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WOMAN'S WORLD.

[By Vxva.] >" Vita" will in this column answer all reasonable questions relating to the home, cookery, domestic *««« ny, and anu topic of interest to her stx. But earn fetter must bear the writer's bona fidt name and address. No notice whatever will bs taken of anonymous correspondence. Questions should be concisely put, and the writer's nam de plume clearly, written. ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. "Plume."—(a) I would not advise you to try home remedies; they are seldom sucoestful. (b) Take a piece of black material, dip it in alcohol, ana rub gently. *'W.W."—Mix equal quantities of whitening, ammonia, and water. Apply this several times if necessary, then polish with a soft, clean duster. HOUSEHOLD RECIPES. Baked Gooseberry Pudding.—Required: Half a pound of flour, four ounces of suet, half a teaspoonful of baking powder, a few grains of salt, gooseberries to fill the basin, one and a-half ounces of Demararasugar, one and a-half ounces of butter. ,\bx the butter and sugar well together tn'th a 6poon, then spread the mixture thickly all over the inside of a pudding basin. Mix together—or, better stall, eieve—the flour, salt, and baking powder j then add the finely-chopped suet, and mix the whole to a staff pasto with cold water. Cut oflf one-third of the pastry and put it on one side for the lid. Roll out the remainder, and carefully line the prepared basin. Wash the gooseberries, and "top

