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Gingered Watermellon Rind

1 lb Melon rind
1 1/2 lb Sugar
1 oz Ground ginger
2 Lemon

Make ginger tea ~ ginger in 1 quart of water. Pare off outer green skin of watermelon. Cut into 1/2 or 1 inch cubes. Soak melon in lime water for 3 + 1/2 hours 2 quarts water and 2 Tbls. lime). Drain. Soak in clear water for 1 hour. Drain, again. Cover with water and boil rapidly for 15 minutes in strong ginger tea. Finish cooking in a syrup made by using 2 pints of the ginger tea with 2 pints of water and 1-1/2 lb. of sugar. Cook rapidly until tender and transparent [about 1 hour]. Add thinly sliced lemon after about 30 minutes. When transparent, cool, pack and process.

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