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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 131
Description Rzlminations of Life and Art The joy of strawberries. And how she did like to gather and prepare them! Strawberry short cakes made in her own way! There will never be another for me. And her pies that with the juice soaked through was covered with Brownie's cream! Chil- dren, you will remember them as long as you live, those short cakes and pies! The poultry afforded fresh eggs which she cooked in all sorts of ways, but the choicest repast in their production was the young fries [fryers]. Then, when the chickens were large enough, they were stuffed and baked in the oven. As I told a friend who took dinner with us: "You will never taste the like again for this reason. For two weeks the young cockerel is care- fully fed on a fattening mash; then all food withheld from him for eighteen hours. In that time all waste had passed through, and there was very little odor when cleaned for cooking." I attended to all but the drawing. The cooking part I cannot de- scribe, but it was most delicious when served. Next were the roasters. Those we had for occasions like birthdays and holidays. They were treated as the friers as to feeding and killing. The roasting we were instructed in from the sick room, so that we became expert cooks. Our garden peas and beans were the best I ever tasted. She and I took such care in the picking; she the beans, and I the peas. In most families that work is turned over to the children with the result that the vines are not picked clear of all that are ready, and in a few days there will be peas that are too old mixed in and the flavor spoiled. Besides, the vines of both will pass out of bearing if a few are left to ripen. I took great care to grow an abundance of the fruits and vegetables. She was most fond of asparagus. She was also very fond of beets. The best crop I ever had came too late for her. The only delicacy I can think of that she did not care for was mushrooms, but she cooked them very nicely for us. She would never taste cottage cheese, but she made it for the others. When her father was at his best, we had him to dinner for green corn 131
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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 327611
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6zs2vsj/327611