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«C -July 18, 1976 Sunday Gawtte-Mail -Chirleifon. West Virginia How Does Your Garden Grow? Wine, Roses-How Sweet It Is By Anne Howard Garden Editor Poets have written about roses for centuries. And the phrase "wine and roses" A, occurs quite often. For ' instance, in the 19th cent u r y . Ernest Dowson wrote these philosophic lines calling attention to the short duration of our "days of wine and roses": "They are not long, the I days of wine and roses. Out of a misty dream ,, . ' our path emerges for a Howard while Then closes within a dream." And Omar Khayyam, in his "Rubaiyat." wrote of fleeting time, wine and roses'. Which brings us to the point of this dissertation: roses have been used to % make wine for many centuries. In "Gulistan." the famed collection of Persian wisdom named after the equally famed gardens, we are told of a secret process for making rose wine, so strong that "a glass could make the sternest monarch merciful or make the sickliest mortal slumber amid his pains." Less sedative were the effects of another drink, the rosa so/is a smooth, oily rose liqueur of Elizabethan days.. A moderate amount would "wash molligrubs out of a moody b r a i n . " and an i m m o d e r a t e amount by Pepys' account, caused at least one imbiber to jump from a high second- story window from sheer exuberance. The following recipe comes from "Pageant of the Rose." by Jean Gordon. It may not accomplish the results of either of these quotations, but--according to those who have tried it--it is delicious: 1 quart dried rose petals. 2 oranges. 2 lemons, 2 pounds sugar. 1 1/4 ounce yeast cake. Add two quarts of water to the rose petals and boil for 20 minutes. Cool. Add lemons and oranges sliced very thin, then the sugar and yeast dissolved in warm water. Add two additional quarts of boiled water. Let stand eight to 10 days, stir two or three times daily. Drain and put in a jug lightly corked, until thoroughly worked. If you aren't a do-it-yourself-er. imported wine made from roses can be bought. Shakers Peddled Seeds Door To Door From Wagons Starting First Seed Business in New United States While we're on the subject of roses, if you're planning a trip and wonder if there's a public rose garden along the way. give me a call. I have a list, prepared by the All-America Rose Selections, of AARS public rose gardens. Hints for Food Did you know that sour cream thins when it's mixed with hot sauces or gravies? Yes. but never fear, if allowed to stand it will return to its original thick consistency. * · * Read the label to make sure you get the right thing! Some homemakers want to buy ultra-pasteurized cream because it remains sweet and fresh even if kept unopened in their refrigerator for 60 to 90 days. Other homemakers want regular whipped cream because they prefer to use a product without the stabilizers and heat treatment. ) l | 0 Printed Pattern SPEAKING OF public gardens, there will be a National Herb Garden on the grounds of the National Arboretum in Washington. D.C. shortly. By shortly we mean in a year or two. The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the Herb Society of America have completed arrangements for creating such a garden. The Society will finance the project, estimated to cost about $250,000. "We are indebted to the Herb Society of America for its generous Bicentennial gift to the American people through the Arboretum." stated Dr. John Creech, director of the Arboretum. "The herb garden will join the other great collections here, such as the Gotelli conifers and the Japanese bonsai, which are without parallel anywhere in the world. The new garden will serve the public well, in educating and helping people understand the long history of herbs in the United States." The new facility will contain a formal "knot" garden with plants arranged in intricate patterns resembling various kinds of knots. Also planned are specialty herb gardens--for medicinals, flavorings, essential oils, bees, dyes, and teas, as well as herbs used by Indians and early colonial settlers. Species roses--the old fashioned nnn-hybrid types--will also be featured in =pecial arrangements. The new facility will be located opposite :,iri terrace of the Arboretum's administration building within a large, lovely meadow. The first stages of the garden are expected to be ready for viewing in mid-summer of 1977. , GARDEN HEIRLOOM: The American seed business was born during the British blockade during the Revolutionary War. In the older settlements closer to the seaboard, English, Dutch and German bloodlines predominated, including many families from the gentry or middle classes who were partial to a large assortment of vegetables. No sooner would the new immigrant clear his land and settle in than he would run out of vegetable and herb seeds and have to send back for more. At the time of the American Revolution, except for a few garden seeds grown for sale by the Shaker religious sect in New York State, all garden seeds were either imported or home grown. The sea blockade cut off most seed supplies except for occasional shipments via French vessels. Seed production, especially of biennials such a beets, carrots, turnips, and cabbage, is a complicated business in cold climates, requiring the pulling and storing of roots or heads over winter in frostproof' cellars. Therefore, home seed production centered on easily grown annuals, such as squash, pumpkin and melons, sunflowers, peas, and beans, and on production of seed potatoes. Some of the first seed companies in the United States got their start at this time. Life on the frontier was terribly hard for the wives and families of Revolutionary soldiers. Hostile (and understandably so) Indians picked off stragglers* Wild beasts and birds ravaged crops in the little clearings where settlers farmed Indian corn, pumpkins, turnips, squash, peas, beans, and (hidden among the corn rows) watermelons. Fortunate was the family that could lay in enough potatoes, corn, dried squash, pumpkins, beans and peas, buckwheat and rye to last until springtime, and proiect their food from marauding Tories. Surplus pumpkins--they were the favored crop for newly cleared land--were stored, dried for meal, cooked down for molasses, or even made into beer. Sweet potatoes largely replaced "Irish" or white potatoes along the southern frontier. Niceties such as "sallett" (salad) vegetables were little known on the frontier. Water had to be drawn and carried from dug wells or streams. Why waste it on washing greens. And besides, wild greens were there for the gathering: poke, purs- lane, lamb's quarter, dock, and pigweed. The hardy Scots and Irish who made up the bulk of the frontiersmen were unaccustomed to a wide variety of vegetables, unlike their German and French neighbors. "Americans neglect garden stuff and call it all indiscriminately 'sause'," complained a British-reared lady in a letter home from her country dwelling outside of Boston. Food Questions, Answers How can you prevent cheese toppings from toughening and becoming hard while baking? Baking at low temperatures will keep the cheese topping from toughening and becoming hard, according to U. S. Department of Agriculture Home Economists: How long can dry yeast and compressed yeast be stored? Dry yeast can be stored for several months if kept in a dry, cool place. Compressed yeast is perishable and should be stored in the refrgierator and used within a week. When is the best time to purchase fresh vegetables?* Fresh vegetables are generally highest in quality and lowest in price in season. When making a cheese omelet, when should the shredded cheese be added? Add the shredded cheese after the omelet is cooked -r- just before folding. Should meat be seasoned before or after roasting? Meat can be seasoned before or after roasting but -- either way seasonings penetrate very little below the surface of the meat. What is the best way to keep fresh vegetables fresh? Most vegetables keep well and stay crips if kept in a covered container or in plastic bags and stored in the refrigerator. How can I get smooth gravy? The secret of making smooth gravy is to blend the flour thoroughly with the fat or cold liquid before combining it with hot liquid. 4962 SIZES , 2-8 / DELICIOUS TREAT for a ittle girl- sew up this sundress and matching panties in ice cream-fresh flavors. Buttons on shoulders with few parts, quick seams. Printed Pattern 4962: Children's Sizes 2, 4.6.8. Size 6 takes I 3 j yards 45-inch fabric. $1.00 for each pattern. Add 35t for each pattern for first-class airmail and handling. Send to: Anne Adams Pattern Dept. 30 Sunday Gazette-Mail 243 West 17 St., New York, NY 10011. Print NAME, ADDRESS, ZIP, SIZE and STYLE NUMBER. 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Paul Wilson of Rensford Star Route, and Jesse James Leftwich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Neal Leftwich of Campbells Creek Drive, were married Friday at the Campbells Creek Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. Carl D. Smith. Music was furnished by Richard and Edith Baker and the bride was given in marriage by her father. Sherry Wilson was her sister's maid of honor and bridesmaids were Sonya Roberts, Sherry Seabolt, Grace Allred and Marsha Auxier. Steve Crowder was best man and ushers were Terry Wilson, brother of the bride, Mike Page, Billy Barker and Ward Harshbarger. The newlyweds left for a trip to Blackwater Falls State Park after a reception in the Coal Fork Methodist Church activities building. They will reside at 728 1/2 North WinfieldRd.,St.Albans. Both are graduates, of DuPont High School. She is a secretary for the Kanawha Valley Bank and her husband is a senior majoring in accounting at Marshall Univ- MRS.JJESSEJ. LEFTWICH ...former Patty Ann Wilton ersity where he is treasurer of Alpha Psi Psi professional business fraternity. Engagements Are Told Hanson-Wentz Mr. and Mrs. Denver Hanson of Blount are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Toni Cherrett, to Eugene Ray Wentz Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ray Wentz of 3501 Hatfield Dr. The open church wedding will take place at 8 p.m., Aug. 13 at the Fairhaven Baptist Church. Miss Hanson is employed by Hall and Alberlson, attorneys, and her fiance is employed by Kanawha Electric Machine Co. Miss Hanson and her fiance are both graduates of Dunbar High School. Skaggs-Merehant Miss Sandra Skaggs, daughter of .Mr. and Mrs. Clinton D. Skaggs of Scarbro, and Frederick Merchant Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Merchant Sr. of St. Albans will be married at 1 p.m. Aug 7 in the Jones Avenue Church of God in Oak Hill. The bride-elect attended Concord College and is a graduate of Collins High School. Her fiance graduated from St. Albans High School, and is a senior at Concord College, majoring in business management. Buckley-Gori Mr. and Mrs. Denver C. Buckley of Dallas, N: C., formerly of Belle, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jo Ann, to George Gori, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gori of Poquoson, Va. The wedding will take place at 2 p.m. Sept. 11, in the Belle Church of the Nazarene. The bride-elect is a DuPont High School graduate. Her fiance, a graduate of Maine-Endwell High School, Endwell, N. Y., is employed by State Chemical Manufacturing Co. ; Keepsake' RcgiMrml Diamond Ring* LILLYS G1LVAR DELANEY JEWELKRS 'for lifts jw/lghrerth pride" DUKMVIUGESXOFPIKCEIITOI MMAft BECKliY LOCAN NEWMARTINSVILLE 'tade JleeatetAoui. *U ·v*/ / / 218 D STREET SO. CHARLESTON 25303 (304) 744-8890 I \ 9 iVfrun. *

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