Mrs Beeton’s musings

2 Nov

I’m planning to make some spicy tomato chutney with the remaining tomatoes I have left over from the garden so was looking through a few books on my shelf to read a bit more about filling and storing the jars.

I was interested in what Mrs Beaton had to say on the subject and how they were stored in the past


(turns out there is not much written on this in her book) however, whilst flicking through the pages I came across a particular chapter called ‘Invalid Cookery – a few rules to be observed when cooking for invalids’

It really tickled me as Ive recently been feeling pretty sorry for myself, suffering from Sinusitis and chest infection, wishing I had my own nurse maid to hand me soup and tissues!!
So I thought I would share what I read.

She obviously makes a lot of sense however it is highly amusing.

The following points are my favourite’s



3:(discussing Miss Nightingale’s views on the subject)



All taken from Mrs Beaton’s Household Management.


2 Responses to “Mrs Beeton’s musings”

  1. Tikabelle 3 November 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    Well, that does it. No more spoiled food for MY patients! And all this time I thought they weren’t getting any better because of germs and childbed fever…

    I’ve been holed up in my apartment for 3 days, and I think I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Get better soon!

  2. loumms 4 November 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Thanks, you too!

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