Compote Of Strawberries

Carefully pick over a quart of ripe

strawberries, (cost ten cents;) put them in an earthen dish, pour over

them a syrup made by boiling quarter of a pound of sugar, (cost four

cents,) with one gill of water, for ten minutes; let the berries stand

in this syrup for one hour; then drain them and pile them in a heap in a

shallow glass dish; add to the syrup the juice of one orange, (cost two

cents,) or a glass of wine; boil it up and cool it a little, and strain

it over the berries; cool and use. This delicious dish costs about

fifteen cents.