Canned Berries

Select those the skins of which have not been broken, or the juice will darken the syrup; fill cans compactly, set in a kettle of cold water, with a cloth beneath them, over an even heat; when sufficiently heated, pour over the berries a syrup of white sugar dissolved in boiling water (the richer the better for keeping, though not for preserving the flavor of the fruit), cover the cans closely to retain heat on the top berries. To insure full cans when cold, have-extra berries heated in like manner to supply the shrinkage. If the fruit swims, pour off surplus syrup, fill with hot fruit, and fceal up as soon as the fruit at the top is thoroughly scalded. - Miss L. Southwick.

Plain Canned Berries

Pick out stems or hulls if any - if gathered carefully the berries will not need washing, put in porcelain kettle on the stove, addinga small tea-cup water to prevent burning at first. When they come to a boil, skim well, add sugar to taste (for pies it may beomitted), let boil five minutes, fill in glass, stone, or tin cans, and seal with putty unless self-sealers are used. This rule applies to raspberrries, blackberries, currants, gooseberries, or any of the small berries.

Canned Currants

Look them over carefully, stem and weigh them, allowing a pound of sugar to every one of fruit; put them in a kettle, cover, and leave them to heat slowly and stew gently for twenty or thirty minutes; then add the sugar, and shake the kettle occasionally to make it mix with the fruit; do not allow it to boil, but keep as hot as possible until the sugar is dissolved, then pour it in cans and secure the covers at once. White currants are beautiful preserved in this way. - Mrs. Wm. Patrick, Midland, Mich.

Green Gooseberries

Cook the berries in water until white, but not enough to break them; put into cans with as little water as possible, fill up the can with boiling water and seal; when opened pour off water and cook like fresh berries. - Mrs. 0. M. S.