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Potatoes a La Hotel Cecil – January 1925

There can be no question that in the labourer’s cottage and in the Scottish farm kitchen the potato is cooked, served and eaten with a relish unknown to the Hotel Cecil. A maid of ours drifted into a big London … Continue reading

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Scones with Sour or Sweet Milk – June 1922

Lately two Scottish housewives have told me that they can bake better scones with sweet than with sour milk, and one of these drew the general conclusion that sour milk has a tendency to make the outsides hard of touch. … Continue reading

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Consumption of a Teetotaller – June 1917

At the tea table, as he helps himself to the fourth, fifth, or sixth ounce of bread, the total abstainer remarks, “If beer is as necessary to the poor man as bread, I am entitled to an extra slice or … Continue reading

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Advice to Eat Slowly – June 1917

We are being told that if we eat slowly and masticate our bread until it becomes sweet in the mouth, we may get as much nourishment out of two thirds of the food we now swallow hastily. A story is … Continue reading

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Public Kitchen to Feed all Classes – April 1917

The Food Control Department is going to establish in Central London a large public kitchen to assist in the national economy of food. It is hoped by this means to enable thousands of people to keep within the rations, and … Continue reading

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Ways of Spreading of Butter – April 1917

There is a careful and there is a wasteful way of spreading butter on bread. The Cumberland way I have always thought very wasteful. It is vigorously scraped and worked into the cut side of the loaf, and then the … Continue reading

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Silk Underwear and “Puddings” – February 1917

A party of us were discussing the difficulty of restricting our expenditure and so finding more for the War Loan when one said, “I don’t think it is people like us who can be expected to do much but there’s … Continue reading

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That Umbrella – Saturday January 1902

Oh the muddy skirts and the muddier boots! The roads are in their nastiest condition. The tenacious mud, after a thaw, lifts at every step and somehow we always seem to be carrying things and to have no hand at … Continue reading

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Pan Haggis – December 1924

Two weeks ago “Nancy” gave a recipe for “pan” haggis (in distinction, I presume, to the real haggis which was originally cooked in a cow’s stomach — or was it the tripe of a pig? I have no cookery book … Continue reading

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Workers Tea Breaks – December 1900

In one of our weeklies, I noticed a complaint that in the eastern mainland counties of Scotland, the ploughman and labourers pause at mid forenoon and mid afternoon to refresh themselves with tea and bread which is carried to them … Continue reading

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