Mocking Bird Food

Mocking Bird Food.

Hemp seed……….2 pounds
Rape seed………. .1 pound
Crackers………….1 pound
Rice…………….1/4 pound
Corn meal………1/4 pound
Lard oil…………1/4 pound

 

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Furniture Polishing Cream

Furniture Polishing Cream.

Animal oil soap…………………….1 onuce
Solution of potassium hydroxide…. .5 ounces
Beeswax……………………………1 pound
Oil of turpentine…………………..3 pints
Water, enough to make……………..5 pints

Dissolve the soap in the lye with the aid of heat; add this solution all at once to the warm solution of the wax in the oil. Beat the mixture until a smooth cream is formed, and gradually beat in the water until the whole is completely emulsified.

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Cleaner for Gilt Picture Frames

Cleaner for Gilt Frames.

Calcium hypochlorite…………..7 oz.
Sodium bicarbonate……………7 oz.
Sodium chloride………………. 2 oz.
Distilled water…………………12 oz.

 

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Pickled Eels

This dish is a favorite in Northern Europe, from the British Isles to Sweden.

Clean and skin the eels and cut them into pieces about 3/4-inch thick. Wash and drain the pieces, then dredge in fine salt and allow to stand from 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Rinse off the salt, wipe the pieces dry, and rub them with a cut glove of garlic.  Brush the eel with melted butter and broil until both sides are light brown.  As an alternative, pieces may be sautéd in olive oil or other good salad oil.

Place the pieces of cooked eel on absorbent paper.  When the pieces are cool, pack them in layers in a crock with a scattering of sliced onion, allspice, bay leaves, mustard seed, whole cloves, peppers, and mace between the layers of fish. Continue reading Pickled Eels

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Mrs. Beeton’s Poultry & Game – Choosing Poultry

To Choose Poultry.

When fresh, the eyes should be clear and not sunken, the feet limp and pliable, stiff dry feet being a sure indication that the bird has not been recently killed; the flesh should be firm and thick and if the bird is plucked there should be no discoloration of the skin.  Young male birds are considered the best.

Chickens, —The flesh of young chickens is the most delicate and easily assimilated of animal foods, which makes it especially suitable for invalids and persons whose digestion is weak.  Few animals undergo so great a change with regard to the quality of their flesh as the domestic fowl.   When quite young, cocks and hens are equally tender, but as chickens grow older the flesh of the cock is the first to toughen, and a cock a year old is fit only for conversion into soup.  A hen of the same age affords a substantial and palatable dish. This rule respecting age does not apply to capons, which when well-fed and well-dressed for the table, are surpassed by few animals for delicacy of flavour.  Even when three years old the capon is as tender as a chicken, with the additional advantage that his proper chicken flavour is more fully developed. The above remarks are applicable only to capons naturally fed and not crammed.  The latter process may produce a handsome-looking and heavy bird, but when tested by cooking its inferiority will be only too apparent.  As a rule, small-boned and short-legged poultry are generally found to be the more delicate in colour, flavour and fineness of flesh. Continue reading Mrs. Beeton’s Poultry & Game — Choosing Poultry

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Proper Wines to Serve with Food

Foie gras with Sauternes

As an Appetizer

  • Pale dry Sherry, with or without bitters, chilled or not.  Plain or mixed Vermouth, with or without bitters. A dry cocktail.

With Oysters, Clams or Caviar

  • A dry flinty wine such as Chablis, Moselle, Champagne.

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Fly Casting Instructions

It is a pity that the traditions and literature in praise of fly fishing have unconsciously hampered instead of expanded this graceful, effective sport.  Many a sportsman has been anxious to share its joys, but appalled by the rapture of expression in describing its countless thrills and niceties he has been literally scared away from attempting to master the difficulties which he assumes must attend such an art.  And thereby he has barred himself needlessly from an infinite wealth of sport and enjoyment. Continue reading Fly Casting Instructions

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Views of Los Angeles circa 1915

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Salmon Caviar

Salmon and Sturgeon Caviar – Photo by Thor

Salmon caviar was originated about 1910 by a fisherman in the Maritime Provinces of Siberia, and the preparation is a modification of the sturgeon caviar method (Cobb 1919). Salomon caviar has found a good market in the U.S.S.R. and other European countries where it is known as “red caviar” to distinguish it from the sturgeon or “black caviar”.  Although several attempts have been made to manufacture salmon caviar in the United States, only a few firms in the Pacific Northwest have operated successfully on a commercial scale. Their product is marketed mostly in New York and other eastern cities.  A salmon-canning firm operating in the Bristol Ba area of Alaska also prepares salmon caviar, principally for export. Continue reading Salmon Caviar

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Commercial Tuna Salad Recipe

Tuna fish being weighed on quay-side in Greece – Photo by Tom Oates

No two  commercial tuna salads are prepared by exactly the same formula, but they do not show the wide variety characteristic of herring salad.  The recipe given here is typical.  It is offered, however, only as a guide.  The same recipe with minor variations to suit the taste may be used for salmon salad.

