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The Country Housewife and Lady's Director in the Management of a House, and the Delights and Profits of a Farm   By: (1688-1732)

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THE Country Housewife AND LADY'S DIRECTOR IN THE Management of a House, and the Delights and Profits of a Farm.


Instructions for managing the Brew House, and Malt Liquors in the Cellar; the making of Wines of all sorts

Directions for the Dairy, in the Improvement of Butter and Cheese upon the worst of Soils; the feeding and making of Brawn; the ordering of Fish, Fowl, Herbs, Roots, and all other useful Branches belonging to a Country Seat, in the most elegant manner for the Table.

Practical Observations concerning Distilling; with the best Method of making Ketchup, and many other curious and durable Sauces.

The whole distributed in their proper Months, from the Beginning to the End of the Year.

With particular Remarks relating to the Drying or Kilning of Saffron.


Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge; and F.R.S.

The Sixth Edition With Additions.

To The LADY WAGER , Consort to the Right Honourable Sir CHARLES WAGER , One of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, AND One of His Majesty's Most Honourable PRIVY COUNCIL;

This Book is most humbly Dedicated, by Her Ladyship's most Obedient, and most Humble Servant,




Asparagus, preserv'd. Ditto Drest the Dutch way. Ditto with Cream. Artichoakes, to dry. Ditto preserv'd. Ditto pickled. Ditto fryed. Ditto in Suckers, to eat raw. Apricot Wine. Alamode Beef.


Brandy, Laurel. Birch Wine. Brewing. Beef Cake Soup. Ditto to Pot like Venison. Beef, to Collar. Brocoli, to boil. Butter, good in Suffolk. Buckingham Cheese, to make. Butter, why good or bad. Ditto in general. Butter, what Milk is good. Ditto made over the Fire. Ditto wash'd. Ditto churn'd in Summer. Ditto churn'd in Winter. Beans, preserv'd, the Winter. Berberries, to pickle. Beet Roots, red, to pickle. Ditto fryed. Boar's Head imitated. Brawn, to Collar. Boar, when to be put up for Brawn.


Capon, to dress. Carps, to stew. Cellars, which are best. Cowslip Wine. Cheese, spoiled. Ditto what concerns its Goodness. Ditto why bad in Suffolk. Ditto Good from one sort of Cattle. Ditto preserv'd in Oil. Ditto Marygold. Ditto Sage. Ditto Sage in figures. Ditto Cheshire. Ditto Cheshire with Sack. Ditto Gloucestershire. Cheese, Cream. Ditto Why the Aversion to it. Churns, the Sorts. Clove Gilly Flower Syrup. Cucumbers, to pickle. Codlings, to pickle, green. Ditto to pickle Mango. Cherry Brandy. Cherry Beer. Cherry Cordial. Cherries distill'd. Cherry, Cornelian, in Brandy. Calf's Feet Jelly. Cockles, pickled. Capons, to set upon Eggs.


Dairy, how to build. Different Sorts of Goosberries. Different Sorts of Currans. Ducks, wild, to roast. Ducks, wild, hash'd.


Eels, their time of Breeding. Ditto in plenty. Eggs, to prepare six ways. Eels, to clear from Mud. Ditto to roast. Ditto to Pitchcot. Ditto to Collar. Elder Flowers, to dry. Elder Vinegar. Elder Wine, red. Ditto white. English Wine.


Fowls and Birds, the Difference. Fowl, to dress. Ditto to farce. Fricassee of Chickens, brown. Ditto white. Fish Gravey for Soups. Flounders, pickled. Frontiniac Wine imitated. Fruits preserv'd for Tarts. Florence Wine imitated. Frontiniac Wine to make. Fowls, the Sorts. Fish, to boil firm. Fish boiled, the Sauce.


Geese, when to buy. Ditto to fat. Ditto to roast. Ditto how to kill. Grapes, ripe early. Grape Wine.


Herb Soup, the Foundation. Hops. Hare, to pot. Herbs, to dry. Hare coursed, how to keep. Ditto hunted, to dress. Ditto the Pudding for it... Continue reading book >>

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