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">v- j HOME HINTS. Breadboards should be scrubbed with saad or salt, to keep the wood a good colour. Blacklead mixed with vinegar will be found to give a specially good polish to the kitchen stove. If sour milk is used instead of fresh for mixing cakes, they will be both richer and lighter. A tiny sprinkling of Demerara sugar placed over each layer of meat in a steak pudding will make the steak tender. A black mark upon the ceiling caused by the lamp-smoke can be removed by washing it with a little lukewarm sodawater. When stewing fruit, add the sugar after the fruit is cooked, but while it is still hot. By doing this a smaller quantity of sugar is needed. If linoleums and oilcloths are rubbed, after being washed, with a little linseed oil, they will bo found to wear longer and have a polish without being slippery. When cutting fur draw a razor down the back of the skin where it is required to be cut, and this will not injure the long hair at all. as scissors are apt to do. A liberal supply of carbonate of soda placed around the kitchen hearth, and any other favourite haunt of blackbeetles, will cause their complete disappearance from those places. When making pea-soup, if the peas are boiled a little while, separately, with a pinch of common washing soda, they will be. found to cook much more quickly. They do not need soaking. When linoleum or floor-cloth is past using again as a floor covering, it can yet serve a purpose as a fire-lighter, instead of, or in conjunction with, wood. Fold a small square into three and lay it on the top of the paper used for laying the fire. Fried Eggs with Rice.—Parboil some well- washed rice in water, then simmer till quite tender in good gravy, flavoured with half a teaspoonful of curry powder. Serve with fried eggs on the top. Meat will keep, even in the hot weather, for many days if it is hung in a current of air and covered with a muslin which has been wrung out in vinegar. This should be re- new-ed every day. Veal Cutlets.—Cut a neck of veal into joints, take off the ends of the bones and lard the thick part of the cutlets with four or five pieces of bacon; season them with nutmeg, pepper and salt. and roll in bread crumbs and finely-powdered sweet herbs, then dip into well-beaten egg and broil before the fire. Serve with brown gravy and garnish with lemon. If buying a hair mattress," choose one filled with black rather than white hair, as the latter has generally been bleached, and this deprives it of springiness and makes it "mat" more quickly than the black or even the gray hair. The following is an easy nmd economical way of polishing a floor for a dance: Take three pennyworth of beeswax, cut up finely in shavings, then mix with ojae pint of benzo- line. Let it stand for an hour, with an occa- sional shake, then rub in the floor and polish quickly. Potted Salmon.—Empty a tin of salmon, remove the skin and bones, break it up fine with a fork, season with a little pepper and salt, add a few drops of salad oil. Place in a glass dish and cover wim clarified butter, serve with sliced cucumber. If after eating onions the mouth and throat are freely washed with cold water and the teeth cleaned with powdered charcoal, nearly the whole of the unpleasant odour will be found to be removed. Parsley is also very good; a small piece should be taken after partaking of the onions. By using this method of preserving them, eggs will last twelve months Take one tin of water-glass, place in a pan, and pour two gal- lons of boiling water over it. Stir until it has dissolved, let it stand to get cold, and then it will be ready for use. Home-Made Fire Extiiiguisher.-Take five pounds of common salt and two and a half pounds of muriate of ammonia, and dissolve in two gallons of water. When well dissolved fill into good-sized bottles that will not be difficult to break when needed, and cork tightly. In case of fire immediately throw one or two bottles into the blaze with enough force to break them and well scatter the contents. Any fire thus taken in' time will surely be extinguished. When cleaning boards scrub the way of the grain of the wood; use plenty of warm water. Wash and dry one small piece at a time. Do not put more water on the boards than is necessary to make them clean, as they will take very long to dry if made too wet. When the boards have been well scrubbed, they must be rubbed with a clean cloth, wrung out of clean, warm water; then with a dry cloth the way of the grain. If the boards are not well rubbed and dried, they will not be a good colour, even after a good IIcmb- If you rinse a plate with cold water before breaking the eggs on it, add to them a pinch of salt, and then stand where there is a cur- rent of air, you will have no difficulty in beating them to a froth. The glass of spectacles or eyeglasses can be cleaned with a cloth which has been dip- ped in methylated spirits. A good polish with a wash-leather will be necessary after- wards to prevent any cloudiness. Constant, blacking is likely to injure tho leather of boots before very longd., but this evil may be guarded against by occasionally (about once in three weeks) washing off all the blacking and rubbing oil into the leather, I Those who possess, a washable paper in the kitchen should clean it with lukewarm water in which a teaspoonful of washing powder has been dissolved.; Use a piece of clean. flannel, and when the. dirt has been removed dry -the paper thoroughly with a Noft clean Cloth. ■ ø '.S.-z-r



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