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water of a sufficient quantity, and keep it from half an hour to an
hour before using. Be sure that the liquid is of a rich brown color
before you use it. It is a most excellent drink in all cases of
Put a teaspoonful of cranberries into a cup of water and mash them. In
the meantime boil two quarts of water with one large spoonful of corn
or oat meal and a bit of lemon peel; then add the cranberries and as
much fine sugar as will leave a smart flavor of the fruit; also a
wineglassful of sherry. Boil the whole gently for a quarter of an
hour, then strain.
Heat a pint of new milk until it boils, at which moment pour in as
much good wine as will curdle and clarify it. Boil and set it aside
until the curd subsides. Do not stir it, but pour the whey off
carefully, and add two pints of boiling water with loaf sugar.
Milk, one pint; the juice of an orange with a portion of the peel.
Boil the milk, then put the orange into it and let it stand till it
Bruised mustard seed, two tablespoonfuls; milk, one quart. Boil
together for a few minutes until it coagulates, and strain to separate
the curd. This is a very useful drink in dropsy. A teacupful may be
taken at a dose, three times a day.
Take half a chicken, divested of all fat, and break the bones; add to
this half a gallon of water, and boil for half an hour. Season with
Take one potato, one turnip and one onion, with a little celery or
celery seed. Slice, and boil for an hour in one quart of water. Salt
to the taste, and pour the whole upon a piece of dry toast. This forms
a good substitute for animal food and may be used when the latter
would be improper.
Boil two calf's feet in one gallon of water until reduced to one
quart. Strain, and when cool skim carefully. Add the white of six or
eight eggs, well beaten; a pint of wine, half a pound of loaf sugar,
and the juice of four lemons. Mix them well, boil for a few minutes,
stirring constantly, and pass through a flannel strainer. In some
cases the wine should be omitted.
SLIPPERY ELM JELLY.
Take of the flour of slippery elm, one or two tablespoonfuls; cold
water, one pint. Stir until a jelly is formed. Sweeten with loaf sugar
or honey. This is excellent for all diseases of the throat, chest, and
lungs; coughs, colds, bronchitis, inflammation of the lungs, etc. It
is very nutritious and soothing.
Following will be found directions for preparing three nutritious
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