299. To Restore Freshness to Vegetables

For the housewife who must
practise strict economy, as well as for her who lives at a distance from

the market, it is well to know that cabbage, celery or lettuce and their

like which have lost the first freshness, may be restored by putting first

into warm water, just comfortably warm to the hand, and after fifteen or

twenty minutes, you will be surprised to note that it will have the

original snappy crispness so much desired. Often the grocer will sell the

second day celery and lettuce at half price. The above method will freshen

same, and may make quite a saving of bills.