Monday, October 31, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Superstition is a part of the very being of humanity; and when we fancy that we are banishing it altogether, it takes refuge in the strangest nooks and corners, and then suddenly comes forth again, as soon as it believes itself at all safe. ~ Goethe
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
VASSAR FUDGE. 2 cups of white granulated sugar, 1 cup of cream, 1 tablespoonful of butter, ¼ cake of Baker’s Premium No. 1 Chocolate. Put in the sugar and cream, and when this becomes hot put in the chocolate, broken up into fine pieces. Stir vigorously and constantly. Put in butter when it begins to boil. Stir until it creams when beaten on a saucer. Then remove and beat until quite cool and pour into buttered tins. When cold cut in diamond-shaped pieces.
SMITH COLLEGE FUDGE. Melt one-quarter cup of butter. Mix together in a separate dish one cup of white sugar, one cup of brown sugar, one-quarter cup of molasses and one-half cup of cream. Add this to the butter, and after it has been brought to a boil continue boiling for two and one-half minutes, stirring rapidly. Then add two squares of Baker's Premium No. 1 Chocolate, scraped fine. Boil this five minutes, stirring it first rapidly, and then more slowly towards the end. After it has been taken from the fire, add one and one-half teaspoonfuls of vanilla. Then stir constantly until the mass thickens. Pour into buttered pan and set in a cool place.
WELLESLEY MARSHMALLOW FUDGE. Heat two cups of granulated sugar and one cup of rich milk (cream is better). Add two squares of Baker's Chocolate, and boil until it hardens in cold water. Just before it is done add a small piece of butter, then begin to stir in marshmallows, crushing and beating them with a spoon. Continue to stir in marshmallows, after the fudge has been taken from the fire, until half a pound has been stirred into the fudge. Cool in sheets three-quarters of an inch thick, and cut in cubes.
From Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes by Miss Parloa and Homemade Candy Recipes by Mrs. Janet McKenzie Hill, compliments of Walter Baker & Co. and available as a free download from Project Gutenberg. Why molasses should be associated with Smith and marshmallows with Wellesley is anybody's guess.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Twice, this morning. Must be something in the water, because I have also had to pull Sheba off the curtain rod where she was chinning herself.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
From the December, 1952 Workbasket magazine, a doily to crochet. Three pages of instructions are on my Flickr account.
As we start the needlework count-down to Christmas, I'll be posting one project per week from this issue, starting with the ones I figure are going to take the longest. There are eight projects in all.
I particularly wanted to get this copy scanned as it is falling apart.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Saturday, October 1, 2016
In other news, Sheba has learned to play hide and seek with Chunk, and Minnie is obsessed with Reserve Cat and started stalking him.
Addendum: He's been hiding in my closet for two days and just moved to my lingerie drawer. It's only a matter of time before she tracks him down.