Thursday, December 12, 2013

Before the Days of Antibiotics, Etc.


Clippings from Moore's Rural New Yorker- 1861
Ladies' Department 

SORE THROAT, CURE FOR CROUP,ETC.
Eds.  Rural New Yorker : As I have a few recipes which have been tried and pronounced good, I send them to you for publication.
 
REMEDY  FOR SORE THROAT-
Take butter that is very salt and rub it on the throat and chest thoroughly, before going to bed. Two or three applications will effect a cure. We have had the throat distemper about pretty extensively this fall, and this has been the principal medicine.
 
TO CURE THE CROUP.
The best way is to take a flannel cloth, dip it in water and put on the chest as hot as can be bourne, then take salt butter, spread on brown paper, and apply immediately. It is a very simple ,but invaluable remedy.

APPLE PUDDING
Line a basin with a crust prepared as for a biscuit ; pare,core, and quarter as many apples as will fill the basin; sprinkle some allspice over them, a little sugar, and a half cup of water.  Cover with a crust and steam one and a half hours. Serve with cream and sugar.

EXCELLENT  COOKIES
One cup of cream, two of sugar,  two eggs, half cup butter,  two teaspoons of cream tarter; one of soda,  nutmeg for seasoning. Flour sufficient to roll out.
Anne Brown  Rawsonville, N.Y. 1861.  

To Be continued
 

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