enjoyable outdoor exercise * Playing tennis * Archery * Recreations of the archery field * How to learn it * Exercise that develops the chest muscles * Shooting at a target * The trials of a novice * How to take aim * Rules for holding the bow and arrow * Croquet * A telltale game * Test of fine manners * Croquet unlike other games * Not played according to set rules * Why the game lost popularity * The place where croquet is played best * Experts at play * A great courting and flirting game * The points of difference in the game * A peculiarity of croquet * Three ways of arranging croquet hoops * Diagrams * Dimensions of grounds * Terms used in croquet * Calisthenics * An exercise necessary for girls * The objection to the majority of games * A special benefit derived from systematic exercise * Calisthenics not necessary for one class of girls * The costume for calisthenics * Skating * The most graceful of sports * The sociability of a popular skating lake * Advantages to health * Why girls should skate * The essentials for the full enjoyment of skating * Confidence essential in skating * The first neetmok lesson * The sensation of standing on an edge * To balance one’s self * The fundamental basis of all efforts on skates * The fear that causes a fall * Lean on the outer edge * Fancy skating * A pretty sight * Skating on rollers * The difference in the two methods * What can be done on roller skates * Walking * A neglected exercise * How to become a good walker * The difference between city promenading and walking * The kind of shoes to wear * A ten mile morning constitutional * Ladies’ walking parties * What women are capable of in the way of walking * English country ladies * Locomotion of the city belle * Something to be ashamed of * Certain sanitary rules about walking * Walking a natural acquirement * The benefits derived from walking * Care of the feet essential * Frequent change of shoes necessary * A pedestrian’s advice * Where and how long walks should be taken * Haste to be avoided * Something not to be forgotten * Bathing and swimming * The art of swimming a valuable essential to good health * Increasing popularity of swimming* Rules for healthy sea-bathing * When to bathe * When not to do so * When to leave the water * Cramps * How to swim * Presence of mind the chief requisite * How animals swim * The Indians natural swimmers * When the art is an impossible one to attain * The motion of the limbs in swimming * How to act under a painful circumstance * The editor of the London Truth * The philosophy of breathing, the true secret to learning to swim * Rowing * The chances of accidents * No girl should go out alone unless a swimmer * The action of dipping, pulling and lifting the oar * Make haste slowly * Feathering the oar * The muscles of the wrist * Chess * A scientific indoor recreation * An easy game to learn * A mental rest, not a mathematical study * Books of instructions * Their characteristics * Nerve and strategic skill required, not a book of knowledge * Chess analysis * Hints to beginners * Directions
CHAPTER SIX ~ THE LIBRARY IN THE HOME: The completeness of home life * The thing wanting in homes * St Paul an intellectual architect * A heathen philospher’s amazement * Unfinished characters * A want in most homes * The effect of flowers * The color cure * In what life consists * Plato’s teachings * Tastes in bookis * The Bishop of Winchester’s opinions * Book-borrowers * A vulgar habit * Some annotators * An intellectual small pox * Scribblers and note takers * A good plan * The beginnings of a library * General culture versus special knowledge * Dickens and Thackeray * Some other authors * Archbishop Trench’s opinion * A guiding principle * Different mental foods * Poetry * Its rank and influence * Indiscriminate reading * Charles Kingsley * Early skepticism * Destructive influences * Wordsworth’s excursion * What poetry is * Two studies * Shakespeare’s and Milton’s lives * What is invaluable in a library * Some good essays * What boys like * Bulwer Lytton’s advice * Dickens’ child history * Mrs Barbauld’s poem * General Wolfe’s declaration * Thomas Edward * The Scotch naturalist * The books one should read * A good motto
