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        WARTIME COOKERY  MONTH

APRIL
 
 

              April is spring’s true harbinger, if only the first brave spears of asparagus tell us so. Chicken, now growing lustily, tell us still more, and ducklings quack- quacking on the village pond re-echo the welcome sounds of other springs.
          We can eat a little more easily, and with the lengthening days demand a lighter fare and more elegant, too for are not such manifestations of warmer days appearing in the greengrocer’s as those little bunches of radishes  to make our salads so much gayer ?.
              April is a good month to furbish up potato cookery, the humble boiled or mashed or fried, the greedy baked or roast, the frivolous croquettes and fitters, these all pall at last. It is still two months to the crop of new ones and meanwhile there are quite three hundred different ways to choose from. The old potato is a bore let’s wake him up, and induce him to make friends with other vegetables!
          Summer is still tantalisingly far away but we still have our canned sunshine, and why not in a pie? Potatoes and pies, apple pies too, for Bramleys are still about.
          Two good resolutions for a good month.

 

 

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War Time Recipes 

Chicken and Pork Brawn
 

You will need:-

1 old fowl
2 pig’s feet and hocks
Seasoning
Skin and clean the fowl and cut up into joints, then clean the feet and hocks. Put all of it into a saucepan and cover with cold water, bringing to the boil and simmering gently for 4 hours.
          Strain and remove the bones, and cut up the meat finely and season highly with pepper and salt.  Boil again for 10minutes, then press into a mould and allow to set.


 

APPLE AND TREACLE TART

YOU WILL NEED:-

FOR SHORT CRUST PASTRY
8oz self raising flour
¼ teaspoon of salt
4oz margarine or lard or cooking fat and margarine mixed
4 tablespoons of water

FILLING
1 ½ lb cooking apples
2 tablespoonfuls of syrup
Grated rind of 1 orange, if you can get one
3 tablespoons of water

METHOD
Prepare the pastry and line a nine inch pie plate, with half of it.
          Peel and slice the apples, then put half of them on the plate, add the orange rind, syrup and water.
          Add the remainder of the apples, moisten the edges of the pastry, and cover with the remainder of the pastry.
          Trim and decorate. Bake in a fairly hot oven for 20minutes then reduce the heat or move the pie lower in the oven until the apples are tender.
          Regulo 6. Other cookers 400%F. Middle shelf.


 

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MINISTRY EXPERTS CONSIDER THAT A WEEK'S SUPPLY OF IRON RATION, IS ESSENTIAL..... RATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE TEA.... SUGAR..... TINNED MEAT..... CONDENSED MILK..... AND CHEESE.

 

We can say what we like of Lord Woolton.

Or at least we can say what we dare.

But England must sit up and listen.

When Woolton is heard on the air.

Our portions may be microscopic.

But they grow every moment more dear.

And Woolton dictates on a topic.

That touches us near.

 

Some Ministers willing and blameless.

And busy as beavers no doubt

Yet strike us as perfectly aimless.

When they tell what the war is about.

But Woolton looms ever beside us.

Controlling each bite and each sup.

And we count on his broadcasts to guide us.

That something is up.

 

Some Lords in the throes of digestion.

Enlarge at regrettable length.

On the rather incongruous question

Of winning, through misery strength.

But from Wooltons more fruitful endeavour

On the value of foods which however, we cannot obtain.

 

His Orders are full and explicit

His rules for iron rations are sound

Though half of them, being illicit

We’d have to be fined were they found.

But, say what we will of Lord Woolton

If we cannot quite say what we like

We tighten our belts when Lord Woolton gets hold of the mike.  


 
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MORE MILK BETTER HEALTH

DO YOU KNOW

 

That in an experiment carried out by the Medical Research Council on behalf of the Government, school boys who had one pint of milk a day showed an average annual increase in weight of over 3 lbs.

            And an average annual increase in height of over ¾ of an inch compared with those who did not have the extra milk.

            That in an experiment carried out by the Scottish Board of Health.

            School children receiving additional milk made similar gains in weight and in height in comparison with those who did not have milk.  

            And That in another experiment in Scotland, 10,000 children who received milk showed that the addition of milk to the diet of school children caused a very definite increase in the rate of growth both in weight and height.

            You cannot have better evidence of the value of milk than this.

MOTHERS! ARE YOU GIVING YOUR CHILDREN THE CHANCE OF GROWING HEALTHY AND STRONG BY ALLOWING THEM MILK EVERY DAY?????

THEY CAN HAVE MILK IN SCHOOL EACH DAY.

ASK the teacher to supply it. 

 

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