[Sca-cooks] Honey Butter

Mark S. Harris MarkSHarris at austin.rr.com
Sun Apr 5 20:20:44 PDT 2009

margaret quoted:

<<< Yup -- it's in Little House in the Big Woods (too) (the Little  
House books
are available in limited preview on google books)

"Ma liked everything on her table to be pretty, so in the wintertime she
colored the butter.

After she had put the cream in the tall crockery churn and set it  
near the
stove to warm, she washed and scraped a long orange-colored carrot. ...

She put this in a little pan of milk on the stove and when the milk  
was hot
she poured milk and carrot into a cloth bag. Then she squeezed the  
yellow milk into the churn, where it colored all the cream. Now the  
would be yellow." >>>

Interesting. She specifically calls out "orange-colored" carrot. Is  
this simply to emphasis that her mother was adding orange color to  
the butter, or even at this time, were other colors of carrots  
readily available such that she thought she needed to explain that  
her mother specifically chose an "orange-colored" one and not say, a  
red one, or a white one.


Mark S. Harris
Electronics Engineer, Board and Systems Design
MarkSHarris at austin.rr.com

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