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USEFUL HINTS. COLD ROAST REEF B')ILEn.-Cut slices about a quarter of an inch thick from the undone part of the meat; strew salt and pepper over it, and place it over the gridiron and let it heat very quickly turn it over four times in as many minutes, and serve it up on a hot dish in melted butter it must be put to broil when the dinner- bell rings, and served the moment it is to be eaten it will then be found to be very nice. To MAKE TEN GAIJDOXS OF PARSNIP WINF.—Take thirty pounds of sliced parsnips, and boil them until quite soft in ten gallons of water: squeeze the liquor well out of them, run it through a sieve, and add three pounds of coarse lump sugar to every gallon of liquor. Boil the whole for three quarters of an hour. When it is nearly colu add a little yeast on toast. Lft it remain in a tub for ten days, stirring it well from the bottom every day; then put it into a cask for twelve months. As it works over, fill it up every day.—G. M. S. in Gardening Illustrated. STKAWHKERY CuEAMlcE.—Ingredients- One pint of cream, lib. strawberries, 607.. sugar, a little cochineal. How to use them Pick the stalks from the strawberries, crush them in a basin, add the cream, sugar, and a little cochineal; strain into a freezing-pot, bed the pot in powdered ice with some rongh salt added twist the pot round wkh the hand until the contents are frozen, occa- sionally cutting down with a broad knife to keep the ice quite smooth; when frozen fill in a pewter ice-mould, I and bed it in ice and salt; cover the tub with a damp cloth. When required for table turn out as directed for jellies. i INK S TAiKS.—Ink stains may be removed from woollen table covers, carpets, kc., hÿ rubbing the places with milk until the stain disappears.- -Girls ow-77, paper. MUdLAGE rOlt LAREI.C.— Macerate five parts of good glue in eighteen or twenty parrs of water for a day, and to the liquid add nine parts of rock candy and three parts of gum arabic. The mixture can be brushed upoa paper while lukewarm it keeps well, does not stick together, and when moietened adheres firmly to bottler. For labels of bottles it is well to prepare a paste of good rye flour and glue, to which linseed oil, varnish, and turpentine have been added in the proportion of fialf an ounce of each to the pound. Labels prepaied in the latter way do not fall off in damp cellars.—Oil and Colourman''s Journal. USING A NEW PEN.—Before dipping a new pen into ink, thrust it into a fresh cut potato, and the ink will never cling. When the pen is thickly (tImmed with dried ink a few thrusts will clean it perfectly. When not in use, some accountants leave their peas sticking into a potato kept on the desk for the parpose.