Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 3, 1972 · Page 87
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 87

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 3, 1972
Page 87
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PABAH BF PBJHtSS TAKE A LOOK AT THESE NEW IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME AND FAMILY · BY PETER DRYDEN WATER WICKS: No need to worry about prized house plants drying out when you're away on weekend trips or vacations. New wicks (above, left) water the plants automatically. Just place one end of a wick in a container of water, the other end in the soil, and capillary action feeds the water as needed. Set of 5 wicks: $1.29 postpaid. Treasure House, Dept. PP, Box 53, Cedar Grove, N./. 07009. A LINING FOR YOUR GRILL: A new way to save an old, corroded outdoor grill or extend the life of a new one is provided by a ceramic lining fabove, right) you can apply easily. The 'A"-thick, 16" x 24" sheet of material comes wet in a liquid- tight plastic bag, can be cut to size, hardens after exposure to air, withstands temperatures up to 3000° F. And, because it reflects heat, claims the maker, you can grill in a fraction of the usual time, use less fuel to achieve the same heat. $4.95. Patio Products, Dept. PP, 6 Pin Hook Lane, Pittsiord, N.Y. 14534. REPLACEMENT WINDOW SASH: You can replace old, worn- out wood sash with a new lifetime aluminum sash (above, left) said to be easy for you to install yourself. Incorporating double-insulated glass and weather stripping on both sides, it tightly seals against weather, eliminates need for storm window, virtually never needs painting or reglazing, claims the maker. To install, you simply remove window bands, slide out old sash, slide in the new, replace the bands. For details: North American Mfg. Co., Dept. PP, 551 Concord, Hollision, Mass. 07746. SUCTION AT THE EDGE: You can pick up dirt from often inaccessible areas--in corners, along baseboards and furniture--with this vacuum cleaner Obnye, right) that has a special suction-edged nozzle. When you push a button, suction power is shifted from the main intake area to special vents on the ends of the nozzle. The suction edge feature is usable with any of the vacuum's three speeds. The unit also has a rug pile dial you set to clean carpets of any pile height and bare floors, a special dust cup that eliminates need for replacement bags. In models from $20 to $50 in stores. Regina, Dept. PP, 373 Regina Ave., Rahway, NJ. Parade of Progress items are NOT advertising. Write manufacturer if not available in stores. Allow three to four weeks for a reply. Manufacturers distributors: PARADE will consider ideas but cannot correspond. Elisabeth Ortiz pours cranberry juice sauce onto her special Thailand custard dish. AThailancfl Treat by Betfi Men rim an PARADE FOOD EDITOR NEW YORK. Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz is a career cook married to a U.N. diplomat and the combination has proved an inspiring one--except for a few minor difficulties. "Such as the time," recalls Mrs, Ortiz, "when an article assignment on Mexican cooking necessitated serving my long-suffering husband 16 typical, spicy Yucatan dinners in a row." Bom in London, Mrs. Ortiz has traveled to different parts of the world, working as a novel- ist, journalist, and cooking consultant. Lately, she is most excited about finishing, after seven years, her pet project: the definitive Caribbean cookbook. The recipe she has chosen for us is her own Americanized version of "sankhaya," one of Thailand's most popular desserts. Mrs. Ortiz has added the original touch of cranberries in the pudding and sweet, rum-flavored sauce: Cranberry Sankhaya 2 cans (16 oz. each) whole berry cranberry sauce 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup coconut milk * 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon dark rum Drain cranberry sauce through a sieve; reserve the liquid. Combine drained sauce with eggs. Scald coconut milk; stir a little at a time into egg and cranberry mixture. Pour into 6 custard cups. Set custard cups in a pan of water; bake at 350° for 45 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted into custard comes out clean. To make the sauce: Dissolve cornstarch ifTa little reserved cranberry juice. Combine with remaining juice in small saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until thickened. Stir in rum. Chill; serve with the custard. *Coconut milk (or coconut juice as it is sometimes called) may be purchased in many health food stores. Or, to make your own coconut milk: Steep contents of 1 can (4 oz.) flaked coconut in 1 cup hot, light cream for about an hour. Squeeze through a damp cloth to extract all the liquid. TESTED IN PARADE'S KITCHEN

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