Usage examples for simmer

  1. Cover with cold water, bring to the boil, and simmer for an hour. – The Myrtle Reed Cook Book by Myrtle Reed
  2. At the end of that time turn them carefully into the kettle, bring them to the boiling- point, and simmer for five minutes; then return them to the jars, cover closely with tissue paper brushed over with the white of an egg, and put in a dark, cool place to keep. – The Apple by Various
  3. Let her simmer under some green stuff. – The Covered Wagon by Emerson Hough
  4. Simmer for two minutes, and pour over the fish, serving at once. – Joe Tilden's Recipes for Epicures by Joe Tilden
  5. All this hysteria and uncertainty will gradually simmer down into another right- and- wrong issue- with life boiling away as always under a black and white surface. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
  6. Let them simmer two or three minutes, stirring them all the time. – Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats by Miss Leslie
  7. But it's a little hard to sit here and simmer, simmer, simmer forever. – Queer Stories for Boys and Girls by Edward Eggleston
  8. This had been planned beforehand, and Tabby was glad to rest and tell her tale while Aunty Brown put physic bottles and glasses on the table, set some evil- smelling herbs to simmer on the hearth, and, compromising with her conscience, concocted a nice little story to tell the invaders. – Spinning-Wheel Stories by Louisa May Alcott
  9. It sufficed merely to simmer in a sense of equality with the silver- haired gentleman at the desk. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  10. To the water add one cup sugar, grated rind one- half lemon, and juice one orange; simmer until reduced to one cup. – The Apple by Various
  11. Put a little hay round the bottles to prevent their breaking, make a fire under them, and let the heat increase gradually; let them simmer ten minutes, but not boil. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  12. Set them on a moderate fire till they boil; then take them off, and put them by the side of the fire to simmer slowly till they are soft enough to admit a fork. – A Poetical Cook-Book by Maria J. Moss
  13. Let them simmer for nearly 3 hours, or until the peas are thoroughly done. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  14. " I guess I'll go up to the Bar Cross wagon, as I intended, till things simmer down. – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  15. Cover and simmer on top of a range, or bake in a slow oven until soft. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  16. The thought that he was meditating on the incident of the auction sale crossed through her mind, and made her blood simmer. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  17. Then beat up half the brains, put it to the rest with a little butter and flour, and simmer the whole together. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  18. Whenever you want hot water, instead of bringing a bucketful from the spring and building a fire and sitting down to watch it simmer, you just turn a handle and out it comes, smoking; and whenever you want ice- water, you touch a button and give a boy ten cents. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis