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a varnish for eggs, much better than any resinous gum, as it can be easily removed by washing in either warm or cold water; besides it is much cheaper. Eggs preserved in this manner will keep for many years, as the bed of charcoal, from its pow rous nature, is a non-conductor of heat, and consequently maintains around the eggs a uniform temperature, preventing them from suffering by alternatives of heat and cold, when they are removed from one climate to another.
This method is infinitely preferable to that of greasing them; for when the grease becomes rancid, it hastens or promotes putrefaction of the animal matter in the egg. .
a setting in of the winter frost. It is * prepared in the following manner :
They take a large strong wooden
vessel or cask, with which every FLI
family is furnished, resembling the salt-beef cask of the Scottish farmer, and capable of containing as much as is sufficient for the winter's consumption of the family. They then
gradually break down or chop the 2 cabbage (deprived entirely of the Eyestern loose outside green leaves), into very sar, 1 small pieces, beginning with one or I's two cabbages at the bottom of the
toihin cask, and adding others at intervals. Master pressing and rubbing them by means
of a wooden spade against the sides of the cask, until the vessel is nearly full. They then place a heavy
weight upon the top of it, and allow into it to stand near to the peach stove,
or any other warm place, for four or five days. By this time it will have undergone fermentation, and be ready for use. Whilst the cabbage is passing through the process of fermentation, a very disagreeable fetid acid smell is exhaled from it; and
this is strongly perceptible to the CONTI olfactory nerves of a person passing
near the house, in which the preparation of the sour-kraut is going on. They now remove the cask to a cool situation, and keep it always covered up. Aniseeds, which are strewed among the layers of the cabbage during its preparation, communicate a peculiar flavour to the sour-kraut at an after-period.
In the boiling of the sour-kraut, and preparation of it for the table, two hours are the least period which
they allow it to be on the fire. It is a forms an excellent, nutritious, and To the antiscorbutic food for winter conthe His sumption. It may be made use of
as a separate dish, made into soup, Judiciat or it may be eaten with boiled animite lugnt mal food.
SALTING MUTTON AND BEEF. (From Cobbett's Cottage Economy.)
Very fat mutton may be salted to great advantage, and also smoked, and may be kept thus a long while not the shoulders and legs. but the back of the sheep. I have never made any flitch of sheep-bacon, but I will; for there is nothing like having a store of meat in a house. The running to the butcher's daily is a ridiculous thing. The very idea of being fed by daily supplies has something in it perfectly tora menting. One half of the time of the mistress of a house, the affairs of wbich are carried on in this way, is talking about what is to be got for dinner, and in negotiations with the butcher. One single moment spent at table beyond what is absolutely necessary, is a moment very shamefully spent; but to suffer a system of domestic economy, which unnecessarily wastes daily an hour or two of the mistress's time in hunting for the provision for the repast, is a shame indeed ; and, when we con sider how much time is generally spent in this and in equally absurd ways, it is no wonder that we see so little performed by numerous individuals as they do perform during the course of their lives.
Very fat parts of beef may be salted and smoked in a like manner. Not the lean, for that is a great
Tonale Take of mutton-suet, four ounces ; bees'-wax, one ounce; sugar-candy, one drachm; gum-arabic, one drachm, in fine powder. Melt these well together over a gentle fire, and add about a spoonful of turpentine, and lamp-black sufficient to give it a good black colour. While hot enough to run, make it into a ball, by pouring the liquid into a tin mould, or let it stand till almost cold, or it may be moulded by the hand.
allows of, in reference to the ser, viees of the mind.
He that studies much, ought not to eat so much as those that work hard, their digestion being not so good. . The exact quantity and quality being found out, it should be kept to constantly.
Excess in all other things whatever, as well as in meat and drink, is also to be avoided. .
Youth, age, and sick, require a different quantity, and those also of contrary constitutions; for what is too much for the pblegmatic man, is not sufficient for the choleric. The measure of food ought to be, as much as possibly can, exactly proportionable to the quality and condition of the stomach, because the stomach digests it.
