TO test milk for purity, dip a polished steel knitting needle into it, withdraw immediately and hold upright. If the milk is pure, some will adhere to the needle.
WHEN gooseberries arc past their first freshness. add a salt-spoonful of ground ginger to the sugar used for every quart of berries in cooking. It will take away the tartness and improve the flavour.
TO rid the house of earwigs, saturate a sheet of blotting paper with pennyroyal-obtainable from the chemist-cut the paper into small pieces and leave these about on the shelves of cupboards and larder.
SOILED white shoes may be blackened by painting them with black Indian ink, which is permanent and waterproof. Use a large brush and work evenly.
WHEN treacle or golden syrup has to T be weighed. flour the pan of the scales. and no sticky mess will be left. Dip the measuring spoon into boiling water before using it for treacle.
wHEN preparing sandwiches for tea or a picnic be careful how the mustard is used in those which need this seasoning. Instead of dabbing it unevenly on to the meat fillings, mix it with the butter used for spreading the bread. The result will be a great improvement on that obtained by the usual method. Salt and other seasonings should be similarly mixed.