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Home Comforts

Author : Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN : 9780743272865
Genre : House & Home
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Ranging from suggestions for the care of musical instruments to maintaining home safety, a celebration of and guide to the finer points of home-keeping offers a contemporary, creative, and positive take on a traditional subject
Category: House & Home

Home Comforts

Author : Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN : 9780743272384
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 22.7 MB
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Home Comforts is something new. For the first time in nearly a century, a sole author has written a comprehensive book about housekeeping. This is not a dry how-to manual, nor a collection of odd tips and hints, a cleaning book, a history book, or an arid encyclopedia compiled by a committee or an institute. Home Comforts is a readable explanation for both beginners and experts of all the domestic arts -- choosing fabrics, keeping the piano in tune, caring for books, making a good fire in the fireplace and avoiding chimney fires, ironing and folding, setting up a good reading light, keeping surfaces free of food pathogens, and everything else that modern people might want to do for themselves in their homes. But this reliable and thorough book on the practicalities of housekeeping is also an argument for the importance of private life and the comforts offered by housekeeping. Cheryl Mendelson is a philosopher, lawyer, sometime professor, and a homemaker, wife, and mother. Home Comforts is based on her domestic education, which she acquired while growing up on a farm in the hills of Greene County, in southwestern Pennsylvania, from her grandmothers, aunts, and mother. Learning from the distinct domestic styles of her native Appalachian relatives and her Italian immigrant relatives, she appreciated early on how important domestic customs are to a sense of comfort and identity in life. She writes out of love and respect for her subject, and hopes to inspire others to develop the affection and respect for home life and housework she was fortunate to have learned. Mendelson addresses the meanings as well as the methods of housekeeping with a keen sense of the history and values involved. The result is a warm, good-humored, engagingly written book with a message and a point of view, one that is overflowing with useful reflections and information. The clarity, breadth, and depth of the information collected here are unparalleled. You can read Home Comforts for thoughtful entertainment or use its ample index to help you find the answers to practical domestic questions. There is nothing quite like it. Among this book's unique features: · A skeptical discussion of the excessive use of disinfectants in the home. · How to iron a dress shirt and how to fold sheets. · How to make up a bed with hospital corners. · How to do all basic sewing stitches. · How to choose proper sizes for sheets, tablecloths, and other household linens. · How to set the table for informal and formal meals. · Expert recommendations for safe food storage. · The most exhaustive and reliable information on fabrics, textile fibers, and their laundering, drying, and other care that exists for nonprofessionals. · A thorough explanation of care labels and why and how you should often (carefully) disregard them. · Housekeeping guidelines for people with pets or with allergies. · What to do about dust mites. · How to clean and care for wood, china and crystal, jewelry, ceramic tile, metals, and more. · Guides to stain and spot removal. · Extensive recommendations for improving home safety. · A summary of laws applicable to the home, including privacy, accident liability, contracts, and domestic employees.· · 200 Elegant, Clear Drawings ·
Category: House & Home

Home Comforts

Author : Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN : 1841881805
Genre : Home economics
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A huge critical and popular success in the US, HOME COMFORTS has established itself as the book that no household should be without. Its scope is truly comprehensive - from setting the table to folding sheets, from the bedroom's ideal humidity to choosing a cookbook, from baking to bacteria - no subject within the realms of domesticity has been left untouched. 'HOME COMFORTS in its own way, is revolutionary. Nothing quite this Beetonesque has been published in decades it is a manifesto in praise and defence of the home' - Daily Telegraph'A delight, the book reads like a physiological, updated edition of Mrs Beeton' - The Times'An extraordinary achievement that has no peer in this century and may well have none in the next' - Newsweek'With breathtaking comprehensiveness, every domestic task you might have thought of - and many you will not -Ois explained sensibly, lucidly and in mesmerising detail' - Daily Telegraph'HOME COMFORTS is riveting. Wonderful even... the book is packed with genuinely useful, even fascinating information... no truly comfortable house should be without a copy' - Literary Review
Category: Home economics

The Home Comfort Book

Author : Nate Adams
ISBN : 1979596883
Genre :
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Are rooms of your house uncomfortable or unusable at different times of the year? Is your home drafty in winter? Do you get hit with a wave of heat walking upstairs in summer? Are mold or pests frequent problems in your home? Do you get big icicles in winter? Do you suspect your home is making you sick? Do you sleep better out of your house? Do you have a damp, dank basement? How about air quality problems like dust or odors? Are you ready to solve those problems? Then this book is for you. Before you can solve a problem, you need to understand what is causing the problem. This book explains how your home actually works so you can address root causes, not symptoms. We've seen far too many folks waste thousands of dollars addressing the wrong problem. Armed with this book, you can find the right pros to solve problems, understand if the work was done right, and even DIY many things yourself. This is the book I wish I had when I entered the Home Performance eld. It connects theory to action and shows real world examples of work being done and the results achieved. It assumes you're a building science novice as well as smart and willing to learn. You'll learn about how your home works, what to look for in a new heating and cooling (HVAC) system, what kinds of insulation work best and why, how to choose and install the right bath fan, and more. Everything in this book is backed up by field experience, data, and an overwhelming passion to do things right the first time.
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Home Comforts

