This is a source of much trouble in houses where there is no refrigerator, butter-cooler, or ice supply; but much can be done to prevent the unappetising and wasteful mass of oily butter so often seen.

Take it out of the paper and press it into a clean basin. Place this in a larger one containing cold salted water. Cover the basin with a piece of clean wet muslin, allowing the ends to hang in the water, as this helps to keep it cool and damp. Change the water now and then.

Prevention is better than cure. Perfect cleanliness, fresh air, foods covered with gauze, muslin, or even perforated paper, partial cooking, and the wise use of ice will prevent pounds of money being squandered during the summer of one year.