COMPLETE Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery -ck

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Post by Foon » June 14th, 2018, 12:07 pm

Familiar talk with my fellow housekeeper:


https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/commonsense_02_harland_128kb.mp3 25:12

I think my favourite part was
... that every young woman should, before fixing the wedding-day, be compelled by law to exhibit to inspectors a prescribed number of useful articles as her outfit—napery, bed-linen, clothing, etc., made by her own hands, and that it would be wise legislation which should add to these proofs of her fitness for her new sphere a practical knowledge of housework and cookery.
:lol:
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Post by lomond » June 14th, 2018, 6:58 pm

Foon wrote:
June 14th, 2018, 12:07 pm
Familiar talk with my fellow housekeeper:


https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/commonsense_02_harland_128kb.mp3 25:12

I think my favourite part was
... that every young woman should, before fixing the wedding-day, be compelled by law to exhibit to inspectors a prescribed number of useful articles as her outfit—napery, bed-linen, clothing, etc., made by her own hands, and that it would be wise legislation which should add to these proofs of her fitness for her new sphere a practical knowledge of housework and cookery.
:lol:
Greetings -

That is a great quote from the book with a good balance of sincerity and sarcasm.

This section is PL OK and the MW has been updated.

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Post by BettyB » June 14th, 2018, 8:07 pm


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Post by lomond » June 14th, 2018, 8:24 pm

Greetings -

Section 13 has just one item that might need to be changed:

Time: 19:25 "if you have it,—the juice of a lemon, and a little nutmeg" Reading has "lime" instead of "lemon".

Wow. I did not realize that putting up hams and pork was so much work. Sure makes going to the store and getting a nice, spiral-cut ham sound so much easier. Lots of brown sugar, molasses, or maple syrup glaze, please.

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Post by BettyB » June 15th, 2018, 7:47 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/commonsense_13_harland_128kb.mp3
Uploaded for spot check. One word change at 19:25.

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Post by Carolin » June 15th, 2018, 11:22 pm

Thank you all so much :D

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Post by Carolin » June 17th, 2018, 12:00 am

Thank you betty :9:

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Post by lomond » June 17th, 2018, 4:38 pm

Greetings -

Section 34 is PL OK.

Ah, yes, cornbread. One of the comfort food groups. Interesting that the debate when the book was written was whether to use southern corn meal or northern meal. The debate now seems to be if you want your cornbread sweet or savory. Make mine savory, please, with herbs, sun dried tomatoes, and cheddar cheese. Yummy!

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Post by lomond » June 17th, 2018, 6:13 pm

BettyB wrote:
June 16th, 2018, 8:41 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/commonsense_51_harland_128kb.mp3 18.34 KB (19:34)

Betty
Greetings -

Section 51 needs one correction and it's good to go.

Time: 03:22 "and steam over a slow fire five or six hours, not allowing the water to boil. When the pickles are a fine green, remove the leaves and throw the cucumbers into very cold water" Reading omits the words in italics.

Your sound level is very consistent over your recordings. Makes it easier to read along with.

Another good quote from the book:

"Use none but the best cider vinegar; especially avoid the sharp colorless liquid sold under that name. It is weak sulphuric acid, warranted to riddle the coat of any stomach, even that of an ostrich, if that bird were so bereft of the instinct of self-preservation as to make a lunch of bright-green cucumber-pickle seven times a week."

My father was a cook in the army during WWII when they tried to get him to use "some of that artificial vinegar". He discovered, as he began to flush it down the toilet, that it made the best toilet bowl cleaner he had ever used. And that became its fundamental use around his kitchen and mess hall, probably around the base.

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Post by BettyB » June 17th, 2018, 6:49 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/commonsense_51_harland_128kb.mp3
Line repaired at 3:22.

Thank you for the kind words Lomond and your excellent DPL.
FYI: I am a sweet cornbread girl, myself... :clap:

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Post by lomond » June 17th, 2018, 7:48 pm

BettyB wrote:
June 17th, 2018, 6:49 pm

FYI: I am a sweet cornbread girl, myself... :clap:

Betty
Carolin -

What is cornbread like in The Netherlands?

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Post by BettyB » June 17th, 2018, 8:04 pm


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Post by lomond » June 17th, 2018, 10:39 pm

BettyB wrote:
June 17th, 2018, 8:04 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/commonsense_31_harland_128kb.mp3
Time is 28:13.

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Section 31 has gained the status of PL OK.

After listening to the muscle building process of kneading, I wonder what the author would think of bread machines. :?

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Post by Carolin » June 17th, 2018, 10:57 pm

Thank you both :D

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