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This is a copy of the will of Thomas Starkie QC and hand written from Messrs. Lumley Nicholl & Co.Mrs Guthrie is the wife of George James Guthrie the surgeon of the Crimean War (Find more here). As said in the will she is identified as Katherine…

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Snaps Alice 1 pound lb flour, 1 pound lb Sugar, mix them together¾ pound lb Butter, melt it withoutwater, work- it into the flour andsugar, roll it out & cut into shapes-Greens Greens should be boil[e]’d in the hardest water that can be got- the…

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To hash a Calves Head Let the head be scalded, not skinne’d boil it very tender the day before you use it, make some gravy of a knuckle of veal, a bit of lean beef,a bit of ham, or about half a pound of gammon of bacon, four anchovies, a dozen…

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Cowslip wine Lady Clive8 pecks slips &, cowslips-6 gallons of water- 14 lbs- sugar-boil the sugar & water half an hourskimming it well- then, beat up 4 whites of eggs with their shells, putthem into the water & let it boila few minutes…

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[of sev] juices of seven lemons stir it well twice a day for 3days- stop it up for [2]3 weeks, then bottle it off-Another country housewifeTo 6 Gallons of water 12: pounds lbs of Sugar.The juices of 6 lemons & the whitesof 4 eggs well beaten-put…

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of syrup of Citron or Lemons beforeyou tun it- strain it off the thirdday squeeze the Cowslips througha coarse cloth then strain itthrough a flannel bag tun itup laying the bung aside for 2or 3 days to see if it worksif it does not work bung itdown…

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it though a sieve into anothervessel, let it stand 3 days-after which pour it into a third vessellet it ferment with atoast covere'd on both sides withyeast- when the fermentation isended run it slowlyinto a cask- keep it least8 months before it is…

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through a coarse cloth, wringingthe berries, put the juice intoa clean kettle- to every quart of juice put a pound of fineLisbon sugar, let it boil, and skimit well- When clear and fine pourit into a jar, when cold covered close and keep it till you…

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poure‘d into another vessel where it must stand 4 days to fermentwith yeast; when the fermentation is overlet it lie shut up close & stand ina cool place at least a month- then drain it into another vessel,where it must stand 6 weeks longer,…

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another vessel & put to it a little yeast when it must stand 3days to work, when the fermentationis over, let it he drawn into aclean vessel then stand close covere’d3 weeks- then bottle it up, putinto each bottle a little sugar-Strawberry…
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