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Home Economics: Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household Hardcover – July 1, 2010
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“This new book offers old wisdom.”—GateHouse News Service
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- How to prepare classic dishes such as milk toast (I have NEVER heard of milk toast until I read this book!).
- How to stitch and hem clothing.
- How to preserve fruits and certain vegetables.
- How to clean your house using natural products such as baking soda, white vinegar, natural scented oils, lemon juice, Borax, Bon-Ami, and natural castille soap. (Which, by the way, are all super cheap and extremely effective at cleansing your home from top to bottom, WITHOUT damaging the environment and making your loved ones sick! Win-win for everybody!)
- Baking your own bread from scratch.
- How to buy and arrange furniture that will enhance the way your house looks as well as giving everybody the pleasure of being in said house.
- How to make your own vegetable garden.
- The taking care of a newborn infant.
- The joy of home ownership.
- Teaching your children good manners and ethics in order for them to become good citizens to society. (Ummmmm let's make this #TRENDY again, thank you!)
- How to wash dishes and do laundry with your hands.
- How to treat your spouse with love and respect.
- How to choose the best meat cuts for your budget. (Oh my God, this SAVED my life!)
And so much more!
Does the advice in this book sound old fashioned?Read more ›
nope. I got a cute little pocket sized book, entertaining for short periods, but not a real commentary on women in times past. It's too bad, because by looking at the former roles of women, it helps me understand my role as a wife, mother and yes, homemaker (um make that home manager).
If you want entertaining, and a cute book, by all means purchase this book. If you're looking for something that feels important, or helps you look at your way of managing a home compared to our mothers and grandmothers and how they viewed their job, keep looking. This isn't it.
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This is a tiny book but has some interesting things in it. Not sure it is for everyone however.Published 9 days ago by K. G.
How fun is this! Lots of information. Like having my home-ec teacher in a book. Bintage look and feel to the cover.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
After I got married, I realized that keeping a house full-time (or let's face it, even part-time) is a full-time job in and of itself. Read morePublished 3 months ago by RebeccaMUA
This is a wonderful little book, except for one thing. The instructions for food preservation (Page 61 - Open Kettle Method) are not safe! Read morePublished 6 months ago by LN
It's cute and looks like it could be fun to read, but there's no way I would purchase it.
Browsing through the "Look Inside," I saw the term "roiled roast. Read more
This book is not your average book, but is rather a concise compilation of vintage homemaking advice which the author considers relevant and still applicable to the modern era. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Anna Zollinger