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COLONIAL HOLIDAY TREATS: special recipes. by Hutcraft.
Over 100 easy-to-make special Christmas recipes--old and new--good for the holidays and some for any time of year. A long-standing title, with recipes for egg nog, angel wing popovers, southern short'nin'bread, old timey raisin spice cake, sweet potato pie, apple leather, tipsy cake. Contents include 96 recipes and variations for beverages, breads, cakes, pies and pastries, cookies, candy, miscellaneous foods, preserves, and relishes. Yuletide sketches, 25 pages.
Inventory = 52. ISBN: None. 1971. Order #: HUTC0623 paper$3.95.
COLONIAL KITCHEN HERBS AND REMEDIES: garden and kitchen secrets from early America. by Ferne Shelton.
As the early ships from Europe landed along the Atlantic coast, colonists brought their cherished seeds and plants because of virtues attributed to them in Old World medicine and cooking. Many plants indicated their usefulness to health by some aspect such as color, texture, or shape and some were named for their uses, such as " heal-all", "heartsease", "liverwort", etc. Dandelion wine was thought good for a blood tonic and the liver and kidneys, honeysuckle tea helped coughs, chest issues and nerves being "good for twitches". Chapters include Beverages and Wines, Herbs in Cooking, Useful Weeds, Household Ointments and Salves, Early Tobacco Mixtures, Lucky Charms. There was also Mary's Magic Foot tonic "to maketh the feet nimble and pains go away." Recipes, sketch drawings, 24 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: None. 1972.Order #: HUTC2832 paper$3.95.
COLONIAL TREASURE COOKBOOK: special time-tested recipes from early America. by Ferne Shelton.
Hardy settlers along the Atlantic coast brought their food customs and family recipes from many different lands. Colonists provided fruits, meats, vegetables, and learned to use native foods. There were herbs from fancy flavors, beverages, and remedies. The kitchen became the heart of every home. Try crystallized orange peels, southern mint julep, dandelion wine, hopping john New Year's Day good luck dish, Brunswick stew, scalloped oysters, grandmothers molasses cookies, rum tum pie, and many more. Drawings, 24 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1970.Order #: HUTC2835 paper$3.95.
PIONEER BEAUTY SECRETS: "old and new cosmetics from the kitchen" plus "garden and insect control". by Ferne Shelton.
Early beauty aids in America were made in settlements and frontier kitchens using herbs, honey, juices, vinegar, or other supplies on hand. Some came down from grandmothers; others came from new experiments. Before 1900 few commercially mixed cosmetics were available to the public but kitchen supplies were always plentiful enough to spare for the magic of beauty. As time passed store-bought items were added to improve older mixtures such as glycerine, oils, etc. and later ready-to-use products became widely available However some of the earlier grooming aids are still enjoyed for various reasons--surprisingly simple mixtures. Today's woman can wisely choose the best of old and new. Try Kitchen Wrinkle Cream, Herbal Tonic Bath, Tonic for Red Noses, Calamity Cream, Mary's Foot Cream, and many more. Drawings, 24 pages.
Inventory = 7. ISBN: None. 1970. by Hutcraft. Order #: HUTC0630 paper$3.95.
PIONEER COMFORTS AND KITCHEN REMEDIES: old-timey highland secrets from the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. by Ferne Shelton.
America's first settlers were able from their Old World lives able to recognize and use many coastal plants. In the Appalachians they found great variety of plants some of which could be used for food, medicine, and comforts. Much has bee learned about medieval herb lore but the old-timey remedies listed here are neither suggested nor recommended. Chapters include beverages and wines, coughs and colds, aches and pains, miscellaneous miseries, perfumes, dyeing with natural colors, plants as insecticides, and lucky charms. Carrots were said to make strong eyes, horseradish was for dropsy, sage was good for loose teeth. Drawings, 24 pages.
Inventory = 10. ISBN: None. 1965. by Hutcraft. DAMAGED--1" x 1" of upper left corner of book (covers and all pages) is missing, but contents are intact. Order #: HUTC2834 paper$3.95.