and tail" them: then fill in the basin with them. Add sugar to taste, and a little water. Roll the rest of the pastry into a neat round lid to fit tho top of the basin, wet the edges, put it on the pudding, and press the edges of the pastry together. Twist a piece of greased paper over the top in place of the usual pudding cloth, and bake the pudding for about an hour in a fairly quick oven. Then take eff the paper, and turn the pudding carefully on to a hot dish. Cold Gooseberry Souffle.—Required : One paund of gooseberries, quarter of a pint of water, six ounces of castor sugar, four eggs, quarter of a pint of cream, half an ounce of leaf gelatine, one teaspoonful of lemon-juice. Wash the gooseberries, then " top and tail" them; put them in a pan with half the sugar and the water, and stew them until tender, then rub them through a hair sieve. Separate the yolks, and whites of the eggs, add the rest of the sugar to the yolks, and beat them to a cream. Add the sieved gooseberries, and strain in the gelatine, dissolved in two tabiespoonfuls of boiling water. Whip the cream until it will just hang on the whisk, and the whites to a very stiff froth. Stir these very lightly into" the fruit, etc., also the lemon juice, and, if necessary, a few drops of green coloring. Tie a deep band of foolscap paper round a china souffle case; it should come three inches above- the edge. Pour in the mixture, and leavo until set. Then gently draw off the paper band. Sweeten and flavor a little whipped cream, and decorate the top prettily with it. This is best done with a forcing bag and pipe, but if you have not one it can be put on quite nicely with a fork. A little chopped pestachio nut sprinkled on the cream is very effective. Flemish Salad.—Required •. One pound oi cold new potatoes, one tablespoonfnl of chopped parsley, one lettuce, one teacupful of cold cooked green peas, ono or two pickled chillies, a plain dressing of oil «nd vinegar or mayonnaise sauce. Prepare and shred the lettuce, cut the potato into slices a quarter of an inch thick, and the chillies into long thin shreds. Stir half th* parsley into whichever dressing is to be used. Arrange the potatoes neatly in the salad | bowl, pour over the dressing, and arrange the lettuce in a border round with a ring of peas between it and the potatoes. Sprinkle tho rest of the parsley over, and decorate the top of the pile of potatoes prettily with the strips of chillies. Some people like a suspicion of onion flavor with this salad or a little shredded celery goes very well with it. Strawberry Souffle.—Required : Half a pint of sieved strawberries, three ounces of castor sugar, four eggs, quarter of a pint of cream, half an ounce of leaf gelatine, one teaspoonful of lemon juice, three tabiespoonfuls of hot water. Put the sieved fruit, the sugar, and yolks of eggs into a basin over a pan of boiling water, and whisk them until they become warm and thick. Melt the gelatine in the water, let it cool slightly, and strain it into the yolks. Whip the whites of the eggs stiffly, and the cream lightly. Add these and the lemon juice to the rest of the ingredients. Tie a sheet of foolscap or kitchen paper round the outside of a China souffle case to come three or mora inches higher than the edge. Pour in the mixture, let it sot, then damp the paper slightly with warm water and peel it offT Decorate the top of the souffle with a few whole strawberries, and if liked, a little whipped cream. If you have no souffle case, set tho mixture in a glass dish. Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce.—Required : One ounce of butter or dripping, half an ounce of flour, four tabiespoonfuls of grated cheese, on« and a half teacupfula of milk, salt, pepper, nutmeg. Melt the butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour smoothly, add the milk, and stir the sauce over the fire until boiling. Add half the cheese, and season the same carefully. Pour the sauce all over the cooked cauliflower. Sprinkle over it the rest of the cheese, and brown in the oven, or before the fire or with the aid of a red-hot poker or shovel, whichever happens to be most convenient. Casserole of Rabbit.—Required'! Two rabits, four ounces of ham or bacon, ono carrot, two onions, one and a-half pints of water or milk and water, ono ounce of flour, a bunch of herbs, salt, pepper, four allspice. Soak the rabbits in tepid salted water for half an hour to remove the blood. Cut them into neat small joints. Chop the liver and hearts finely, and cut Vhe bacon, after trimming it, into large dice. Cut the cleaned carrot into dice, »nd chop the peeled onions. Put all the Ingredients, except the flour, into the casserole, add seasoning, cover the casserole, and bring it quickly to boiling point either in the oven or on "the stove. After the first boiling tho stew must simmer for about one or two hours according to the age of the rabbits. When nearly cooked, add the flour mixed thinly with cold milk or water, and stir well into the boiling liquid. Then finish the cooking. When ready to serve, find out if the seasoning is correct, and remove the bunch of herbs and the allspice. Serve, of course, in the casserole, pinning a band of clean, white paper round it outside. Trench Beans and Ham.—Required: French beans, one small onion, one small lettuce, about six ounces of raw, Jean ham, one ounce of butter, one teaspoonful of castor sugar, salt and pepper. Wash the lettuce thoroughly, and tie it together ■n-ifh string, Peel tn« onion and chop it finely. Cut the beans into coarse shreds. Put them into a pan of fast-boiling water with the Iflttuce, sugar, and a little salt. Let them cook until tender. Cut the ham into coarse shreds, melt the butter, put in the ham, rnd fry it a light brown. When it_ is nearly cooked add the onion, and fry it a pale brown also. Next drain . the beans well from tho water, also the lettuce, untie it, and cut into shreds. Mix them with the beans, also the ham, onion, and some or all of the butter in which they were fried. Mix all well together, Mason carefully, and heap them up In a Opt vegetable dish; garnish with neat rfppets of fried bread. HINTS. For Burns. —The following mixture Is »xwUent for burns, and should always find a place in the medicine cupboard: Mix together equal parts of sweet oil and lime watei, and bottle it. It should be applied on a soft rag or a piece of cotton v*ool, and 13 most effective. Shako well before using. For Red Arms.—A daily rub with a well-soaked loofah often does wonders in improving red, coarse-looking arms. They >mttrt be well rinsed and dried afterwards, and, unless they are inclined to be very hairy, rubbed with a little cold cream a* a finish. Coooa batter molted and mixed ' with an equal quantity of almond oil, and -.'. beat*a. jraht j*. »©»&© -sdood, sill oold^

