The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on May 10, 1970 · Page 45
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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 45

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'TXF.S MOTNES ST-NHAV RECTSTER M» Y 10, 1970 YOUR BETTER HOME-Build and Improve PLEASING PLUS • 1 A Screened Porch Adds T6 Home's Living Area Serve a salad "flower" of cucumber, apple slices Don't Spoil the View tHE SIMPLICITY Or 1 f HIS H6USI is given inviting Warmth and texture with the vertical plywood siding, importance and interest with the light .scoops and recessed entrance. Overhangs extend; all "around to giveHsun-protectionLto sash and.walls,\with bath~atrd"garage storage projections providing interesting side effects. .-^ ----- By JOHN D. BLOODGOOD, A. I. A. THIS COMFORTABLY COMfACT two-bedroom horns takes Advantage of A lSff«Weene"d outdoor living: room to expand US space at mfideat cost. The house is ideal for a couplOeginning- married Uf«,_«njoyiftg th«| golden years or any age ift between. Space inside flows easily^and informally with a minimum number pit steps from bedroom and bath to living room and kitchen* The clerestory light scoops that rise from the economical flat roof give sunlight and spacious height, one td' the kitchen and dining room, the other to the bath. . ' ----.- .' „ The tile- or brick-floored front entry leads to a living room with good wall apace for furniture, traffic along one wall only. The kitchen and dintnfc area is designed with an almost continuous rear wall of glass—a six-foot wide sliding glass door and a six-foot sliding window above Jhe sink counter. The mud room has washer and dryer, storage with both shelves and hanging space, access to rear yard and garage. Heating, air conditioning and hot!water heater are centrally located in the bedroom hall,to maximize efficiency, minimize noisa disturbance. This design, suitable for concrete stab or crawl space construction, is 52* wide including garage, 30' deep plus 16' porch, and contains 1,160 sq. ft. of living area. IN THIS PLAN, the two bedrooms each have good wall space for twin beds. Master area has .private vanity with lavatory, large walk-in closet, sliding glass doofto screened porch. Bath has a 5-foot lavatory counter with double medicine cabinets, separate tub-toilet room for added privacy. Note convenient linen, pantry and coat closets, extra storage in mud room. By Dorothy Yeglin J.T£?JL?fl |stl!r '' Foof) Edit*-) M AY~ that -old master painter, is turning things greener and brighter — outdoors and on the table, too. Lots of the color at mealtime is in the salad bowl, now heaped high with chilly, crackly team-ups to contrast the warming days. And it's In the glistening molds, the fruit combinations-find- the hearty coolers based on seafood or meat. Since salads cover such a wide spectrum, there is no reason to spoil the view — and the eating — by serving the. same tired ones over and _oye_r.__; . mo GET Salad Month off JL to O a fresh start, you might bring "out one of these not-so-ordinary* creations. There's a touch of the exotic that appeals to springtime wanderlust in Oriental Apple- Flower Salad. Sweet-sour marinade gives fruit, cucumber and celery an unexpected flavor. A tossed combination with a surprise |s; Nutty Garden Salad. It's a vivid mixture of greens, carrots, eauliflow- erettes. peppers and — peanuts! Simple but striking in looks and taste is Peach Almond Mold. A touch of curry powder adds an elusive flavor to the lime-gelatin base. Oriental Apple-Flower Salad ''2 cup sugar 3 cucumbers , Vz cup vinegar I large stalk celery Z 'golden or red delicious Shredded lettuce apples Combine sugar .and vinegar. Quarter, core and thinly slice the unpared apples crosswise. Strip cucumbers with tines of fork and slice into thin circles. Slice celery slantwise; pour vinegar-sugar mixture over fruit and vegetables. Marinate at least 1 hour in refrigerator. Arrange beds of shredded lettuce on 6 salad plates. Drain marinated mixture; arrange cucumber slices in wide circle on lettuce, place a second circle (inside cucumber slices) of apple slices, petal-fashion. Heap celery in center for a flower effect. Serves 6.. NuttY Garden Salad HOME IMPROVEMENT FEATURE: This screened porch is an outdoor living room that can be added to any home. Plans call for a ceiling that's roofed over the seating areas for shade and protection, screened over the enclosed garden areas so 'they'll be self- watering. By building your garden right into part of the 16'x28' porch, you can really appreciate your greenery and blooms and enjoy taking care of them. Low level garden lighting gives soft illumination to the whole area at night. .If the ground slopes at your house's porch site, you can substitute decking for.the paved sections, with your garden areas recessed at ground level, The deck framing would easily attach to our-post roof supports. Vi cup oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar '••• teaspoon sugar 's teaspoon salt Generous dash celery seed Generous dash pepper Dash garlic powder Dash onion salt 3 cups torn crisp salad greens 1 cup cauliflowerettcs ',4 cup quartered cucumber sJIces__: ___ 'i cup sliced carrot Vi cup green pepper strips, about 1-Inch long V4 cnp chopped salted peanuts In large bowl, combine salad .greens, cauliflnwerett.es, cucumber, carrot and green pepper. Chill, Just before serving, toss peanuts with salad. Combine remaining ingredients, blending well. Pour over salad and toss.