1,001 Old-Time Household Hints: Timeless Bits of Household by Editors of Yankee Magazine

By Editors of Yankee Magazine

Wonder what Grandma might have used to wash greasy kitchen partitions? medication a sore throat? triumph over insect pests in her vegetable backyard? ask yourself no longer!

Whatever your grandma did to mend and preserve issues round the condo and backyard, it most likely labored. That’s as the previous methods are frequently the simplest methods by way of strategies for daily difficulties, rules for saving time, and convenient suggestion for buying the activity performed. And that’s the place 1,001 Old-Time loved ones Hints is available in. locate the simplest tricks, tips, and secrets and techniques for every thing from cooking, cleansing, and residential upkeep to puppy care, gardening, and vacation celebrations. You’ll additionally locate how you can adapt and increase a few old-time equipment. detect an grand number of priceless and smart principles, together with find out how to:

• fresh copper pans, utilizing buttermilk and salt
• Make genuine sourdough bread the way in which the pioneers did
• struggle wrinkles and create kissable lips
• Use typical constituents to fix your hair
• Create your personal distinctive fragrance
• arrange universal area at your residence
• Use ivory cleaning soap for sprucing silver and bug regulate
• correctly separate ingesting glasses which were caught jointly
• And extra!

With 1,001 Old-Time family Hints in your kitchen desk or nightstand, you’re consistently within the solid corporation of an old-timer who’s able to dispense a worthy trace, encouraging be aware, or sage mystery on the flip of a web page. 310 colour photos

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If the berry bounces, it’s still good; if not, out to the compost with it. LUSCIOUS LEFTOVERS Since their families ate almost all meals at home, old-time cooks were experts at gussying up leftovers to become another delicious dish the next day, and just as adept at substituting one ingredient for another in a pinch. Pair their ideas with today’s modern convenience foods for supertasty, clever dishes. Four Rules for Great Leftovers Think that cooking a roast, whole turkey, or whole chicken takes too much effort?

Tender Ham with Fancy Topping A luscious baked or boiled ham is a simple way to serve lots of guests—and the leftovers put prepackaged cold cuts to shame for flavorful, fresh sandwiches. Look to the past for tips on baking a ham to its tender, tasty best and presenting it with delectable garnishes. The guidelines given by Annabella Hill in Mrs. Hill’s New Cook Book (1872) go far beyond the scanty directions available on most ham labels or in modern cookbooks, and work whether you’re boiling or baking.

For example, we found old-time recommendations for more than a dozen ways to use ordinary bar soap to achieve great cleaning results in the kitchen, bathroom, and more. Plus, there are ingenious suggestions for substitutes for commercial furniture polish to fix blemishes in wooden furniture, beauty secrets of Victorian belles, homemade holiday decorations from the days before Hallmark, and terrific recipes for favorite comfort foods such as baked ham, gingerbread, and hot cocoa. And our team wasn’t content just to find great old-time ideas.

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