6 quarts ripe strawberries. 1 pint (2 cups) vinegar. Powdered cinnamon. 2 1/2 lbs. (5 cups) sugar. Powdered cloves.
Pick the strawberries and put a layer of them into a large stone jar, then sprinkle in a little cinnamon and cloves, then a layer of berries and spices until all are used. Bring the vinegar and sugar to boiling point, skim, and pour over the berries. Let them stand over night, and in the morning drain off the syrup and bring it to the boil. Pour it over the berries as before and allow to stand over night. The next morning boil the berries and the syrup together for twenty minutes.
Seal in jars.