And so, after surveying Deacon QUIRK'S spiritual potato fields, or perhaps some fresh (spiritual) manifestation of Miss PHELPS'S piety and intelligence, we may have the pleasure of seeing the sun and moon hung with tidies, and a lamp-mat under each star.
The slave-colony, garbage-laws, magistrates, and murderers are mixed in motley, and there are whirling vacant-lot schemes abroad, potato-patches, wood-yards, organized charity, Wayfarers' Lodges, resounding cries of municipal reform, and various other interests of the wisdom-scale.
The failure of the potato crop did at last produce actual and awful famine in Ireland.
The plants afflicted with the malady are found to be infested by a mould, consisting of fine tubular filaments, termed hyphoe, which burrow through the substance of the potato plant, and appropriate to themselves the substance of their host; while, at the same time, directly or indirectly, they set up chemical changes by which even its woody framework becomes blackened, sodden, and withered.
29.--Belgian Potato Salad.
For it is this Fungus which is the cause of the potato disease; and, therefore, Peronospora infestans (doubtless of exclusively Saxon origin, though not accurately known to be so) brought about the Irish famine.
The best is obtained from the West Indies, but a large quantity of what is sold in London is adulterated with potato-starch.
Note.--Besides the above, sauces may be thickened with potato flour, ground rice, baked flour, arrowroot, &c.: the latter will be found far preferable to the ordinary flour for white sauces.
(1847) FAMINE IN IRELAND, Sir Charles Gavan Duffy From the fact that its immediate cause was the almost complete failure of the potato crop, due to the rot, the great Irish famine is known as the "potato famine."
31.--Swiss Potato Dumpling.
SIR,--A great deal of fuss is being made over Irish potato-cakes.
"I won't eat any pig weed just yet," thought Squinty, as he went softly on between the rows of potato vines. "
It must be confessed that they are handsome and if it happens to be your potato peelings and discarded fish that they eat, they warm into friendliness.
* * * * * TREATMENT FOR POTATO BUGS.
29.--Italian Potato Balls.
We could have games like potato-sack races and a big parade and a band or two, and...." "It sounds great!"
The fly, the murrain, the potato-rot, and the grasshoppers, all have a divine office in tipping over our calculations.
suet ... ... ... ... 0 4 6 Baking ... ... ... ... ... 0 1 8 --------- Expense 1 18 2 Cost of the ingredients for the potatoes suet pudding ... ... 1 0 6 --------- Difference 0 17 8 --------- This was the dinner provided for 200 persons, who gave a decided perference to the cheapest of these preparations, and with it to be continued.
Indeed, the Witch was presently having a most exciting dream about plush animals which could be inflated to the size of a house and then used as potato-mashers in the thermostat of life which likes to think about groovy butterflies with red and purple and yellow and violet whispers in the dark backward uprising theme of the way it really was in the thunder of the goat farm with lots of yams and a shovelful of fine white powder that looked like the side of a barn with lots of clocks and fleas with orange earrings in their hazy green and blue and pink walking-sticks which were married to some tortilla chips and about thirty-five orange and brown cabinet-makers with green feathers and pink fur.
Major HAMILTON did not see why farmers should escape the tax, and instanced the case of a potato-grower who had made ten thousand pounds out of a couple of hundred acres.
FOR THREE LOAVES.--Take three medium-sized potatoes; boil, and mash fine; add two tablespoons of flour; scald with potato water; add one tablespoon of salt, one of lard, and two of sugar.
i. Cut potato tops when in flower, and express the juice; steep articles in this for forty-eight hours.
I feel's if I wasn't half so good as tea-grounds, or coffee-grounds, or potato-skins," continued she, with a pang of despair. "
"The food of the slaves was three pecks of potatos a week during the potato season, and one peck of corn, during the remainder of the year."
Put the herbs and seasoning in the butter the potatoes were fried in, pour it under the steak, and place the fried potatoes round, as a garnish.
28.--Irish Potato Puffs.
Have ready in the centre of a dish round walls of mashed potatoes, browned; into the middle pour the oyster sauce, quite hot, and round the potatoes place, in layers, slices of the beef, which should be previously broiled over a nice clear fire.
A man named Rugg lost caste with his neighbors because he dug and used a potato pit in an Indian mound from which he had thrown out a large number of human bones.
"The potato peel came down that way!"
Thicken the sauce with flour and serve hot with potato pancakes.
"Something very unpleasant, I should say, by the tone of your voice-- and, by the way, you are pointing your potato knife at me--" Mrs. Corbett with an effort controlled her temper.
"One Jones whipped a woman to death for 'grabbling' a potato hill.
'But I tell you the ground is not potato-ground,' I said.
This garden of Eden, this Vale of Enna, was a great potato country.
They had potato chips, coffee and toasted Holland rusks, as well, and all thoroughly enjoyed the improvised meal.
Surround a succession of generations with all the advantages of wealth, education and travel, and you produce the aristocrat; just as you get the delicate Solanum Wendlandi from the humble potato blossom.
Grandpa Parlin says if you put apples in a potato bin, they won't taste like apples--they'll taste like potatoes.
My complexion is rotten, and my hair is coming out, and I look like a potato bag, and I think my arches are falling,... and the whole business is a confounded nuisance of a biological process."
For several years the potato yield had been abundant, the country was comparatively prosperous, and the temperance movement led by Father Mathew promised a happier future.
They are likewise found of potatoes unboiled; but these things are only required when you keep more stock than your land can support,--a fault very common to inexperienced farmers on a small scale.
Tom Hammond had obtained some planks, and, laying these on the flour barrel, had contrived a sort of circular table, round which the parties sat with their backs to the wall, on boxes, empty preserved potato tins, rum kegs, and portmanteaus.
"They would usually give them collars HW: collards in green times, potatoes in potato time.
My lord jumped as briskly as a boy out of the door on his side of the coach, squeezing little Harry behind it; had hold of the potato-thrower's collar in an instant, and the next moment the brute's heels were in the air, and he fell on the stones with a thump.
Some of our most notorious potato-tellers are expected to compete.
Now, had you a tocher like that, it would be a gey business, I think,--fourteen potato-stones at the very least, I would say, eh?"--and he must get quit of the mouthful before he could finish--"Eh, Janet?"
Romance!--I reckon the nearest I ever come to it was when a drunken Armenian cook got the snakes and tried to cut my throat with a potato knife and I got my arm burned on the stove before I could lay him out with the potato stomper.