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La Cuisine Creole

La Cuisine Creole

By Lafcadio Hearn

Published 1885

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House cleaning should commence at the top of the house and work downwards. In this case it may be undertaken by spells, with intervening rests.
After the floors are cleaned, the walls and ceilings claim attention.
A very beautiful whitening for walls and ceilings may be made by shaking the best lime in hot water, covering up to keep in the steam, and straining the milk of lime through a fine sieve; add to a pailful half a pound of common alum, two pounds of sugar, three pints of rice-flour made into a thin, well-boiled paste, and one pound of white glue dissolved slowly over the fire. It should be applied with a paint-brush when warm.