Take ochras when they first come in season; slice them thin; with a large needle run a strong; thread through the slices, and hang- them up in your store-room in festoons. In winter, use them for soap; boiling them till quite dissolved.

Having filled a jar two-thirds with whole tomatos, fill it quite up with good lard; covering it closely. When wanted for use, take them out from under the lard, and wash them in hot water.