Author : James Martin
ISBN : 184949472X
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 62.65 MB
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James Martin champions local produce and loves growing his own, and this collection of recipes ranges from fancy dinners to impress friends, to those times when you just need to grab lunch for one in a hurry. Much-loved for his trademark wholesome, hearty British food, in this book James shows off a fresh, light and ultra-modern side, too.
Category: Cooking

More Home Comforts

Author : James Martin
ISBN : 9781849498135
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 90.14 MB
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More Home Comforts introduces 100 new recipes from James Martin, favourites that you will want to cook time and time again. This brand new book features super-fast Instant Comforts, including Pea and Parmesan Soup and Keralan Prawns; Sharing Comforts for when you have a tableful, like Lamb Belly with Barbecue Sauce or Dahl Chicken with Naan Bread; Childhood Comforts such as soothing Fish Pie or Tomato Soup; Posh Comforts for when you’re entertaining, with the likes of Carpaccio of Tuna and Perfect Rump Steak; Indulgent Comforts that are naughty but nice (Dark and White Chocolate Cherry Brownies, Churros with Peaches and Custard); and Sweet Comforts, with classic cakes and bakes like Fruit Meringue Gateau and Sticky Toffee Roulade. James guides you through the recipes with their clear, easy-to-follow instructions and beautiful photography. Whether you want a seasonal summer salad or an autumnal roast, here are all the recipes you will need from a master of his trade.
Category: Cooking

Laundry

Author : Cheryl Mendelson
ISBN : 1439188564
Genre : House & Home
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For Cheryl Mendelson, laundering is the best part of housekeeping. It’s full of physical pleasures—the look of favorite clothes restored to freshness and beauty, the tactile satisfaction of crisp linens in beautifully folded stacks. Good laundering preserves things you love and protects your pocketbook. It doesn’t take much time or effort. What it takes is knowledge, and Laundry is the comprehensive, entertaining, and inspiring book on the art of laundering. Culled from the bestselling Home Comforts, with revised and updated information and a new introduction, Laundry is an indispensable guide to caring for all the cloth in one’s home: from kitchen rags to bedding, hand-washables, and baby clothes to vintage linens. Mendelson offers detailed guidance on when to disregard labels, removing stains, making environmentally informed choices, sewing, and storing clothing and fabrics. A much-needed antidote to the standard-issue how-to manual, Laundry celebrates the satisfactions of ironing, folding, and caring for clothes and linens. Both pragmatic and eloquent, Mendelson provides beginning and veteran homemakers with a seamless combination of reliable instruction, time-tested advice, and fascinating personal narrative. As a farm girl in Pennsylvania, Mendelson—who is a philosopher, lawyer, and professor, as well as a homemaker, wife, and mother—received a classic domestic education from her grandmothers, aunts, and mother. Laundry combines the best of the traditional lore they taught her with the latest in technical and scientific information. Writing with infectious love and respect for her subject, Mendelson is sure to instill in readers a newfound affection and appreciation for the art of laundering.
Category: House & Home

Simple Comforts

Author : Kim Diehl
ISBN : 9781604681086
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 20.6 MB
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From the popular author of Simple Blessings, Simple Seasons, and Simple Traditions, here's a fresh assortment of inviting quilts. In Kim Diehl's signature style, these 12 projects feature traditional patchwork combined with charming applique. Exuding warmth and comfort, each quilt is perfect for tossing over the arm of a chair to be used at a moment's notice. But with such beautiful artistry, they could easily end up on the wall instead!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Country Comforts

Author : Cheryl Wall
ISBN : 9781604680942
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 66.77 MB
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Warm and welcoming, each quilt in this book invites quilters to let go of the "rules" and find joy in the journey. The 12 projects feature traditional blocks such as Log Cabin, Bear's Paw, and Churn Dash, with a twist that makes them fresh and new. Choose from quilts and wall hangings, many featuring folksy applique for added flair. Quilters of all levels will enjoy the relaxed nature of these scrappy projects--imperfections only add to their personality and charm!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Comforts Of Home

Author : Luise White
ISBN : 0226895009
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 77.12 MB
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"This history is . . . the first fully-fleshed story of African Nairobi in all of its complexity which foregrounds African experiences. Given the overwhelming white dominance in the written sources, it is a remarkable achievement."—Claire Robertson, International Journal of African Historical Studies "White's book . . . takes a unique approach to a largely unexplored aspect of African History. It enhances our understanding of African social history, political economy, and gender studies. It is a book that deserves to be widely read."—Elizabeth Schmidt, American Historical Review
Category: Social Science