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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 4 (July 1, 1938.)

The “Scrapbook.”

The “Scrapbook.”

When threading a rod through lace or fine net curtains, cover the rod with a finger-stall and prevent any tearing or splitting of the material.

When cooking cauliflower, hollow out the stalk to allow the water to penetrate the flower. Place two skewers in the stalk to rest on the saucepan and keep the head down during cooking.

Do not use too much water when cooking vegetables-just sufficient to cover them.

Add a little sugar as well as salt to the water, as the sugar not only improves the flavour but also assists in preserving the green colour.

New bread can be cut as easily as stale if the knife is dipped in hot water.

Rub over new tin oven-ware with lard and put it in the oven for an hour. This prevents rust

When boiling fish, remember to add lemon juice to the water. This preserves the flavour.

For slicing tomatoes thinly use a hread saw.