- Serves 6, Peach ,41mand Mold 1 can (I Ib. 13 oz.) cling "4 cup sliced celery , peach slices '< cup toasted slivered al- 1 package (3 oz.) lime gela- monds tin Mayonnaise \i teaspoon curry powder Shredded coconut (or salad 1 cup boiling water greens) Drain peach slices, reserving syrup. Combine gelatin and curry powder; add boiling water. Stir to dissolve gelatin; add 1 cup reserved syrup. Chill until thickened; fold in fruit, celery and nuts. t Pour into 4-ciip mold, chill untiLfirm. Un- mold on platter and sprinkle coconut in a ring around salad (or unmold onto salad greens). For information on how to obtain blueprints for improvements and/or house. plans, -write to John D. Bloodgood, 235 Bast 45th St., New York, N.Y. 10017. Please.specify Oeilfn 7019 and enclose a stamped, stlt-addressed. envelope. A Blotch Here and a Splotch There Semiannual Poetry Workshop Iowa Poetry Association has planned its semiannual 'poetry workshop for 10 a.m. Saturday at Hotel Kirkwood. There will be a study course .in poetry-writing. Sister Mary Helen Ryan, B.VTM., head of the English department of St. Joseph Academy, will b^ the commentator and critic for the workshop. Dr. Louis A. Ha-_ selraayer,. president .of Jowa. Wesleyan College at • Mount Pleasant, will be presented an appreciation award at the noon luncheon; He is completing 11 yefii-s as associate editor of Lyrical Iowa, the association's publication; has served'as critic of the organization's poetry workshops and is a past-president. Mrs. Russell Jordan of Des Mpines. will preside at the board session, which will include, the celebration of the . twenty-fifth, consecutive .year. of publication of Lyrical Iowa. Reports will be given b., Ruth DeLong Peterson of New London, editor-in-chief of the publication, and Aletha Humphreys of Toledo, concerning contest winners and acceptances of poems for 1970. Hostesses for the day will be Ova Marie Zimmerman, Virginia Blanck Moore, both of Des'Moines; Eleanora Miller of Leon; Lila Remele of West Des Moines; Mary B. Finn of -Ames, Gladys. Romedahl. of_ Boone, and Dorothy Hiers of Council Bluffs. A Good Exercise Why Grow Old? By Josephine Lowman rpHIS EXERCISE, will flatten your lummy. Sit on the floor with •*-. your legs resting on the floor. l,e,an back on youjr elbows. Now raise your left leg upward with a stiff knee. Lower the left leg and at the same time raise your right leg. One leg moves up as the other moves down, knees stiff and toes pointed. "Wit* Grow OW»" WM*f» *»»r «w th» *«m«n'i p«*e< at Th« »*» Motn** Tr*«in«. By Malinda Wiesner (Th« Register's Fashion Editor) A BLOTCH here and a splotch there — it's all part of-the crafty tie dye craze currently influencing summer prints. Actually the dyeing isn't a new idea; it's an ancient method of textile decoration. Basically, the fabric is knotted at random and dipped into dye to produce colorful sunburst patterns. The tie dye ready-to-wear clothes available are, of course, not hand done. The original pattern was designed in this manner and then machines took over to streamline and mass produce the prints for a fraction of the cost that the hand-dyed yards of fabric would be. Tie dye prints are especially popular in moderately priced sportswear where jeans, T-shirts, skirts and vests feature the pattern. There is also a large and •colorful selection^ of tie dye prints available by the yard to the home sewer. W HILE YOU may prefer the convenience of buy=_ ing ready-done dye jobs, don't overlook the unique possibilities that can be derived from a package of dye, a plain piece of fabric and a little ingenuity. Tie dyeing is simple enough for a child to accomplish and exciting enough to capture the interest of adults as well. For your first project, start .with a plain white square of fabric. You will find that a natural fiber like cotton will take commercial dye more readily than will a synthetic. You can buy your fabric by the yard or start with a ready-hemmed piece like a handkercbiefr scarf or dish towel. Tools such as a wooden spoon, rubber gloves and a -Fabric is tied and ready to dye. Note top three sections are tied with string, the fourth, is tied with wider band of fabric for variation. large pan or tub are recommended. • Take hold of your square by pinching it in the center. Give it a shake to let it fall in natural folds. Now tie off a portion of the fabric about an inch or so down from this pinched center. Use a piece op string, rag or a rope to tie it securely. ' Another inch or more down from this tie. make another. Tie off as many times as you wish — each tie will produce a ring in the completed sunburst pattern. • Following directions on the package, dip your tied fabric into the dye. The color will not penetrate completely into the tied off areas. Bill Tice chose the" tie dye print for this gown in the Royal Robe collection. It features a gathered skirt and full sleeves. a multitude of variations in the procedure. F OR A pattern with more colors try this: Start with your white square and lie it. off as directed. Dip it in, for example, yellow. Dry and then untie it in one or. two places and dip it again, this time in blue. Your finished sunburst, will he white, blue and green. (The yellow of the first dye bath turns green when combined with the second blue dye.) Try using rubber bands to tie the fabric. Tie several knots in the material, _ or gather the fabric tightly with a needle and thread. Each produces a slightly different pattern. — Some craftsmen like to concoct their own dye from berries, tea, marigolds and other flowers. "' + ** You can reverse the basic tie dyeing process by starting with a dark colored fabric, tying it off and then clipping ~in bleach instead of dye. •'" and admire the colorful radiating motif. You will note that there is a surprise element in tie'dyeing. It is-imr possible to plan precisely I what .a design will look like in the end and no two tie dyes are the same. Amateur fabric designers go on from here to discover BS ^ff sB?. flff ^9i& BB ^HWB ^^f FORMAL RENTAL PARK FAIR SHOPPING CftyTtR 100 E. Euclid t . 243-8221 PARK FAIR After fabrid is dry, ... one of the largest selections of bridal gowns, bridesmaid Besses and for ma Is in all of Iowa. 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