Preserving Perfect Pear Recipes

I have been blessed with a reliable and prolific Asian pear tree in my back yard (unlike my zucchini plants). This was another bumper crop weighing in around 30 pounds, not counting the “downer fruit” that I gave to the chickens. As such, I have a two goto recipes to put away these delicious pears […]

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Preserving the Blueberry Days of Summer

Blueberries – By Robert Frost (excerpt) Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb. Real sky-blue, and heavy and ready to drum. In the cavernous pail of the first one to come! And all ripe together, not some of them green. And some of them ripe! You ought to have seen. My home bushes […]

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Blackberry Jam – Yes you can!

I recently came across this great mural of inspiration during a morning hood walk. Jam! Granted it is not berry season here in Seattle, but I did make some tasty blackberry jam this summer, right before ripping those obnoxious thorns out of the ground (actually hired someone to do that, who I am I fooling). […]

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