CHAPTER SEVEN ~ CHOICE OF OCCUPATION: Doing nothing * The effect of continued idleness * Overworked people * God’s nobleman * An important act * Mistakes of fathers * The case of the minister * The unhappy man * A great minister * Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci * “A rolling stone” * Pleasure in work * The efforts of children * The “well done” * Mistakes in choosing work * A typical picture * A stalwart cook * Girls without talent * A chance for genius * What some men would make * “The father of the man” * Some great men * Benjamin Franklin as a boy * Force of character * “Know thyself” * Why Solomon doubted * Cooperation * Sowing and reaping * Every man’s duty * “The night cometh” * A noble ambition * Good old Bible words
CHAPTER EIGHT ~ IN THE SICK ROOM: Were life-laws obeyed * Dr Richardson’s observations * Natural death * Every house an occasional hospital * A vital necessity * Women interested * Lectures on a baby * A good hand-book * Health essentials * Ventilation * Laws for the sick room * Infectious diseases * Personal cleanliness * A slow poison * A great danger * Sponging * Beds and bedding * Relief in time of weakness * Miss Nightingale’s saying * Blankets and comfortables * Dr Burdette on cottage hospitals * The draw sheet * Pure air and suitable food * Irritability of brain * Why sleep is important * The matter of noise * A calm manner * The faculty of observation * Objectionable habits in the sick room * Horrible monotony * An old fashioned notion * A weight on any one * The baby in the sick room * Some errors of the past * The food cure * Dr Edward Smith’s book * An essential to health * Starved in the midst of plenty * A great comfort * What beef tea is * Some mistakes about nourishment * Pavy’s rules * The appearance of things * Duties to one’s self * Powers called into play in sickness * “Having done all, to stand” * Tables of diets * Appetites of convalescents * Beef essence and tea * Broths and gruels * Some dainty dishes for the sick
CHAPTER NINE ~ THE PHYSICIAN IN THE HOME: Knowledge of medicine * Fits and starts in health-taking * Doctors and medicines are luxuries * Like unto the curfew bell * The village doctor * The ideal parish * “Cheer but not inebriate” * The cemetery of Healthytown * The old parson * Farmer Freshtwig * The stories of the doctor and the undertaker * “Wash and be clean” * A result of unnatural training * “Too tired to be clean” * The greatest preservatives of health * A fact established * How to take a bath * Cold feet * Chewing and bolting food * A fruitful case of dyspepsia * What to keep in the house * Exercise * A folly * Where stimulants are useful * Fresh air opponents * A deceitful prophet * A disagreeable mission * Ugly mouths * Teeth from the dentist * Pomatum and bear’s grease * “Lastly, gentle reader”
CHAPTER TEN ~ MEDICINAL AND HYGIENIC RECIPES: Bruises * Cramps * Headaches * Lumbago * Measles * Diarrhea * Poison * Stings * Toothache * Whooping cough * Bronchitis * Erysipelas * Jaundice * How to give chloroform * Evil effects of ice water * Cold tea * To purify rooms after sickness * How to make pepsin * A powerful antidote * How to treat a cold * Sick stomach * Soda for burns * Acid burns * Insects in the ear * The night air superstition * Advice to dyspeptics * Alcohol and dyspepsia * Disinfectants * Mental headache * Sprained ankle * Inflamed eyes * Early rising * Preventive against sea sickness * In drowning cases * The airing of beds * Advise with reason * Various remedies * Sleep * Perfect ventilation * Household diet * Ventilation of cellars * Cure for earache * The prevention of sunstroke * Worth knowing and remembering * Cure for a felon * Sticking plaster * Diptheria and sore throat * Stiffness and aching limbs * The lemon * Fasting * Neuralgia and sciatica * Catarrh * Coughing * Croup * Other remedies
CHAPTER ELEVEN ~ ECONOMY IN THE HOME: The dollar saved * Mistaken ideas * The “pennywise and pound foolish” * Unwise acts * Not an easy habit to acquire * “The rainy day” * Pride which shrinks * Ten cents a day * The constant droppings * A suggestitve table * Rothschild’s income * The foundation principle in economy * One’s health and generous living * Utilizing remainders * Clothing the body * Bargaining housekeepers * Poor Moses in “The Vicar of Wakefield”
