Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.
Text Appearing Before Image:
l the cooking.Hardwood is better thanpine, for it is coals that areneeded, and the longer theyremain hot, the better thecooking. Hemlock and cedarare not advisable because thesparks fly upwards, soilingthe food, and are apt to setfires outside. A bake-hole is always use-ful, even in a temporarycamp. It can be dug any-where where the ground issoft enough. The side of a bank, however, or possibly a knoll, is better, for the reasonthat an opening can be left at the front, and so that waterwill drain off in rainy weather. If there are any stones inthe vicinity, it is well to line the hole with them, making ita little larger than the size of the kettle. The first thing to be done before baking is to build ahardwood fire, not only in the hole, but above it as well.Keep this burning briskly until the stones and the eartharound are piping hot. After this it is well to take out agreat deal of the coals and ashes from the hole, and putin the baking pot filled with whatever is to be cooked. This
Text Appearing After Image:
Well-sharpened hardwood sticks make excellent toasting forks for camp cooking 202 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS June, 1913
Note About Images
Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability – coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
Tagged: , bookid:americanhomesga101913newy , bookyear:1905 , bookdecade:1900 , bookcentury:1900 , booksubject:Architecture__Domestic , booksubject:Landscape_gardening , bookpublisher:New_York___Munn_and_Co , bookcontributor:Smithsonian_Libraries , booksponsor:Biodiversity_Heritage_Library , bookleafnumber:362 , bookcollection:biodiversity , BHL Collection , BHL Consortium