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The Foxfire Book - "Preserving Fruit" and "Churning Your Own Butter" Summary & Analysis

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"Preserving Fruit" and "Churning Your Own Butter" Summary

In "Preserving Fruit," Mrs. Tom Kelly first explains how to bleach apples. According to Mrs. Kelly, one first peels and cores the apples, and then cuts them into quarters or eighths. The apples are placed in a wooden tub with a small saucer of sulfur that is set on fire. The tub is covered with a cloth and allowed to sit all day. At night, the sulfur is removed, only to be replaced the following morning. This process is repeated for three days, and the apples can then be canned. Next, Mrs. Carrie Dillard Garrison and Mrs. Algie Norton explain another method of bleaching, that of coals. Rather than setting the sulfur on fire, these women sprinkle it over coals in the bottom of the...

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