Onions No 5 Recipe
Parboil small white onions, and let them cool. Make a pickle with half
vinegar, half wine, into which put some salt, a little ginger, some
mace, and sliced nutmeg. Boil all this up together, skimming it well.
Let it stand till quite cold; then put in your onions, covering them
down. Should they become mouldy, boil the liquor again, but skim it
well; let it stand till quite cold before the onions are again put in,
and they will keep all the year.