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Title A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Creator Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940
Subject Artists; Painters; Artists' writings
Subject Local Harwood, James Taylor, 1860-1940; Artists--Utah--Biography; Harwood, Harriett Richards, (1870-1922)
Description These memoirs of Utah artist and teacher James T. Harwood cover a wide range of subjects including farming, gardening, bird watching and cooking. But, primarily, "A Basket of Chips" is about his early love, Harriett Richards, and their life together.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
Contributors Olpin, Robert S.; Ward, Margery W.; Cooley, Everett L.; Madsen, Brigham D.; Tyler, S. Lyman
Date 1985
Type Text
Format image/png
Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 12
Coverage 1860-1940
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 14.5 cm x 22.75 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
Scanning Technician Karen Edge
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number N 6537 H364 A2 1985
ARK ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj
Topic Artists; Painters; First person narrative
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
ID 327930
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj

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Title Basket of Chips, page 130
Description A Basket of Chips toast. After two layers were made then an ample supply of milk gravy was made in th e same pan and poured over the whole. Then the ham was placed around the edge, and everything was ready for the table. And how we did enjoy it! That is all sacred to me now. I hope no one will ever at- tempt to set that dish before me. My little Ruth could do it but I asked her not to. This dinner was once a week in the tomato season, and the season lasted for over four months. Each day a surprise in the cooking line awaited us. If we asked what it was to be in advance she would not tell for it was her fun to give us a surprise. She learned many combinations in Europe, and the very light breakfast was one of them. The fruit bottling was always a great joy to her. She kept a record each season of the amount put up and when it was all done I was invited to inspect the fine rows of glittering glass jars of rich amber, ruby and crimson fruits. There were straw- berries, raspberries, dewberries, gooseberries, cherries, currants, apricots, peaches, pears, rhubarb, apples, plums, prunes and tomatoes. One of our very popular and well patronized meals was sweet corn on the cob. It seemed as though we could never get enough even though we had it daily. She took so much pleasure in preparing the food that it was just as much pleasure for me to provide. The corn was never gathered until time to cook it, and then I would bring in the required amount and place it in a shady spot near the house. She would be on hand with a pan and while I husked it and cut away the wormy parts she would silk it ready for the cooking. It always took the two of us on corn days. Think of my feelings when I gathered my last crop of corn in California. As I dropped the seeds at planting time I ex- pected her to help gather it. We had had a poor crop the year before and so she said, "Do plant enough." I did but she was not there to share it. When the main crop was on she always dried many pounds for use when fresh corn was not in season. 130
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Source A Basket of Chips: An Autobiography
Setname uum_ttb
Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
ID 327610
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327610