Immediately after gathering fresh, ripe, firm raspberries, currants, gooseberries, or cherries, pick them over and pour into dry bottles, shaking them slightly. Stop up the bottles and place them in a saucepan with hay (seno). Cover with cold water, cook for an hour, and remove the saucepan from the fire. When the water has cooled, remove the bottles and bury them in dry sand. In the winter these berries are used to prepare compotes and ice cream.
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