The Home Circle.
NEVER TROUBLE TROUBLE. My good man is a clever man. Which no one will gainsay ; He lies awake to plot and plan 'Gainst lions in the way ; While 1, without a thought of ill, Sleep sound enough- for three, Eor L never trouble trouble till Trouble troubles me. A holiday we never fix. But he is sure 'twill rain. And when the sky is clear at six. He knows it won’t remain ; He’s always prophesying ill. To which I won’t agree. For I never trouble trouble till Trouble troubles me. The wheat will never show a top— But soon how green the field : We will not harvest half the crop— Yet have a famous yield t It will not sell, it never will. But I will wait and see. For I never trouble trouble till Trouble troubles me. He has a sort of second sight, And when the fit is strong. Ho sees beyond the good and right The evil and the wrong. Heaven’s sup of joy he’ll surely spill Unless I with him be, For I never trouble trouble till Trouble troubles me. LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE. Paint may be removed from clothing by the application of equal parts of ammonia and turpentine wellshaken together. Apply carefully to the actual paint-spot, and let it penetrate for five or ten minutes. Repeat two or three times, and the paint will come off in flakes. In wash fabrics this treatment is very successful, oven if the paint has been dried on for a long period. A sponge placed in a saucer of boiling hot water, in which has been added a teaspoonful of oil of lavender, gives a fragrance of violets to a room in which it is placed. Flies will not remain where the odour of lavender is. Let the water in which cabbage has been boiled cool before pouring it down the sink. This precaution will avoid an unpleasant odour about the kitchen. Wash the coffee pot with a solution of a. tablespoonful of sal soda and boiling water. It will not be necessary to boil the pot if this .solution is used for washing it. A dish of charcoal placed in the pantry will keep articles of food sweet and wholesome almost as well as ice. Change it once in ton days when the weather is warm. When making a cake always remember that the sugar and butter should be beaten to a cream, then the beaten yolHs of the eggs added, then the milk, next the flavouring, the beaten whites, and lastly the flour and baking powder. The economical housewife purchases dried fruits such as apricots,, raisins, dates, etc., by the box. Not only are they bought much cheaper in this way, but are very much cleaner than fruits which stand in a store, usually covered. RECIPES. —Savoury Cheese Pudding.— In this way the hard dry scraps of cheese and some stale pieces of bread may be made up into an appetising dish, with the help of an egg and a little milk. Take a teacupful each of grated cheese and breadcrumbs, and season them with cayenne pepper, dry mustard, and salt. Place a teacupful of milk in a saucepan, and in it heat the above ingredients. Then cool a little and add a beaten egg. Beat the white to a stiff froth, grease a piedish, add the beaten egg to the cheese, etc., pour into the dish. Put a few bits of butter on the top and bake in a quick oven for twenty minutes. Servo at once. —Poor Man’s Goose. — Take I lb of scraps’ of pork, two onions, some potatoes, flour, sage, pepper, and salt. Par-boil the potatoes by putting them into cold water, and taking them out when it boils. Cut them up into silicos. Grease a deep piedish, and put in pork and potatoes in layers. Sprin l kle in the onions, pepper, salt, and sage, and a little flour. Fill with water, and bake slowly for one hour, hasting occasionally. —Royal Pudding.— Take a quarter of a pound of suet, a quarter of a pound of breadcrumbs, a quarter of a pound of raisins, an ‘
ounce of flour, two ounces of peel, two ounces of sugar, one mediumsized carrot (raw), one medium-sized potato (raw), half a teaspoonful of nutmeg, two eggs. Chop the suet, peel and raisins, mix them with the crumbs, sugar and nutmeg. Wash and scrape the carrot, and grate it into the other ingredients, also the potato at once, or it will turn black. Mix well. Beat the eggs and add them. Mix, and put in a well-greased basin, a nd boil for five hours. —Date Pudding.— Half a pound of dates, quarter D f a pound of suet, quarter of a pound of breadcrumbs, one ounce of flour, 3, little salt, and some golden syrup. Chop the suet finely. Stone and chop the date's, and rub both, and rub both into the flour and breadcrumbs. Scatter the salt over. Heat a little golden syrup with half the quantity of milk, and mix the pudding with it. Place all in a greased basin, and boil steadily for two hours and a half. —Fig Pudding.—
Half a pound of figs, quarter of a pound of suet, four ounces of flour, four ounces of sugar, six ounces of breadcrumbs!, half a pint of milk, two eggs, little nutmeg. Chop the figs finely ; stew gently in milk for fifteen minutesi. Mix dry ingredients together, let the milk and figs cool, then mix. them with the eggs wellbeaten ; add to the dry ingredients ; put in greased mould ; steam for two hours.
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The Home Circle., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 52, 30 March 1907
The Home Circle. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 52, 30 March 1907
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