CHAPTER TWELVE ~ LIFE AT HOME: The first sure symptoms of a mind in health * The disturbing element * The undoing of peace and happiness * The deadly nightshade * The unsafe element * Abnormal tendencies * The secret of a happy home * The Jacobs and Esaus * The Cinderella in the home * The innate narrowness of parents * Unkindness to children * Petting and spoiling * Pigmy lords * A miniature republic * The sensitive spot * Diversities of gifts in children * Memories of birthdays * Rebekah a bad mother * The dead baby * A piteous spectacle * Love sweetens everything * The reformation that makes the real home
CHAPTER THIRTEEN ~ HOUSEHOLD ORNAMENTATION: Antimacassars * Work-baskets * Aprons * Wall-baskets * Silk curtain bands * Perfume sachets * * How to crystallize grasses * How to press flowers * Hanging baskets * Design for screens * The hanging of pictures * The question of fireboards * The ubiquitous Japanese fan * Sachets * Economical mats * Velvet painting * Covers for tables and chairs * Pin cushions and carriage rugs * Pretty tidies * To use ferns * The place for thermometers * Case for overshoes * Salad oil bottles for vases * Curtains * Waste paper baskets * Easels * Watch and jewelry cases * Dados of colored matting * Zephyr balls * The Kensington work * A pretty mat * Skeleton leaves * Tapestry work * Basil leather work * Cabinets * Cheap materials for portieres * Seaweed * Cut work * A coverlet wrought by Mary, Queen of Scots * The Kensington stitch * Sewing buttons on * How to make netting * Fire place curtains * Pen wipers and scrap bags * Ottoman and chair covers * Lace albums * Pretty contrivances for bed-rooms * Boxes and trunks
CHAPTER FOURTEEN ~ FLORICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE: The taste for the beautiful * The influence of flowers * “The wilderness to blossom” * A beauty which Solomon saw * The love of flowers * Matthew Arnold’s expression * As aids to memory * Ophelia’s emblems of the feelings of the heart * The “sweet gardening toil” * There, there are no flowers * The garden of Eden * “Nothing but leaves” * General directions for flower growing * Roses * Their training and their enemies * A window plants * Watering window plants and window gardening * Geraniums * How to preserve flowers in sand * Repotting plants * The Catalonian Jessamine * A water bouquet * A flower bed * Seasonable hints * Plants at rest * Flower-raising * English ivy * To keep cut flowers fresh * Tuberoses * Fancy fern pans * Fuchsias * How to set grafts * The cause of buds blasting * To grow hyacinths in water and in moss * Propagating plants * Begonias * Camellia japonica * Preserving autumn leaves * Rockeries and grottoes * The preservation of bouquets * To transplant mignonette * Planting flower seeds * Training tomato plants * How the Japanese restore faded flowers * Hyacinths * Tulips
CHAPTER FIFTEEN ~ THE LAUNDRY: A restful sight * To wash well * Some hints to housekeepers * Soaking clothes over night * Washing directions * Washing and bleaching flannels * Sprinkling clothes * Colored wool fabrics * To wash black goods * Light colored cashmeres * Removing spots * How to wash blankets, light colored calicoes, delicate muslins, cambrics, silk handkerchiefs and stockings, white cashmeres and lace curtains * The virtues of borax * To remove mildew * To do up and renovate black silk * Putting away clothes * How to remove stains from linen * Various recipes * Cleaning cloth garments * Removing fruit stains * How to bleach cotton * Some recipes for dyeing * How to revive kid gloves * Bleaching process * Starch * The care of towels * Stains, etc
CHAPTER SIXTEEN ~ THE TOILET: A trite old saying * The beauty worthy a name * A tell tale feature * A good complexion * Madame Recamier * Her strongest point * A cosmetic for the face * To be handsome * To remove wrinkles * Directions for painting wrinkles out of the face * A nice preparation for chapped hands * A harmless cosmetic * To disperse freckles * A pleasant perfume * Buttermilk as a cosmetic * Toilet soap * A good method for removing superfluous hair * To remove fleshworms * How to crimp hair * A mouthwash * Preservation of the teeth * Some bad habits * How to remove pimples * Care of the hands * How to clear the complexion * To reduce the flesh * A harmless dye
