History And Training Of A Cat

The common cat has many varieties of coloring and shape and isn’t a tamed descendant of the larger wild cats but like other domestic animals probably came from the far east. It’s usually thought to be the descendant of the Egyptian cat which was certainly domesticated in Egypt in the thirteenth century B. C. The • Read More »

Bird Feeding Stations

Winter gives us an great opportunity to become acquainted with our fine feathered neighbors. Up north where the snows come early and very often stays on the ground for weeks, there’s a shortage of natural food for the wild birds. Many bird lovers throughout the country take advantage of this by giving food to the • Read More »

How to Win Playing Solitaire

How many of you have played Solitaire in Windows and can’t seem to get past that gosh darn 33% win ratio? It gets frustrating, I know. I’ve tried to get past that 33% for quite a while now. One day though, I started remembering certain of the games I played that always, for the most • Read More »

Types of Solitaire

All games of Solitaire are played with the full pack of fifty-two cards. The games may be roughly divided into two classes; those in which the result is entirely dependent on chance, and cannot be changed by the player after the cards have been shuffled and cut; and those which present opportunities for judgment and • Read More »

Making Jellies, Jams, and Canned Fruit

Grape Jam Wash the grapes picked from the stems, then press on the grapes with your thumb and forefinger one by one to separate the pulp from the skin. Heat the pulp over the stove eye until it softens and changes color a little. With a pestle, rub the pulp through a puree strainer, leaving • Read More »

A Well Designed Kitchen

When designing a new home, it is always a good idea to spend some time carefully considering the kitchen and its layout. After all, this is where the family meal is usually prepared and there’s nothing more important than the family meal to keep the family as a unit. The most popular layout today includes • Read More »

Making Jelly

Many think that if fruit is stirred while cooking, it won’t give you as clear a jelly like it would if you just let it cook, but so many cooks disagree on this point, and each jelly maker can decide this matter for their own self. Jelly made from dripped juice doesn’t need to be • Read More »

How Quilts Are Made

The making of regular or coverlid quilts is done as follows: When the patchwork is finished, it’s laid on a lining with layers of wool, polyester, or cotton batting between it and the lower lining. The patchwork or coverlid is basted on and then everything is fastened onto wooden frames ready for quilting. The frames • Read More »

Canning Methods

For home canning, two distinct methods are generally used: 1. Cooking in a saucepan and then transferring the article to the sterilized cans, and 2. Cooking the product in the jar in which it is to be stored. Cooking in the oven is sometimes given as a third way of home canning, but the food • Read More »

Common Ways Of Cooking Food

Baking is cooking in confined heat in the oven. Examples: Bread, cake, meat. This method when applied to meat is commonly called roasting. Before baking, see that the oven is clean and heated to the desired temperature. Boiling is cooking by immersion in water at 212° P. Examples: Potatoes, cabbage, macaroni. Braising is a combination • Read More »