I found this brilliant little book in a charity shop the other day. It's full of tips for health and the household. Some of which are rather odd and others quite useful! It was printed on 1979....I'm thinking about adding it to the vintage section in my ETSY shop. But I'm finding it difficult to part with...
One of the strangest tips is 'Reviving cheese and ham'..
'Cheese that has gone as hard as wood can be freshened as follows. Steep a rag in white wine and ring it out well. Wrap it around the cheese and leave it for several hours until the cheese has softened. Dried out sliced ham will regain its suppleness and flavour if you leave it to soak in a little milk for 10 minutes.'