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN ~ COMPANY IN THE HOME: The choice of friends * What true friendship is * Two proverbs * Charles Kingsley’s saying * Don Quixote and Sancho Panza * Constant familiarity * Pope’s lines * With whom not to be intimate * Dr Johnson and his Boswell * The reminiscences of silent hours * Our neighbors * A French exile and Napoleon the Third * The household a sheepfold * Scabby and healthful sheep * “Avoid bad company” * Mischief-making persons * Home-rulers * Tittle tattle * Gossips * Hackneyed expressions * The tragic and melodramatic incidents in the village circle * The tell-tale * Victims and critics * The enemies of peaceful homes * Untimely and unprofitable visitors * The distinguishing trait of home-life * Altered manners of friends * Malevolent people * A rack of self torture * Miss Tattle * Mr Teller * Underground misunderstandings * Dr Griswold and Thackeray * “Do I look like a snob?” * The natural curiosity of the idle * Strong measures against gossips * Busy people * Mr Fuss and Miss Feathers * An untimely visit * Self-protection * A compliment worth having * To make friends is to be friendly * The voice a tremendous force * Casting pearls before swine * When company is oppressive * Home should not be a tavern or a club * The old proverb * A home where pleasant people gather
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN ~ HOME MEMORIES: The earliest scenes * Cowper’s description of his mother’s picture * The Madonna * The dearest of all memories * “Dear kindly faces” * The nurse’s arms * Her influence on the home * Familiar objects * The preserve-closet and the smacking of lips * The garden and the garden gate * Memories of sisters and brothers * Carlo’s bark and Dobbins’ trot * In the twilight hour * The mysteries of the fire * An element the Persians worshipped * What fire suggests * Fire musings * The Yule log when the fire is out * The wanderer’s return * Stories around the fireside * Grandma’s reminiscences * “Burn brightly, winter fire” * “Home, Sweet Home” by John Howard Payne, a world-famous song * The poet’s own fireside * Where he first heard the air * The song writte n for an opera * Where written * Facts about Payne’s life * His return to New York * His words at a banquet * An orphan and exile * “A name to live” * A story in this connection * His song a magic “sesame” which opens all hearts
CHAPTER NINETEEN ~ PETS IN THE HOUSEHOLD: “Poor relations” * The dog and the horse familiar family friends * The reasoning power of some dogs * De Long’s mistake in killing the dogs with his party * Power of dogs to find food through scent * Brute instinct like supernatural revelation * Seven little kittens * Family conference * Six cats to die * Remarkable instinct of the deserted animals * Ishmaels without Hagar * The miseries of the feline Arabs * A ghastly traveling party of three * Eight miles over a strange road * A dog’s affection * Doherty’s description * No magnanimity in cats * The biography of dogs * The cat likened unto Jacob as a supplanter * Tray and Tabitha * Kittens and parrots * Canary birds * Rabbits * Guinea pigs and ravens * The hand that feeds the animals * Two pets enough * The dog first in rank * Faitfhul and affectionate * The vacant kennel * The ancient Athenians and dogs * The grief of dogs * The first thing to be taught * The canine gourmand * Mercy and manners * Care of canaries, parrots and mocking birds * How to feed and care for them * Some diseases to which they succumb
CHAPTER TWENTY ~ THE MOTHER IN THE HOME: A typical mother * Test of character * Self denial and tact * A pen picture of an ideal woman * How she met poverty, change and rebellion * Occupation for her children * Friend and counselor * Fortunate children * Hard work and happiness
Chapter Twenty-One ~ Duty of Parents to Children: A codicil to the fifth commandment * Martyrs among children * The cruelty of injustice * The memory of a wrong * The child-life of the Saviour * What a theme * His commandment to children * Reaping what is sown * An obnoxious vice * The saddest of retrospects * Ignorance of the laws of life * Unfortunate heritages * The sins of the fathers * Rights of children * Early and heedless marriages * Young and overburdened mothers * Commonplace people * What every child is entitled to * A celebrated divine’s singular conclusion * Motherhood unrespected * The inhumanity of man * An unhappy and discordant man * Why he was such * The crime of infanticide * The sins of ignorance * A prophecy regarding the nation
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO ~ DEATH IN THE HOME: Jeremy Taylor’s views of death * A tranquil sleep * The selfishness of the living * Old heathen an example to Christians * Death in the home * Rigid English ceremonies * Gloomy views of death * Inconsistencies of children * Lord Byron’s saying * The dead near us * A victory over human weakness * To meet again * Such a hope rational * Human affections more than animal weaknesses * Outward observances of death * Anniversaries of deaths * Pessimists and moral dyspeptics * “Maybes of the hereafter” * The home minaret touching the blue sky * Until “mamma” comes home
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE ~ HOME ARCHITECTURE: A noble ambition * To own a home * The great question * A home in fact * Locality and drainage * Country and suburban homes * Sydney Smith on Salisbury Plain * “Four miles from a lemon” * Mistakes of builders * Inconvenient localities * Antagonistic possibilities * External and internal arrangements * Where “every prospect pleases” * Why St Simon Stylites lived on a pillar * Errors in house-building * A vast deal of discomfort * Innumerable doors * A feeling they produce * Staircases and pantries * A question of knobs and hinges * A woman’s knowledge of closets * Storage room with pegs and shelves * Life-saving problems * Fire-proof houses * Heating facilities * Health before ornament * Designs for house architecture * Interior arrangement of homes
Chapter Twenty-Four ~ The Kitchen in the Home: What it should be * Brillat-Savarin * The kitchen in old Roman houses * How some housekeepers neglect kitchens * The center warmth of the home * American stomachs * How business men eat * Druggists in demand * The diet of some men and women * Ills the doctor cannot remedy * The art required to cook * Alfred the Great and the cakes * Attention and consciousness of attention required to cook * Leaden bread * The Englishman in China * The disguising power of gravy and sauces * The rule of the Athenian philosopher * Socrates’ preferences * King George III and apple dumpling * The beggar and George the Fourth * The wedding breakfast of Charles the Sixth * The diet of Friar Tuck and the “gentle hermit of the dale” * The foods of different countries * Sir John Franklin and the Esquimaux lad * The simplest of all food * The frying pan and other cooking utensils * Talleyrand and the fat Bishop * The American kitchen * German and English cookery * The best teacher to have in the kitchen
CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE ~ COOKERY RECIPES: Soups: Stock – General Remarks * Economical stock * White stock * White or medium stock * Mock Turtle Soup (Mrs. Reynolds’ recipe) * Tomato soup * Lobster Soup * Vegetable Soup – Three Recipes * Potato Soup * Rice Soup * Turnip Soup * Cabbage Soup * Carrot Soup * Queen Victoria’s Favorite Soup * Green Corn and Tomato Soup * Oyster Soup – Two Recipes * Macaroni Souop * Pea Soup with celery * Pea Soup * Vermicelli Soup * Stew Soup * Turkey Soup * Cucumber Soup (French Recipe) * Hodge-Podge * Asparagus Soup * Mutton Soup * Force-Meats * Force-Meat for Pike, Carp and various kinds of Fish * Force-Meat for Veal, Turkeys, Fowls, Hare, Etc Fish: General directions for dressing * How to broil a shad * How to bake shad * How to dress shad * Pharisee Clams * Clams * Boiled Shoulder of Cod * Salt-Fish Chowder * Nantucket Chowder * How to cook Codfish * How to dress Lobster, cold * Lobster patties * Lobster Salad * How to boil Lobsters * Stewed Eels * Boiled Salmon * Salmon and Caper-Sauce * Pickled Salmon * Stuffed and Baked Fish * How to Fry Fish * Fried Smelts * Sardines Oysters: Oyster Soup * Broiled oysters * How to stew oysters * Another way * How to fry oysters * Oysters or Clam Fritters * Scolloped Oysters Meats: Broiling * Frying * Boiling * Stewing * Stewed tripe * Boiled round of Beef * Roasted Meats * Broiled Beefsteaks or Rumpsteaks * Broiled Beef-Bones * How to Clarify Beef Drippings * Beef A La Mode * Beef A La Mode, Virginia fashion * Beefsteak Pie * Baked Beefsteak Pudding * How to Pickle Beef for Winter Use and for Drying * Italian Beefsteak * Beefsteak * Boiled Tongue * Boiled Breast of Mutton and Caper-Sauce * Warmed-over Meats * Sausages * Roast Haunch of Venison * Boiled Leg of Mutton * Broiled Mutton and Tomato Sauce * Mutton chop * A plain stew * A Nice Stew * Potted Meats * Roast Leg of Lamb * Beef Patties * Spiced Veal * Veal and Ham Sandwiches * Veal Pie * Pickled Tongue * Broiled Ham and Eggs * How to boil a ham * Pigs’ Feet * Souse * Pork and Beans Poultry and Game: Roast Turkey * Another way to roast a turkey * Boiled turkey * How to bake a turkey * Stewed turkey * Chicken pie * Chickens * Smothered Chicken * Chicken or Fowl Patties * Fried Chicken * Roast Goose * Partridge Pie * Pigeons on Toast * Boiled Rabbit * Stewed Rabbit * A Delicious Stuffing Sauces and Gravies: Brown Apple Sauce * Bread Sauce * Browning for Gravies and Sauces * Clarified Butter * Melted Butter * Caper Sauce for Fish * Gravy for Roast Beef * Gravy for Steak * Cheap gravy for minced meat * Gravy for venison * Substitute for caper sauce * Celery Sauce * Tomato Sauce for keeping * Pepper sauce * Chow-Chow * How to preserve parsley through winter * Keeping Sweet Cider * Home-made Vinegar * Cheap vinegar * Spiced tomatoes * Spiced sweetmeats * Hot spice * Crab sauce for fish * Cucumber Vinegar * Caramel for Coloring Vegetables: Miss Corson’s Rules for Vegetables: Time-Table for Boiling * Tomatoes * How to Broil Tomatoes * How to can tomatoes * How to boil green corn * Sweet corn * How to cook egg-plant, Mrs. Taylor’s Recipe * Egg-Plant * Baked Egg-Plant * Succotash * Corn Fritters * Asparagus * Macaroni * How to peel onions * Cauliflower * Fried Oyster Plant * How to cook hominy * Parsnips * Boiled green peas * How to dress salsify * Boiled cabbage * Boiled carrots * White beans * Lima beans * Chartreuse of vegetables * How to cook greens * How to boil potatoes * How to use cold potatoes * Fried potatoes * Baked potatoes * Rice * Canning corn * How to dry green corn * Higdum * Fried celery * Boiled onions Eggs, Omelets, Etc.: Egg-Baskets * How to keep eggs fresh * For testing the age of eggs * Omelet * Tomato omelet * Oyster omelet * Washington Omelet * Rum Omelet * Asparagus Omelet * Buttered Eggs * Stuffed Eggs * Pickled Eggs * Poached Eggs * How to boil eggs for breakfast, salads, etc * Scrambled Eggs * Fried Eggs * Poached Eggs with Cream * Toast and Eggs * Eggs in Italian Style Salads: Mustard Salad * Cabbage Dressing * Salad Dressing * Salad Sauce * Chicken Salad * Dressing for Chicken Salad * Cabbage Salad * Carrot Salad * Shrimp Salad * Cold Slaw * Hot Slaw * Mayonnaise Dressing Pies: Pie-crust * Very Good Puff Paste * Pastry * Potato Pie * Peach Pie * Custard Pie * Cocoanut Pie * Lemon Pie * Lemon Custard Pie * Lemon Cream Pie * Tarlaton Pie * Cherry Pie * Pumpkin Pie * Mince Pie * Cream Raspberry Tarts Puddings: Baked puddings * Baked Rice Pudding * Boiled Rice Pudding * Lemon Sauce * Apple Sauce * Sauce for Baked Pudding * Pudding Sauce * Corn Starch Pudding * Home Pudding * How to Make Indian Pudding * Bread Pudding * Plum Pudding * Carrot Plum Pudding * Puffets * Steam Pudding * Hasty Pudding * Green Corn Pudding * Tapioca Pudding * Lemon Pudding * Baked Flour Pudding * Batter Pudding * Cocoanut Pudding * Cottage Pudding * Apple Dumplings * Suet Pudding * Apple Pudding Creams, Jellies, Custards, Etc.: Jelly moulded with fresh fruit or Macedoine de Fruits * Tapioca Cream * Lemon Cream * Economical Lemon Cream * Whipped Cream * Orange Cream * Pineapple Ice Cream * Raspberry Ice Cream * Strawberry Ice Cream * Coffee Ice Cream * Bavarian Cream * Chocolate Eclairs * Cream for filling * Jelly of Irish Moss * How to clarify water for ices * Lemon ices * Orange Ice * Pineapple Ice * Lemon Water Ice * Orange Moulded with Slices of Orange * A Pretty Dish of Oranges * Apple Trifle * Ambrosia * Meringues * Open Jelly with Whipped Cream * Blanc-Mange * Apple Charlotte * Harlequin Jelly * Baked Custard * Custard * Apple Custard * Chocolate Custard * Rice Custard * Charlotte Russe * Floating Island * Cocoanut for Dessert * A Dainty Dish * Cocoanut Macaroons * Everton Candy * Chocolate Kisses * Caramel Candy * Taffy Candy * Chocolate Caramels * Currant Jelly * Orange Jelly * How to Mould Bottled Jellies * Apple Jelly * Jelly * A very simple and easy method of making superior orange wine * Lemon syrup * For a summer draught * Currant wine * Recipe for making blackberry wine * Elderberry wine Preserves, Canned Fruits, Etc.: How to preserve fruit * Stewed Pears * Watermelon Preserves * Preserved Orange Peel * Preserved Strawberries * How to preserve grapes * Preserved grapes in bunches * Preserving grapes with honey * Grapes preserved in pumpkins * Peaches preserved in brandy * How to preserve oranges * Raspberry Lily * Drying fruit * Dried apples * A nice way to bake apples * Apple custard * Sealed apples * Apples * Quinces * Canning fruit * Jam * Cherry jam * Raspberry jam * Orange marmalade * Brandy pineapple * Mouldiness * Fruit flavoring * Initials on fruit * A Good Dessert * A garnish for sweet dishes Pickles and Catsups: How to pickle lemons with the peel on * How to pickle lemons without the peel * Knickerbocker Pickle * How to pickle green tomatoes * How to pickle red tomatoes * Indian or yellow pickle * Mangoes * Mushrooms * Onion and cucumber pickles * How to pickle gherkins * Nasturtiums * Pickled grapes * How to pickle peaches * Pickled peppers * Pickled onions * Spanish onions, pickled * Pickled plums * East Indian Pickle * English Pickles * How to pickle eggs * Universal Pickle * A Tennessee Recipe for Tomato Catsup * Cucumber Catsup * Walnut Catsup * How to make curry powder Breads, Breakfast Cakes, Etc.: Mixed Breads * Topsy Bread * Brown Bread * Graham Flour * Graham Bread * Shaker Bread * Corn Bread * Self-Raising Bread * Egg Corn Bread * Wheat Bread * French Bread * Excellent Rolls * Buns * Dough Cakes * Soda Biscuit * Plain Soda Biscuit * Crisp Soda Biscuit * Biscuits * Hard or Water Biscuit * Crisp Biscuits * Dessert Biscuits * Plain Johnny Cakes * Strawberry Short-cake * Southern Hoe Cake * Corn Cakes * Economy Cakes * Nice Breakfast Cakes * Rice or Hominy Griddle Cakes * Bread-Cake * Batter Cakes * Soft Waffles * Graham Muffins * Mufffins * Indian Muffins * White Flour Gems * Dr Trall’s Recipe for Gems * Toast without butter * Crackers * To make pancakes * Pancakes * Rice Croquettes * Rice Fritters * Squash fritters * Corn Fritters * Mush * Potato yeast Cakes and Icings: A few hints respecting the making and baking of cakes * Icing * Frosting for cakes * Royal Icing for cakes * To color icing yellow * Mrs. Reynolds’ Recipe for Icing * Sponge Cake * Soda Sponge Cake * Silver Cake * Composition Cake * Black Cake * Yellow Plum Cake * Jelly Cake * Lemon Cake * First-Night Cakes * Soda Cake * Corn Starch Cake * Graham Cake * Delicate Cake * Gold Cake * Cup Cake * White Mountain Cake * Doughnuts * Fruit Cake * Ginger Snaps * A Plain But Excellent Cake * Molasses Drops * Cocoanut Cake * Lady Fingers * Jumbles * Pound Cake * Macaroons * Cookies * Minute Cookies * Molasses Cookies * Gingerbread * Soft Gingerbread * Cake for Jelly * Cocoanut Drops * Rice Cakes * Light Tea Cake * Honey Cake * White Cup Cake * Fruit Cake * Economical Fruit Cake Coffee, Tea and Beverages: Coffee * How to roast coffee * How to make essence of coffee * How to make coffee * Another mode of making coffee * Nutritious Coffee * How to make good coffee * Adulterated coffee * How to make tea * Green tea * Chocolate * How to make chocolate * Miss Evarts’ Chocolate * How to make cocoa * An excellent substitute for milk or cream in tea or coffee * How to make barley water * How to make toast-and-water * Nourishing Lemonade * Flax-seed Lemonade Milk, Cheese, Butter, Etc.: How to Keep Milk and cream in Hot Weather * Cottage Cheese * Cheese fritters * Butter Moulds * Rancid Butter made sweet * How to keep and choose fresh butter * A good dinner * Hurried dinners
CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN ~ SOCIAL FORMS: Cards of compliment * Invitation to a wedding * Invitation to a reception * Admission card formula * Reception card * Announcement of marriage * Marriage anniversaries
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