Tuna Salad I

Ingredients. Continue reading Commercial Tuna Salad Recipe

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Commercial Fried Fish Cake Recipe

Dried Norwegian Salt Cod

Fried fish cakes are sold rather widely in delicatessens and at prepared food counters of department stores in the Atlantic coastal area. This product has possibilities for other sections of the country.

Ingredients: Continue reading Commercial Fried Fish Cake Recipe

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Making Chocolate From Tree to Treat

Donate to the YouTube site owner Gabe and he might send you some chocolate….

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Copper Kills Covid-19 and the Sun is Your Friend

The element copper effectively kills viruses and bacteria.

Therefore it would reason and I will assert and not only assert but lay claim to the patents for copper mesh stints to be inserted in the arteries of patients presenting with severe cases of Covid-19 with a slow release dosage of Copper Sulfate woven in, those in need of ventilators and on death’s edge.  I also lay claim to any and all copper mesh filtering systems for ventilator tubing and facial masks.  I have a partner in this whom will not be named, a brilliant chemist who will be entitled to split any and all financial benefit from such claims. Continue reading Copper Kills Covid-19 and the Sun is Your Friend

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Carpet Cleaner Formulae

Carpet Cleaners.

Powder Form

Sal soda…8 ounces av. (hydrated sodium carbonate)( Na2CO3∙10H2O) or soda ash.
Borax…….4 ounces av.
Both should be in powder.

  In using, this amount of material is to be dissolved in a gallon of water, then mix this with a solution of a pound of soap (any good washing soap) in 4 gallons of water. Apply this combination, preferably warm, to the carpet with a scrubbing brush, remove the lather with a wooden  scraper, and dry the carpet with a flannel cloth. Continue reading Carpet Cleaner Formulae

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Palermo Wine

Take to every quart of water one pound of Malaga raisins, rub and cut the raisins small, and put them to the water, and let them stand ten days, stirring once or twice a day. You may boil the water an hour before you put it to the raisins, and let it stand to cool.  At ten days’ end strain out your liquor, and put a little yeast to it; and at three days’ end put it in the vessel, and one sprig of dried wormwood. Let it be close stopped, and at three months’ end bottle it off.

[From: Old Time Recipes for Home Made Wines, Cordials and Liquerurs From Fruits, Flowers, Vegetables, and Shrubs, Compiled by Helen S. Wright, Boston, The Page Company, Publishers, Copyright 1909, by Dana Estes and Company,  Fourth Impression, January. 1922 Printed by C.H. Simonds Company, Boston, Mass, USA]

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Historical Globes in the British Library’s Collection Come Alive Online

A terrestial globe on which the tracts and discoveries are laid down from the accurate observations made by Capts Cook, Furneux, Phipps, published 1782 / globe by John Newton ; cartography by William Palmer, held by the State Library of New South Wales

The British Library, using sophisticated filming equipment and software, have made available to the public quite stunning interactive videos of rare globes.

 

 

Gabriel Wright & William Bardin Celestial Globe
by British Library
on Sketchfab

 

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A Video of Upmost Importance for the Sharp Young Man Seeking Success in Life

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Dame Edith Sitwell

Sitwell Family; From left: Edith Sitwell (1887-1964), Sir George Sitwell, Lady Ida, Sacheverell Sitwell (1897-1988), and Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969) – Oil on canvas by John Singer Sargent

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Patek Phillipe Service and Maintenance

Patek Phillipe hand makes the finest watches in the world.  Click here to learn more.

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Why Beauty Matters – Sir Roger Scruton

Sadly, Sir Roger Scruton passed away a few days ago—January 12th, 2020.  Heaven has gained a great philosopher. Continue reading Why Beauty Matters — Sir Roger Scruton

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Labour was the first price, the original purchase – money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.

— Adam Smith