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Post by Carolin » January 20th, 2018, 6:20 am

Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery by Marion Harland (1830 - 1922).

This project is now complete! all audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/common-sense-in-the-household-by-marion-harland/
This is a practical guide to running a household in 1883. Marion Harland not only walks us through a number of important topics such as how to select and manage servants and organise a dinner party (best engage a good caterer), but also includes a number of recipes. Even today's listeners may find a new favourite dish among the recipes contained in this volume. ( Carolin)
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Post by Carolin » March 4th, 2018, 3:50 am

time for a new cook book :D

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 4th, 2018, 6:06 am

Ooooh Carolin! May I read Servants, Puddings and the Sick Room?

39-41, 53

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Post by Carolin » March 4th, 2018, 6:23 am

Absolutely! Thank you for getting us started, Maryann :D
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Post by NemoR » March 4th, 2018, 8:46 am

May I claim all of the wild game sections please .... 15 through 20!

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Post by Carolin » March 4th, 2018, 9:19 am

great, nemo! you will finally learn how to cook squirrels properly :lol:
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Post by NemoR » March 4th, 2018, 11:52 am

Carolin wrote:
March 4th, 2018, 9:19 am
great, nemo! you will finally learn how to cook squirrels properly :lol:
Yes!! .... my dinner guest are getting sooooo tired of moose, that I thought for our next dinner gathering I'd branch out and prepare the Brunswick Stew .... however since I am no fan of Lima beans, I decided to go with the Ragoût of Squirrels instead.

Paired with a nice 2003 Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru, it should be quite lovely! :roll:
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Post by dlynne » March 4th, 2018, 4:30 pm

I would like to claim section 1 please.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » March 4th, 2018, 4:35 pm

Carolin,

Some of the receipts are marked with a +, to indicate a simple or reliable recipe. I have read these as "[recipe title] star". Is that what you want? Or should we ignore the +? Or call it something else?

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Post by lomond » March 4th, 2018, 10:59 pm

Greetings -

I am just getting back to PL'ing after a four year hiatus. Not sure if I am ready to commit to being a DPL but I am ready to help out as much as I can. I mean, PL'ing and food recipes, how can you go wrong?

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Post by Carolin » March 5th, 2018, 12:39 am

Thank you all!
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Post by Carolin » March 5th, 2018, 12:43 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
March 4th, 2018, 4:35 pm
Carolin,

Some of the receipts are marked with a +, to indicate a simple or reliable recipe. I have read these as "[recipe title] star". Is that what you want? Or should we ignore the +? Or call it something else?

MaryAnn
Oh right, sorry, i meant to put a note in the first post and forgot. Id just leave that out. If you dont mind cutting those again that would be great, but if your sections are otherwise complete, just leave it in :) thank you!
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Post by Carolin » March 5th, 2018, 12:43 am

lomond wrote:
March 4th, 2018, 10:59 pm
Greetings -

I am just getting back to PL'ing after a four year hiatus. Not sure if I am ready to commit to being a DPL but I am ready to help out as much as I can. I mean, PL'ing and food recipes, how can you go wrong?

Lomond
thank you for your offer! :D
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Post by BettyB » March 5th, 2018, 7:20 am

I would like to jump in with 36-38, 45, 50 and 55.

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Post by Carolin » March 5th, 2018, 9:53 am

thank you :D
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