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Home Circle.

where grandmother sat in THE CORNER. The face was all wrinkled, but smiling, ’And fair as the fairest can be, While each peaceful look was beguiling, When grandmother’s eyes fell on me ; 'And oh, with that love and devotion I turned to that spot, long so dear, Where grandmother sat in the corner, With ever a word of good cheer. The face was all wrinkled, but smiling, With never a shadow of care. Where grandmother sat in the cornei, While patience and hope lingered there. Those wrinkles were growing in beauty. The heart overflowing with love, As her feeble footsteps were nearing That rest with her dear ones above. And. oh. with what tender emotion She spoke of the parting so near. Where grandmother sat in the corner, With face like the sunshine so clear. The dear face has left us for ever, Her smiles we shah never more see; The hands once so busy a re pulseless, The heart hath no pulse throbs for me. But, oh, in the home of my childhood One spot ever cherished shall be Where grandmother sat in the corner. With eves full of love-light lor me ■'4’ RECIPES. —Snowball Puffs. — Place i lb of butter and 1 pint of milk together into an .enamelled stewpan, and bring to the boil. Sif in about f lb of dour, stirring well all the time. Withdraw from the fire and let the mixture cool. _ Beat up the white and yolks of 5 egg-s separately, and when the milk and flour mixture is cool add them. Grease some cups or upright patty tins, fill them half-ful with the batter. Bake at once in a quick oven. Turn out on to a hot plate and sprinkle well with powdered sugar. —Princess Tea Cakes. — Melt two tablespoonfuls of butter and the same quantity of sweet lard. Beat them well together. Silt in teacupful of flour and 2 tablespoonfuls of ground rice. Add half a teacupful of sugar and one egg. Drop into patty pans and bake for a quarter of an hour in a quick oven. —Saturday Cakes. — Ingredients : lb of self-iaising fl o ur, i lb of dripping or butter, A tablespoonfuls of castor sugai, tablespoonfuls of currants (previously .well cleaned and dried), some mixed peel chopped finely, 1 egg and a little milk. Method : Rub the chipping or butter wall into the flour, add the other ingredients. Beat up the egg, add to the mixture with enough milk to make a stiff paste. Drop in small quantities on a greased baking sheet. Bake at once in a quick oven for about a quarter of an how. —Chocolate Cakes. — Ingredients ; —6 oza. each of castor sugar, flour and vanilla flavoured chocolate, lb lb of butter, o eggs and a teaspoonful of baking powder. Me--thod : Cream the butter and sugar .well together, beat the eggs, and add to the creamed butter ; grate the chocolate and stir in ; sift the flour and baking powder into the mixture, stir rapidly and lightly as possible. Half fill some patty pans and bake for 10 to 15 min u tes. —A Simple Sweet. — “Fudge” is a favourite with many people, young and otherwise. Take two cupfuls of white sugar, four tablets of chocolate, grated fine, and a cupful of thick, sour cream. Let all boil, constantly stirring. As soon a 3 a little of the mixture will form a Soft ball upon dropping from a spoon into a cup of cold water take all from the fire, beat well, and add a cupful of chopped-up seedless raisins, and a teaspoonful of vanilla flavouring. Turn out into a buttered tin and divide cleanly into squares or sections when cold. * LITTLE THINGS ABOUT THE HOUSE. Salt is sa:d to be one of the best of tooth powders, for it keeps the teeth white and the gums healthy. A severe paroyysm of coughing may be often arrested by a tablespoonful of glycerine in a winoglassful of hot water.

A small quantity of salt thrown into the water in which, eggs are to be boiled will prevent them cracking. Never grease the tin in which a big cake is to be baked, as the grease will tend to sodden, it Line the tin with white paper, laying it as evenly as possible. Avoid pleats' in the paper by cutting. Bath brick, moistened with sweet oil, is excellent for keeping the steel bars on kitchen ranges in good condition. Polish wuth emery paper. Art muslin curtains should always be steeped in salt and water before they are washed. This will set the colours and prevent them running. The odour which clings to the fingers after peeling onions can be removed by rubbing the hands well over with very thin custard. Gilt frames should never be rubbed .with a cotton duster, as the roughness of the material will in time take off the gilding.

It is sometimes rather a difficult matter to decide whether a boiled pudding is quite done or not. Watch the pudding cloth, and as soon as it begins to look wrinkled you may bo quite sure that your pudding is ready to be removed from the pot. A ventilating screen for persons ■who cannot sleep with the windows open at night on account of dampness may be made by fastening a piece of thin angora flannel to an ordinary window screen frame. Place this in the window r at night when the sash is raised. In the morning the inside of the screen will be found dry while the outside is quite damp, the air having filtered through the flannel.

A simple way of shrinking' heavy cloth is to hang it on the clothesline with the fold on the line, and sprinkle it with the garden hose. This method is not good for light or loosely-woven cloth, as the weight of the wgter will make it sag and lose its shape, but it is a safe and rapid treatment for Scotch tweeds, suitings, or heavy broadcloths. Leather goods should never be kept in a place that is extremely dry, as the heat will c a use the leather to crack, nor in damp places that will make it mouldy. Before grating lemons it is well to wash them in a basin of lukewarm water, for on examination it will be found that the outside of the lemon is anything but clean, and if put under a microscope it will be discovered to have tiny black specks on it, which 'are the minute eggs of an insect.

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Home Circle., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 14, 20 July 1907

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Home Circle. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 14, 20 July 1907

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