The quantity that is sufficient, the stomach can digest, and it suffices for the nourishment of the body. A greater quantity of some things may be eaten than others ---the difficulty lies in finding out an exact measure; but eat for necessity, not pleasure, for Just knows not where necessity ends. Would you enjoy a long life, a healthy body, and a vigorous mind, labour, in the first place, to bring your appetite into subjection to reason.
Real Japan Blacking. Take three ounces of ivory black, two" ounces of coarse sugar, one ounce of sulphuric acid, one ounce of muriatic acid, one lemon, one table-spoonful of sweet-oil, and one pint of vinegar. First mix the ivoryblack and sweet-oil together, then the lemon and sugar, with a little vinegar, to qualify the blacking; then add the sulphuric and muriatic acids, and mix them all well together. i į Note.--The sugar, oil, and vine gar, prevent the acids from injuring the leather, and add to the lustre of the blacking, ' * Cheap method of making Blucking. i
· Ivory-black, two ounces ; brown sugar, one and half ounce; and sweet mil, half a table-spoonful. . • Mix them well, and then gradually add half a pint of small beer. ' ' Another method.
A quarter of a pound of ivoryblack, a quarter of a pound of moist sugar. a table-spoonfiul of flour, a piece of tallow about the size of a walnut, and a small piece of gumarabic.
Make a paste of the flour, and while hot, put in the tallow, then the sugar, and afterwards mix the whole well together in a quart of water.
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Ed. of Maling should read our first Number more attentively.
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have tried and proved a useful suge It would do some folks much good, gestion to restore stale meat, and prewho live a little distance off, to walk vent any unpleasant taste at table:-down early to Billingsgate market Boil a lump or two of charcoal with occasionally, to see the show of fish it simple, but very true. amongst the wholesale dealers, and The market-stalls groan beneath judge of the relative prices. An the weight of vegetables; prices hour may be shuffled away here by can scarcely be quoted, as they are the observant pedestrian, and be daily decreasing; in fact, there is profitably spent by those who wish little to complain of in the price of to purchase fish: the present ruling any description of provision, except prices of this commodity are about indeed that of the most important... as follows
BREAI), which is now selling by the Turbots, 4s. to 12s. each ; dorees, full-priced bakers at tenpence fare 18. to 12s.; salmon, 6d. to 1s. per lb.; thing the four-pound loaf, when, acwhitings, 2s. to 6s. the 15; haddocks, cording to the price of wheat, it 63. to 12s, the dozen; soles, 1s. to might be sold, and ought to be sold, 25. the pair; eels 1s. per lb.; floun- at seven-pence halfpenny, or at the ders, 23. to 3s. 6d. the 26; whitebait, very utmost right-pence: there must 18the pint; lobsters and crabs, all be an alteration. *** prices; prawns, 35. the pound; shrimps, twice the price they ought
HOUSE PAINTING. to be. Fish comes fresher to market now
( Continued from page 135.) , than formerly, thanks to the steam YELLOWS. There are several subboats, who take the fishing-smacks stances used in painting for yellows, in tow, and bring them up to Lon for common purposes; yellow ochre don against wind and tide: these is generally used, especially where it steamers are excellent inventions ; is intended to remain of that colour ; they bring our soles to market, and but if you want a real fine yellow, carry our bodies to Margate; they use chrome yellow, which should be are like Noah's ark, floating-houses, worked with white lead, to give it full of living inhabitants; but we are body; if you require a deep shade, a getting out of the market, and notint of vermilion will improve it. wonder, forit is a dirty little hole, and YELLOW PINK is a useful and sadly crouded. Walk with us, reader, cheap colour; it grinds easily, and if you please, to Leadenhall. “ Buy bears a good body, a little inclined to pigeons, Sir," says a boy, standing in green ; but if you want a fine yellow, the market with several score of we say again use chrome for your picked and unpicked birds before life; it beats every thing else. him; “ only one shilling a pair.” ORPIMENT or YELLOW ARŞENIC. “ Pigeons do you call them?" you We only mention this because it is a want to pigeon me, I think; they are yellow, and sometimes used; it is rooks." Hundreds of rooks were sold difficult of grinding, of a poisonous during the past week for pigeons, nature, and very dangerous to use ; and thousands yet "remain to sell. avoid it if you can. The poultry market is very scantily . MASTICOTT is a good light yellow, supplied with dead birds. Live ones chiefly used in making greens; it are plenty, and poor birds are selling grinds fine, and bears a good body. cheap.