Gooseberries To Bottle

Pick them in dry weather before they are too large; cut them at both

ends with scissars, that they may not be broken; put them into very dry

bottles, and fill them up to the neck with cold spring water. Put the

bottles up to their necks in water, in a large fish-kettle, set it on

the fire, and scald them. Take it off immediately when you perceive the

gooseberries change colour. Next day, if the bottles require filling,

have ready some cold spring water which has been boiled, and fill half

way up the neck of the bottles; then pour in a little sweet oil, just

sufficient to cover the water at the top of the bottle, and tie them

over with a bladder.