PARADE Of PB06HSS TAKE A LOOK AT THESE NEW IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME AND FAMILY Â· BY PETER DRYDEN PLUG-CLEANING KIT: A large number of lawnmower, chain- .s^.w, and other 2-cycle engine breakdowns stem from fouled spark plugs. With a new kit (above left), you can clean plugs and regap them. It contains a file for removing electrode area deposits and for deglazing the center. Brush, liquid cleaner, gap gauge. Also useful for auto plugs. $4.95 ppd Puckett, Dept. PP, Box 3537, Portland, Oreg. 97208. TENNIS REBOUND NET: You get a player-like response with this new practice tennis net (above right). It's made of a heavy, knotless, synthetic netting said to give a realistic delay to the ball return. An adjustable tension strap allows you to vary both the length and speed of the return. For serving and ball placement practice, a black line on the white netting simulates the top binding of a regular net. With 8x7' tubular steel frame: $47.95 ppd. Golf-Fore, Dept. PP, Box 70 fast' Northport,N.Y. 77737. TO SUPPORT A TREE: Here's a convenient, reusable device (above left) for giving a young tree the necessary support to 'fielp insure straight and healthy growth-- without need for ropes and stakes. You can install the steel brace easily with foot pressure and the offset angle at the base bypasses ithe tree's root area. The collar band-- covered with a heavy plastic sleeve to prevent bark fraying-- can be adjusted for height and trunk diameter. One model, 36" above ground, 18" below: about $8.95 in stores. Another model, 56" above, 18" below: about $9.50. Gardenr/te Corp., Dept. PP, 3357 Ha//fax, Dallas, Tex. 75247. BREATHING COVER: New for tri-hull boats, this cover (above right) of 10-oz. nylon-reinforced blue vinyl has a vapor- breathing stripe of white Army duck and is said to retard condensation formation onboard regardless of whether you Â·sever the boat overnight or for extended storage. The cover is mildew-resistant, won't shrink, comes with braided sash cord that serves as draw rope. Sizes for tri-hulls from 14'6" to 19'5" with maximum beam of 98" and maximum transom width of 87". From $72.98. N. A. Taylor Co., Dept PP G/overs- v/7/e, N.Y. 12078. Parade of Progress ilems are NOT advertising. Write to source or manufacturer if not available in stores; Allow three to four weeks for a reply Manufacturers: PARADE will consider ideas but cannot correspond ICE CREAM, plus by bcrh MERRIMAN PARADE FOOD EDITOR Ice cream is everyone's favorite warm- weather dessert--and the cone is the traditional way to make this cool treat even more delicious. This summer, try a new trick with this ever- popular combination. First, dip your cones into a rich chocolate mixture, then pile them high with a strawberry-lemon ice cream thaf s studded with grapes. Garnish the top of each tempting confection with a few more grapes. An extra attraction of these cones is that gelatin, which makes the ice-cream light and fluffy, also keeps it from melting and dripping. l RApE CREAM CONES '/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces 1 pkg. ice cream cones (12) 2 pkgs. (3 oz. each) lemon-flavor gelatin 1 cup boiling water 1 quart strawberry ice cream, softened 3 cups white seedless grapes Melt chocolate over hot, not boiling, water. Stir until smooth. Dip top edge of cones into chocolate; stand upright in small water glasses. Chill. Dissolve gelatin in boiling water, stirring to dissolve thoroughly. Add ice cream; stir until well blended and smooth. Fold in grapes. Chill. Scoop into cones or serving dishes. Makes about T/i quarts. FROM PARADE'S TEST KITCHEN else is cookiiNQ f ESSERT f ISTINCTIONS S0lids - lce / lavorin S- II h Â« a 'ower fat content than ice cream- TM fl, o Percent m.lk fat. High quality ice cream is made with cream, milk, sugar, flavoring and stab.l.zers. It must contain at least 10 percent milk fat. SEAfckOd NEWS A new seafood product is now available-red crab meat and claws The red crab Â·s i a walking, not a swimming crab. The male grows to about 2'A Ibs./the female to in \ 't T 'l^ '"I* 6 meat !S White With a P ink tin g e - It * similar Â·n taste and appearance to king crab meat; the market price is between that of king crab and snow crab At present the red crab is being processed in three frozen forms tor institutional trade and may soon be available in the retail market.
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