PIONEER COOKBOOK: favorite campfire and kitchen recipes from early America. by Ferne Shelton.
Includes many traditional recipes made from roots, barks, leaves, and plants gathered from the woods--as well as meats such as rabbits, 'possums, birds, venison, bear, elk, etc.--depending on the skill of the gatherer or the luck of the hunter or fisher. There is blackberry nectar, locust beer, Indian pumpkin bread, hoarhound candy, long johns, roast duck, chuck wagon chops, fish cakes,, campfire corn roast, rhubarb pie, fisherman's muddle, homesteader;s beef stew--all arranged in categories of beverages and wines, breads, candy, cookies, desserts and puddings, meats, vegetables, pickles/preserves/relishes, pies and pastries, soups and stews. There are also wagon train remedies for foot corns, insect stings, sunburn, colic, and more. Drawings, 32 pages.
Inventory = 4. ISBN: None. 1973. Order #: HUTC0625 paper$3.95.
PIONEER LUCKY STONES: gem and mineral lore. by Ferne Shelton.
For centuries legends and myths told the special significance of different stones. We now classify many of those early beliefs as superstitions and folklore and today jewels are enjoyed more for their personal and sentimental value. But for anybody who wears gems and jewelry, the legends and lore of earlier times might still entertain and awaken the sense of wonder. Includes gem customs, shapes and symbols, lucky stones, days-of-the-week stones, color superstitions, gems for names, state stones, birth and anniversary stones. Drawings, 24 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1974.Order #: HUTC2833 paper$3.95.
PIONEER PROVERBS: wit and wisdom from early America. by Mary Turner.
Some of the old sayings in this collection may already be familiar to you, for whether serious or saucy, hundreds of proverbs have endured for generations and were a prominent part of life in early America. Contents include friendship, relationships, money, luck, pleasures, simple communication, love and marriage, and more: "pick your friends, but not to pieces"; "three may keep a secret if two of them are dead; "a little nothing will get you nowhere"'; 'mix a little folly with your serious thoughts"; "nothing is so new as has long been forgotten". Drawings, 24 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: None. 1971.Order #: HUTC2836 paper$3.95.
PIONEER SUPERSTITIONS: old-timey signs and sayings. by Ferne Shelton.
The first American settlers from Europe came from many different countries, each bringing their own native folklore and legends, reflecting the handed down customs, omens, and wisdom of centuries. There was often a saying or rhyme to fit or explain almost any occasion. These sayings were an important part of life in early America. Superstitions are presented in chapters of weather signs, healers, garden crops, love and marriage, weddings, for housewives, New Year's signs, childrens' sayings, lucky charms: "It is a sign of rain if tree leaves show undersides"; "Severe weather ahead if there is a big crop of walnuts"; a horseshoe hung props up keeps witches away; wedding good luck comes if the couple stands with their feet parallel to cracks in the floor; seeing a white cat on the road is good luck; to have good luck for a new year, wear red garters. Drawings, 24 pages.
Inventory = 11. ISBN: None. 1969.Order #: HUTC2837 paper$3.95.
SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN COOK BOOK. by Ferne Shelton.
Over 175 old-timey Highland recipes and remedies from the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains: apple brown betty, gooseberry preserves, roasted quail, fried green apples, Smoky Mountain mystery cake, rhubarb nectar, corn pones, pickled d crab apples, and many more both unusual and more traditional. 32 pages.
Inventory = 4. ISBN: None. 1964. Order #: HUTC0622 paper$3.95.
VITAMINS AND REMEDIES: a quick guide to supplements. by Anne Stevens.
Presents 24 articles discussing vitamins and health, diet, "wonder foods", remedies for skin/hair/nails, digestive upsets, hints before surgery, the middle years, nerves, traveling, herb teas, mighty minerals. 24 pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: None. 1974. Order #: HUTC0621 paper$3.95.
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