I published the manual for this wonderful sewing machine today at google docs. Unfortunately, when I scanned and converted the paper manual to electronic format the page order got reversed. It is descending rather than ascending. Page 30 is actually page 1....ooops!
If you download this file would you please post a comment to let me know if it works? Enjoy!
This afternoon my dear friend Barb came over to help me make cabbage rolls for the head table at our son's wedding. Jason and Karyann are both vegetarians so I use black beans in the rice mixture instead of ground beef. Here is my recipe:
Missing from the ingredients photos above are celery stalks, chili powder, paprika, coarse table salt, white vinegar and curry powder.
1 head green cabbage
1 large Spanish onion
1 cup brown basmati rice
1/2 cup of butter
2 tablespoons canola oil or vegetable cooking oil
2 celery stalks
one large can of black beans or 2 pounds of lean ground beef
one large red, yellow or orange pepper
4-5 large cloves of fresh garlic
1 tablespoon coarse salt
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh ground peppercorns
1 heaping teaspoon chili powder
1 heaping teaspoon paprika
1 heaping teaspoon curry powder (optional)
1 19 oz can diced tomatoes
1 can of condensed tomato soup
2 cups sour cream
1 can (use the soup can) of V8 vegetable juice
Fill a large stock pot 3/4 full of water add one tablespoon salt and 1 tablespoon vinegar, cover and heat the water to boiling. While the water is heating remove the entire core from the head of cabbage. Barb used a sharp fish filleting knife for this. Once the water is boiling put the head of cabbage in and reduce the temp to medium for a slow boil. Boil the cabbage head for ten minutes (set a timer).
Put the brown rice to cook, 1 cup rice, 2 cups water, 2 tablespoons butter.
Cover rice, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 50 minutes.
Dice onions, celery and garlic saute in crushed peppercorns, canola oil and remaining butter until veggies are cooked. Dice red pepper.
This is Barb dicing onions, they made her cry! Onions really are such sad vegetables.
Once the timer goes off for the boiling cabbage head, use a pair of tongs to remove the leaves off the outside of the cabbage head. Put the loose leaves in ice water. Usually 3-4 leaves will come off easily at one time and then cook the head another ten minutes until all the leaves are free.
Dice the pepper. We used double of everything because we made vegetarian cabbage rolls for the wedding and regular cabbage rolls for our dinners tonight. The only difference is instead of the canned black beans use two pounds of lean ground beef. For meat cabbage rolls brown the ground beef.
Combine the rice, sauteed onion mixture, diced peppers with black beans (drained and rinsed) or browned beef. Mix in the paprika, chili and curry powder. Taste it! It should taste yummy! Cut the thick vein (centre piece) out of the cabbage leaves. If they are big leaves from the outside cut the leaf in half. Put the cut out pieces in the bottom of the baking dish. Take a large tablespoon of filling and place it at one end of the cabbage leaf fold it over the back and sides then roll it up. Place the end of the roll side down in the baking pan.
In large mixing bowl combine:
condensed tomato soup
1 can V8 juice
2 cups sour cream
Scoop sauce over cabbage rolls, use left over small leaves of cabbage and vein pieces on top of cabbage rolls. Cover and bake in 350 preheated oven for two and half hours or until cabbage is tender.
I wish my vintage machines could tell their stories of where they have been, what they sewed and how they were loved.
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1910 Bernard Stoewer Treadle
Made in Germany
1940 Singer 15-91 (Pearl)
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1960s Imperial - Ruthie
Made in Japan. Ruthie was gifted to an immigrant family in August 2010.
Bernina Nova 900 (Novalee)
Manufactured in Switzerland between 1982-1985. Sold to Marge in Steinbach, Manitoba in February 2012.
1983 Bernina 930 Record
Manufactured in Switzerland
Elna Air Electronic TSP
Manufactured in Switzerland in 1976. This machine was gifted to my niece in September 2010.
1954 Elna Supermatic
Manufactured in Switzerland. This machine was sold to Jeanne In Winnipeg December 2011.
1970s Elna Supermatic (Ella)
Manufactured in Switzerland. Sold to Kristen in Winnipeg in December 2011.
Elna SU 62C
Manufactured in Switzerland. Purchased in July 2013 and sold in August 2013.
1996 Husqvarna 500 (Heidi)
Made in Sweden. I bought it new in 1997 and to this day it is still my favourite machine. Heidi complete with the cabinet she sits on was gifted to Shannon in July 2011.
Husqvarna 530 Lily
Manufactured in Sweden 1997 traded for the 555 in March 2012
Husqvarna Lily 555
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1979 Husqvarna 6570 (Ruby)
Manufactured in Sweden. Ruby was sold to Sandra in Winnipeg March 2012.
1961 Necchi Lelia 513
Made in Italy - sold to Maria in Winnipeg January 2013
1954 Necchi Mira BU
Manufactured in Italy. Mira was sold to Cindy in Florida in January 2012.
Pfaff 7510 (Phyllis)
Isn't she pretty? Phyllis was sold in June 2011.
I'm just tickled pink with her!
Singer Genie 354
Manufactured in France in 1974. Traded in to upgrade embroidery machine in September 2013.
Singer featherweight - Tinkerbell!
A tiny black beauty. Traded in to upgrade embroidery machine in September 2013.
1956 Domestic Automatic (Wilma)
Manufactured in Japan. This machine has a dozen cams to make fancy zig-zag stitches. Wilma was given to my son Jason in August 2013, she lives in Calgary now.
Fancy sewing machine cabinet
In 1988, I bought this cabinet without a machine for $35. My husband took it apart. It took me four months of evenings and weekends to strip and refinish it. Doug put a shelf in to fit a modern free-arm machine. Since 1997 this cabinet is home to Shannon's Husqvarna 500.
Elna Stella (Stella)
My Wee Sewing Machine made in Switzerland. Stella weighs about 12 pounds. This machine was sold on ebay to a lady in Hawaii.