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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 631 pages of information about Science in the Kitchen..

LEFT-OVER MILK.—­Small quantities of unsterilized milk or cream left over should always be carefully scalded, then cooled at once to a temperature of 60, deg. and put in a cool place, in order to keep it sweet and fresh until the next meal.

TABLE TOPICS.

    “Care preserves what Industry gains.  He who attends to his business
    diligently, but not carefully, throws away with one hand what he
    gathers with the other.”—­Colton.

    “What does cookery mean?”

It means the knowledge of all fruits and herbs and balms and spices—­it means carefulness, and inventiveness, and watchfulness, and willingness, and readiness of appliance.  It means the economy of your great grandmothers and the science of modern chemists,—­it means much tasting and no wasting.—­Ruskin.

     A penny saved is two pence clear
     A pin a day’s a groat a year.

    —­Franklin.

    Bad cooking is waste—­waste of money and loss of comfort.  Whom God
    has joined in matrimony, ill-cooked joints and ill-boiled potatoes
    have very often put asunder.—­Smiles.

    Never sacrifice the more precious things—­time, health, temper,
    strength—­in attempting to save the less precious—­money.

    —­Sel.

    Learn by how little life may be sustained and how much nature
    requires.  The gifts of Cerea and water are sufficient nourishment
    for all peoples.—­Pharsalia.

THE ART OF DINING

Human nature is so susceptible to externals, while good digestion is so dependent upon interior conditions, that all the accessories of pleasant surroundings—­neatness, cheeriness, and good breeding—­should be brought into requisition for the daily gathering of the family at mealtime.  The dining room should be one of the airiest, choicest rooms in the house, with a pleasant outlook, and, if possible, with east windows, that the morning sun may gladden the breakfast hour with its cheering rays.  Let plants, flowers, birds, and pictures have a place in its appointments, that the association with things bright and beautiful may help to set the keynote of our own lives in cheerful accord.  A dark, gloomy, ill-ventilated room brings depression of spirits, and will make the most elaborate meal unsatisfactory; while the plainest meal may seem almost a feast when served amid attractive surroundings.  Neatness is an important essential; any home, however humble, may possess cleanliness and order, and without these, all charms of wealth and art are of little account.

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