- Butter, best fresh, fourteen BLUES. Prussian blue is a beautipence the pound; best salt, one shil ful colour, of a tolerable body, and ling the pound. -Cheese : Cheshire greatly used for a variety of greens, cheese, 68s. to 84s. the hundred weight; by mixing with yellow and with double Gloucester, 665. to 745.; white-lead, to a variety of tints, and single Gloucester, 50s. to 60s. In is the ground-work for the verdigris, butchers' meat there is little variation : which will make it bear out, and . the warmth of the weather is against produce a most beautiful green....... purchasing a stock. By the way, we INDIGO is a very dark blue, when
worked by itselt; it is, therefore, gene- yellow pink, it makes a delicate grassrally mixed with more or less white green ; it grinds very fine, lies with a lead, according to the shade required; good body, and works well; there is it grinds very fine, and lies with a preparation of it called distilled good body, and is much used in verdigris, which is wholly purified common painting ; the longer this from dross and filth, of good use in colour is ground, the better it looks. fine works, but too dear for common
SMALTS. Of all blues, smalt is the painting. most beautiful, if viewed at a distance; "PATENT GREEN is a beautiful it is a sandy colour, that carries no green; its manufacture is a secret; it body in oil, nor must it be mixed is cheaper than verdigris, and may be with oil without white-lead, as it had at most of the oil-shops. changes it tn a black, and if mixed GRÈEN VARNISH is useful for wirewith white-lead, it loses its beauty, and screens, fenders, window-blinds, and appears faint: the proper way to use small articles. it, is by strewing as follows: temper
(To be continued.)" white-lead pretty stiff with good boiled linseed oil, as stiff as you can
WOMAN.. well use it, with the brush; cover What is she? one of the most lovely over the work you intend to strew and charming creatures in the world; with smalt with this ; be very care to her we are indebted as the spring ful completely to cover it, otherwise from whence alone all our domestic the smalt will not take ; then strew happiness and comforts flow; she it the smalt thickly over, and stroke is who has power to enhance our enit over regularly with the feather joyments and pleasures of life, and of a goose-quill, to make it lie every stroke of sorrow and adversity even and thick alike in all places; to alleviate: if fortune smiles on us, then dab it down close with a piece we have the power of sharing it with of linen cloth, that it may take well her whose smile imparts that real and upon the ground laid under it ; when stable pleasure unknown through the ground is quite dry, wipe off the riches : but in prosperity we know loose colour with a feather, and blow but little of her; it dims and conceals the remainder off with a pair of from our observation many of those bellows. If the work only requires nobler feelings and refined sentiments a plain beautiful colour, it is now she possesses. He best can tell her finished. We should mention, that worth who has drunk deep at the the work upon which you lay the fount of ease and luxury; he who in white-lead to be strewed with smalt, cessantly has run the giddy round of should be primed over once with every pleasure money could purchase, white before you lay on the ground, or his thoughts suggest; in these moand observe that the ground be per ments of riot and revelry he might fectly white, which is essential to the feel happy with her, but he little beauty of the colour of the smalt; if knew her stirling value ; let him, by the ground should not happen to be some unexpected stroke of adversity, quite flat, take up some smalt on a be reduced to poverty and want : who flat piece of linen cloth, and dab it is it then that will endeavour, by kindupon the ground you ate to lay it nėss and affection, to sooth his woundupon..
ed mind? his wife. Who, when all GREEN8. Any blue and yellow besides seem to frown, is it that enformis a green ; Prussian blue, mixed deavours to place before his broken with yellow ochre, or with masticott; spirit the cheering ray of hope? his forms a good green for common pur- wife. Whe, under his accumulated poses, which may be reduced to any scene of misfortunes is still his firm lighter tint by mixing it with white and faithful friend ? and who, though tead; verdigris, however, is the best poverty has sunk him in the estimaand most useful green; it is the rust tion of an interested world, still feels of brass ; it is a delicate green, in- for him that love which time nor dining to blue; mixed with a little change of circumstances can alter or