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    George Shirley Guest

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    Went over to a friends place this morning early and picked about fifty
    lbs of canning pears. I have a batch in the steam juicer now, making
    pear juice for a clear jelly we like right well.

    Have another batch of larger pears lying on a towel on the counter top
    awaiting the making of pear slices in Splenda syrup, another of our
    favorites for use in pies, cakes, and cobblers.

    I intend to run the chopped pears in the juicer through the food mill
    after they cool down some and then possibly make some pear sauce with
    either, or both, ginger or cinnamon. Made a good bit of pear sauce a
    couple of years ago and everyone liked it well.

    If things go well we may go back tomorrow morning and pick another fifty
    or sixty lbs of those pears. He has two trees and, even with a drought,
    they are both loaded. Unfortunately his muscadine vines produced no
    fruit this year so no muscadine wine or jelly for us.

    Currently about 116F outside with the heat index figured in, we're
    hiding in the air conditioned house. I often wonder how we survived back
    when I was a kid with just a couple of old fans and some open windows.
    Of course houses back then were designed for superior air flow and many
    had "sleeping porches" that were screened in and allowed air circulation
    from four sides.

    George

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    songbird Guest

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    George Shirley wrote:

    > Went over to a friends place this morning early and picked about fifty
    > lbs of canning pears. I have a batch in the steam juicer now, making
    > pear juice for a clear jelly we like right well.


    i'd call that a score for sure!


    > Have another batch of larger pears lying on a towel on the counter top
    > awaiting the making of pear slices in Splenda syrup, another of our
    > favorites for use in pies, cakes, and cobblers.
    >
    > I intend to run the chopped pears in the juicer through the food mill
    > after they cool down some and then possibly make some pear sauce with
    > either, or both, ginger or cinnamon. Made a good bit of pear sauce a
    > couple of years ago and everyone liked it well.
    >
    > If things go well we may go back tomorrow morning and pick another fifty
    > or sixty lbs of those pears. He has two trees and, even with a drought,
    > they are both loaded. Unfortunately his muscadine vines produced no
    > fruit this year so no muscadine wine or jelly for us.


    thanks for making me drool. it
    all sounds great to me.


    > Currently about 116F outside with the heat index figured in, we're
    > hiding in the air conditioned house. I often wonder how we survived back
    > when I was a kid with just a couple of old fans and some open windows.
    > Of course houses back then were designed for superior air flow and many
    > had "sleeping porches" that were screened in and allowed air circulation
    > from four sides.


    when it used to get hot i'd have a small
    fan and my appetite would go to about zero
    other than drinking a lot of water. now
    with the AC i am not acclimated to the heat
    and i don't get as much done outside and
    i've got a good 20lbs extra i didn't use
    to have... that right there makes a lot
    of difference in how i feel when it gets
    hotter. my body can't radiate the heat as
    effectively as it used to. hope i can peel
    some of this off this month now that the
    temperatures are moderating and i can get
    back out for longer periods of time.

    good luck with the pears George! drink
    plenty of water...


    songbird

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    Mimi Guest

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    I was blessed with roughly 14 pounds of pears on Tuesday--delivered to
    my office by a friend.

    They are smallish, the prettiest golden blushy color. I'm thinkin'
    'bout tryin' a new pear butter recipe--has vanilla, cinnamon and bit
    of dry white wine in the ingredients list.

    So glad I'm off work tomorrow. Have to harvest some more basil, it is
    really getting bushy...

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    George Shirley Guest

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    On 8/18/2011 10:30 PM, Mimi wrote:
    > I was blessed with roughly 14 pounds of pears on Tuesday--delivered to
    > my office by a friend.
    >
    > They are smallish, the prettiest golden blushy color. I'm thinkin'
    > 'bout tryin' a new pear butter recipe--has vanilla, cinnamon and bit
    > of dry white wine in the ingredients list.
    >
    > So glad I'm off work tomorrow. Have to harvest some more basil, it is
    > really getting bushy...

    You've obviously gotten more rain than we have Mimi. No matter how much
    we water the garden with city water it's just not the same. We had a
    beautiful thunder and lightning show starting at 10 pm last night,
    rained a bit from 11 to 12 pm but not enough to show in the rain gauge.
    The gardens looked happy this morning if that is possible for plants.

    What kind of pears were they? I've never made pear butter, may have to
    try it soon.

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