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13 March 1886 - 'Omelettes, and How to Make Them' by Phillis Browne
In the life of a great Englishwoman, just published, her biographer says that "she was an excellent housekeeper, and her excellence was partly attained from knowing how things ought to be done". There is a great deal of truth in this remark. People who know...

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20 August 1887 - Answers to Correspondents - Miscellaneous
A lot of snark and boy troubles this month.  POOR JANE: - All our readers of Answers to Correspondents know very well that we make no invidious distinctions between the upper classes and the poor. You have certainly no cause for complaint, since we answered...

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25 February 1882 - 'Seasonable Clothing and how it should be made'
Spring fashions for 1882. Ladies, please hold off purchasing your gear for the new season until April. Stripes are in for outer-wear and there's a fancy new make of undergarment called the "Hibernia". Hats will be massive this spring, bonnets will be tiny a...

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10 December 1881 - 'The Habits of Polite Society' by S.F.A. Caulfield.
I imagined all of this being read in the voice of Maggie Smith as the Countess Dowager.  In the first part of the series of notes indicated in the above title I promised to supply, as one time amongst many, some directions on “complimentary” and “family mou...

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3 March 1880 - Answers to Correspondents - Miscellaneous
MADCAP:- Weak eyes are common enough in young girls of fair complexion and a somewhat feeble constitution.  WEak cold green tea is the best and safest application, but cod liver oil - a dessertspoonful three times a day often works wonders in such cases.  T...

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I'm back!
For the, oh, eleven people around the world who check in on this blog from time to time - apologies. I am back for good now. I have also discovered that Tumblr randomly changed ALL the URLs on the Tumblr version of the blog, so I've had to go through the ar...

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4 January 1902 - 'The White House Class' by Lina Orman Cooper - Chapter 4
A Victorian curry. Look, I don't condone everything here, I just transcribe it, all right? Having had two “sweet mornings”, or rather two mornings devoted to sweet things, Miss Benson thought a lesson in savoury cooking would not come amiss.  Mr Merton, in ...

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21 December 1901 - 'The White House Class' by Lina Orman Cooper - Chapter 3
Today, sponge cake and a delicious-sounding apricot gateaux. Miss Benson was a wise woman.  She did not wish to make the weekly classes at White House too severely scientific.  So, on the third morning on which the young Mertons came up her spotless hite st...

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21 December 1901 - 'The White House Class' by Lina Orman Cooper - Chapter 3
Today, sponge cake and a delicious-sounding apricot gateaux.   Miss Benson was a wise woman.  She did not wish to make the weekly classes at White House too severely scientific.  So, on the third morning on which the young Mertons came up her spotless hite ...

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2 November 1901 - 'The White House Class' by Lina Orman Cooper - Chapter 2
How to light a fire, a brief foray into social justice and the manufacture of matches, cooking methods and the question of ethical vegetarianism.  A love of cookery, or rather, of cooking, is born in all children.  From their earliest years they will make s...
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