Oxyuriasis is a disease caused by infestation with the threadworm, a common intestinal parasite, and it affects more than 200 million people throughout the world, especially children. The colourless worms live at the junction of the large and small intestine, or sometimes in the caecum, and feed on their contents. The male worms, 3-5 mm in length, remain in the same place, but the females, 9-12 mm long, move, usually at night, to the skin around the anus as soon as they begin to ovulate and lay their eggs there, after which they die. Threadworms have a life-span of 6 to 8 weeks. The larvae in the eggs develop very quickly, and can cause infestation within 5 to 6 hours or even sooner. The worms and deposited eggs cause anal itching. Children in particular tend to scratch, and eggs stick to their
Lancashire cheese is generally considered to be one of Britain’s finest cheeses. It is white, hard and crumbly and is similar in texture to Cheshire cheese. It makes an excellent cooking cheese and may be used for toasting or for sprinkling over soups.
A rich flavouring of brown sugar and butter, butterscotch is also the name of a hard toffee or candy.
A tasty Italian dish, Zucca alia Parmigiana (zoo-kah ah-lah pahr-mee-ja-nah) makes a delicious supper served with a green salad and a chilled Soave wine. 2 oz. plus 1 teaspoon butter 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 oz. dry breadcrumbs 2 lb. pumpkin flesh, cut into slices 1 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated 2 tablespoons olive oil 1…
Filling and nourishing, Vegetable Rissoles make an ideal vegetarian lunch or supper dish, and the children will love them. 4 oz. red lentils, soaked overnight, cooked and drained 1 large onion, finely chopped celery stalk, trimmed and finely chopped small carrots, trimmed, scraped and grated 2 oz. green beans, cooked and finely chopped 1 oz….
In the pioneering days of the Old West the United States, great numbers of Scandinavians came and settled, bringing with them their customs, language and, most especially, their food. In time the Nezu World adapted these traditional recipes to what was available there – Wyoming Viking Salad is one such adaptation and an economical and…
Winkle is a shortened form of periwinkle, a small black edible shellfish. For further information, see the entry under PERI-WINKLE.