mates an excellent cold cream for this purpose. The »ams can be used for the neck with excellent results, but anything of this kind needs to bo done regularly for a time if you want it to be a success. For Corns.—Nothing is more trying to the temper than a com. If the corn is a hard one, and very bad, binrt r elice of lemon over \t every night till it ta less painful. If you hare soft corns between the toes, pub pads of cotton wool, saturated with boraoio powder, over them—a fresh pad every day- It is wonderful how quickly this treatment relieves the pain. Tor Tender Feet.—lf your feet get tender and blister easily when walking, you should always wear woollen stocking*, and before pulling them on your feet should be well dusted over with boracic powder. Moist Hand*.—lf you are troubled with moist hands, rub them several times a day with just a little of the following mixture: —Two ounces of eau-de-Cologne and a quarter of an ounce of belladonna. Afterwards sprinkle with calcium powder. "MAY ROD KEEP ENGLAND 1" AN AMERICAN SENATOR'S MESSAGE TO HER SISTERS. The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies of Great Britain, who have turned their organisation into war relief channels, hare received the following interesting message from Senator Helena Ring Robinson, of Colorado: I send you these lines of greeting to tell you how general hero in Colorado is the sympathy with England and her Allies. I find no sympathisers with German militarism, save among men of German birth Personally lam opposed to war as a "thing accursed": but if ever there wa? a righteous war I believo it is tiro one England is now fighting. May it ho crowned with victory. . . • May God keep England in safety, and bless the work of the union. WHAT NEW ZEALAND WOMEN ARE DOING. Miss Jessie j)lackav, the lady editress of the ' Canterbury Times'.' is the New Zealand representative of tho National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies in Great- Britain, to the executive of which she sent the following account of what is being don* in New Zealand by the women to advance the cause of Empire: I have been saving correspondence, hoping to have a sheaf of reform legislation to send you this session. It opened with promise. Most important measures as regards temperance, education, electoral and Criminal Code- reform were before our Parliament, even including a private member's Hill to enable women to enter Parliament. Hut the thunderbolt of war has fallen ; the session will be- short, and dominated by defence and expeditionary activities. All the country it- up and doing about tho forces being sent to the Homeland. Tho women are taking a- splendid part in fitting nut our men and raising funds for their dependents where need exists. Sacrifice and activity are the watchwords of the day. Every luxury is being dispensed with, while there is c'ireful thought about the piv*per support of trade, philanthropy, and oven innocent amusement, so that distress may bo

minimised. Lady Liveritool at one© opened a fund for providing our departure men with comforts and outfit*, which is being enthusiastically taken up. A patriotic fund for helping families of absent men and work! era people is meeting with splendid response ; much of its organisation is carried out by women. . . . Among the more wealthy classes the Poor of Britain Fund is being liberally taken up, and preparations made both in money and kind to feed tho starving millions of the Homeland. The utmost loyalty and esprit de corps prevail among us, both a» colonial* and as Imperialists. It is felt that the supreme crisis of history has come ior our Empire, and for tho world's ultimate peace, and no sacrifice on our part will be {Trudged to help those who are

guiding Briti6h destinies. There is not the faintest echo of jingoism or selfinterest- heard ; even- political and partisan issue has been laid aside. Parliament reflects the> admirable attitude of tho people, and is laboring at immediate tasks in full co-operation. It is occupied not onJy with military organisation, but with provident measures against needles distress anions the people. It has passed a law to prevent mortanges being harshly foreclosed upon, and other advantages being token by mousy lenders. It is also regulating food prices, so that money may not be made, out of the necessities of the public in any later time of scarcity. [U not this "sarkastio"?— Viva.] The most careful regulations are being made to help our departing men an<! meet in every possible way the Irishes and needs of those they leave. Never was the true ideal of the citizen army of defence so clearly and definitely embodied as in New Zealand at this crisis. . . . At the present time all

minds ave intent on the military crisis. "Nowhoro does the lamp of Pan-Britannic ■enthusiasm, with all its s-t«idy, democratic, kindly radiance, burn so" brightly •is in Zt aland. Adversity may ahatter u*. but never lend nor divide ii.s\ Wo will do our part: tho rest i.s in God's hand.

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WOMAN'S WORLD., Evening Star, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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