SUBSTITUTES FOR FLOUR.
TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—At a tiino like the present, when tho slioitag,!.' of wheat in our Dominion is causing anxiety in some directions, I have noeu thinking that perhaps we housekeepers are not yot alivo to our responsibilities regarding the ekiny out of our hreadstuli's. Has war has Drought before us as nothing else could do the fact thai- we aro just ono huge family, with our Government takiny tho placo of father; mid father is getting anxious over tho feeding of tho family. Not- much good for him to worry over the larder if mother is not helping him, is it? When in Canterbury lately I heard the one question, interesting aliko to rich and poor, being asked: "What aro wo to do if the Hour runs out;*" I also learned from reliable sources that potatoes are a glut in the market. Why wait until all of one kind of foodstuff is used before making full use of another.' Wo women may help very materially to make tho shortage of wheat loss felt. We will experience hardships if wo are altogether without flour. Hut- lot each housekeeper use a larger percentage ot potatoes and lioine-grown vegetables. Lentils also make a cheap and highly nourishing diet. They have so many of tho properties of moat that very little meat is required on the da-y that lentil soup is served for dinner. Dried pens are also cheap and good. Tho peas are a good vegetable for dinner, and the water in which they are boiled makct-, with the solo addition of a handful of chopped parsley and onion and n spoonful of cornflour thickening, an appetising soup. 1 hope, sir, that you and vonr readers will not consider these details too small; but the small things count, and at present wo housewives need all tho household hints that wo can got. to enable us to cope with the great task of feeding tho Dominion at a maximum of nourishment with n minimum of cost. An interchange of everyday recipes through your columns would probably help us all to solve the problem. Hoping that every woman in Ot-ago will remember that each pound of Hour saved by her in a week is helping to tide the Dominion over a difiiculty—l am, etc., E. Pixroi.D. November 18.
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SUBSTITUTES FOR FLOUR., Evening Star, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914