Lancaster farming. (Lancaster, Pa., etc.) 1955-current, August 10, 1974, Image 40

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    —Lancaster Farming, Saturday. August 10, 1974
The Coolest Main
Dish of All
It's hot and you don’t feel
at all like cooking a warm
And why should you?
A cool, cool salad can be the
main dish for dinner tonight.
What's more a lot of people
in the family could help
prepare it, if they’re willing.
Make it fun and they
probably will be.
Especially, your smaller
children. Try them out on
scraping carrots for carrot
sticks. And preparing celery.
Washing lettuce. Or cutting
up boiled potatoes that now
are cool.
A Variety Of Foods
If your salad is the main
course, will you sacrifice
protein in your meal? Not at
all. In fact, your salad
should, in this instance,
contain foods from each of
the four food groups.
Obviously you will build
the salad on vegetables.
There are several kinds of
lettuce: iceberg, bibb and
Boston. If you can, use all
Did someone say you should put in a 2 inch
or 3 inch milk line? Yes, because the con
ventional pipe lines carry milk, and the milking
vacuum in same pipe. Your galvanized pipe only
carried pulsation vacuum (the vacuum between
shell-and inflation.)
Oh, a larger milker line may help your
milker, but if a slug of milk goes down a 2” line
your vacuum drops, just like in a IW' line, so
before you scrap that old 1 Vz” line, why not use
that old 11/?”I 1 /?” line to transfer milk only, and in
stall another iW' stainless steel line to carry
your milking vacuum, with no milk or liquid in
this line you have free moving air, no drop
in vacuum. Then use the new Zero pipeline unit
with above, you have the best milker you can
buy, no air injection needed, to slug milk up the
Did you ever stop and think? Would you like that
same air sucked through your drinking water
Come in, Write or Phone for Full Information 1
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in the Kitchen”
by Laurence M. Hursh, M.O.
Consultant, National Dairy Council
three along with other usual
salad greens such as endive.
But here’s a host of other
vegetables to consider: Red
kidney beans, canned
greenbeans, slices of green
and red peppers, onion,
slices of radish, celery,
cucumber, canned beets,
and the carrots and potatoes
mentioned earlier.
Obviously, we can next
add fruit. Tomatoes are the
staple, of course. But why
not also consider some of
these : rings or chunks of
pineapple, peeled orange
slices, raw apple, pieces of
fresh or canned peaches, or
You should not expect to
use all these foods. But at
least this gives you a wide
selection from the
vegetables and fruits food
Now for the meat group:
This gets into some
preparation, but not
necessarily, because so
many things come canned,
all prepared. Like tuna, or
canned salmon, or various
meats, especially the lun-
Lebanon, Pa
cheon-slice variety which
can be easily converted to
bite-size bits. Don’t forget
sardines, anchovies or, for
that matter, chunks of
chicken, turkey, ham, or
marinated beef, or slices of
hard-cooked egg.
Dairy Foods
Dairy foods will be
represented by your use of
cottage cheese, chunks of
other cheeses, and the part
that sour cream, roqufort
cheese and -or milk can play
in your dressing.
And finally, the breads and
cereals food group: One way
is to stir in a lot of those
delicious, often garlic
soaked croutons or sprinkle
your salad with wheat germ.
Another nice addition is
serving some of the many
cocktail dip-type crackers
that are available.
For a beverage? Drink a
cool glass of milk, or iced tea
or iced coffee.
Wonderful Corn On
The Cob
I like corn on the cob so
much that I’d like to write
about it more than once a
year. But they tell me that
would be overdoing it so I
wait each year until now.
Fresh sweet com is, to my
taste, one of the great
delicacies. It also occupies a
central role in the
development of America and
With our completely covered lots and a sun
roof with an open peak, rain water does not
enter the bay area and maximum
evaporation of annual liquids is obtained. An
“all-drained” floor system is installed and a
curbed fence line keeps manure in place to be
scraped into a liquid pit or a push-off loading
system. By preventing manure run-off the
surrounding area is not polluted.
Yes, since your urban neighbors and
government fathers are interested in ecology,
we are ready to help you build a system that
will put you ahead on the pollution problem.
And, low moisture levels in Solair Systems
results in less bacteria action and fewer
R. D. 1 Drumore Center, Quarryviile, Pa.
the rural life that I ex
perienced when growing up
in Minnesota.
So let’s talk about com and
how delightful it is again this
summer as one of the great
blessings we receive from
the harvest season. Soiled or
roasted, and with melted
butter and salt, corn is one of
the foods everybody in the
family enjoys.
Have we always had com?
It has a fascinating history.
What Experts Say
According to experts such
as G. F. Sprague of the U.S.
Department of Agriculture
and John R. Edwardson of
the University of Florida,
com probably originated in
tropical South America.
Botanically it is an annual
plant of the grass family. It
is the most important cereal
in the Western Hemisphere.
Only wheat and rice exceed
com on a world crop basis.
Food semantics can
sometimes be confusing. For
example, in Britain and
continental Europe the word
“com” has been used for
centuries to mean any of the
small-seed cereals such as
barley, wheat and rye.
“Maize” is, of course, a
worldwide specific term for
the several varieties of com
we are really talking about.
Which leads me back to the
Americas and ancient times.
Wild com is believed to have
existed as early as 80,000
years ago. Somewhere
along the line the word
“maize” was coined to
describe com.
The difference between
wild com (which has not
existed for centuries) and
our domestic variety was
one of size and particularly
of ability to reproduce. In
wild com, when the plant
was mature, the husks
opened to permit the wild
com seed to be released. In
other words, it could
reproduce itself. In modem
com, the husks must be
opened manually or by
machine to free the seeds.
Early Com Fragments
Reconstruction of early
com fragments found in
1. Storm-and fire-resistant construction.
2. Rapid evaporation and dehumidification
through “solar thermo” circulation.
3. Engineered for expansion.
4. Designed for either beef or dairy cattle.
5. Straight line scrape areas.
6. “Quick dry” floor areas.
7. North side ventilation summer only.
8. Three sided wall structure open South.
9. “Jalousie type” Southern roof provides
direct sun rays on 80 per cent of floor
10. “Sun Sensor” control automatically opens
and closes optional jalousie roof for
maximum winter comfort.
11. Complete herd grouping accommodations.
12. Automated feed control.
Mexican caves indicates the
wild com cobs were less than
an inch long, and that they
had an average 55 small
seeds or kernals, arranged in
pairs, usually eight rows. In
contrast with today’s com
(which has large ears borne
low on the stalk), wild com
ears were probably borne
high on short-stalked plants'.
So wild com pretty well
perpetuated itself. Today, to
reproduce com, man must
remove the seed from the
ear, plant the seed, eliminate
the competition of weeds and
other plants, and harvest the
ears. '
But we grow and harvest a
heck of a lot of it. And
besides all the varieties of
so-called “field com,” we
have wonderful sweet com
for our dinner table. Enjoy!
Phone 548-2116