Tuesday, November 1, 2011

fruits of her labor

From the book 'Victorian Preserves, Pickles, and Relishes by Allison Kyle Leopold

Equipped with silver knife and enamelled preserving
kettle, the housewife joyously proceeds with her task of 
converting the baskets or cases of luscious fruit into
delisious preserves, spicy, pungent pickles,
rich marmalades and translucent jellies; and when 
all is finished, it is with worthy pride and
satisfaction that she gazes upon the
"fruits of her labor."
-"The Housekeeper," The Ladies' World, 1901

1 comment:

kate said...

I do believe i would swap my crappy monday to friday in an air conditioned office for that!