Tuesday, February 19

Rules to be observed when pickling:

"Always use stone or glass jars for all sorts of pickles that require hot pickle to them. The first charge is the least, for these not only last longer, but keep the pickle better; for vinegar and salt will penetrade through any all earthen vessels, stone and glass is the only thing to keep pickles in. Be sure never to put your hands in to take pickles out, it will soon spoil it. The best is, to ever pot tie a wooden spoon full of little holes, to take the pickles out with."

I wish the Doctor's pickle jars had pickles to eat in em. All them jars is full of things I wouldn't dream of even touchin if my hide wrent on the line to put em in the jar. I worry he ent rigt in the head.

From the book: "The Servant's Directory, Improved" or "House Keeper's Companion; Wherein the duties of the Chamber-maid, Nursery-maid, House-maid, Laundry-maid, Scullion or Undercook, are fully and distinctly explained. To which is added, Cookery and Pickling sufficient to qualify a person to act as THOROUGH SERVANT in any family."

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