Well, things have been pretty quiet around here... I blame it on the troubles in the world today: bad TV reception with rabbit-ears; little choice in salt brands; the unreasonably slow development of meat-growing machines... It can really get you down.
In times of crisis it's good to turn to the sage advice of The Nu-Kooka: 2nd Edition - Containing the best Jewish and Continental dishes, cocktails, savouries, confectionery: Revised and re-edited and including the latest American recipes.
All for the low, low price of 5/-. Whatever the heck that is. Five slash-dashes. Five forward-slash-dashes. It cost me $1 though. The recipe we will be following today comes from page 17, under the section titled Miscellaneous:
Sometimes it has been found that a patient, especially when confined to bed, is hard to move with an ordinary aperient, and this is a doctor's prescription, and is invaluable:-
1 1/2 pints of soapy water,
1 tablespoonful oil of turps,
1 tablespoonful castor oil,
1 yoke of egg
Unfortunately, that's it. There are no instructions for application. You'll just have to get stuck into some good old trial-and-error.
45 posts and this is the first bum joke! Well... second.
PDF Cake Fruits? Is that like, wot… Adobe Acrobat Snacks? Photoshop Phroots?
BTW, in case you care, 5/- was 5 shillings in the old silly money. Not quite half a pound – as there was 12 shillings to the pound – and 13 shillings to the Guinea.
About the equivalent of a hour’s wage for a factory worker.