Friday, September 3, 2010

Fall Pears

...pear puree', pear sauce, roasted pears, pear pie, spiced pears, canned pears, frozen pears, dehydrated pears.... sell some... give some away.......

This week has been all about pears. Our Seckel Pear tree has produced so heavily this year (so have our Dutchess and Bartlett full-size pear trees, but we haven't even got to those yet!) that we are overun with wonderful, sweet pears.

Steven, not wanting to wasting a single fallen fruit, have made every day this week a "pear processing" day. Trying to save every morsel for possible future or winter needs, we are coring pears and sometimes peeling pears, and storing pears in every conceivable way you can store them. We have to process quickly, because pears don't keep very long and ripen very quickly on the kitchen shelf.

Speaking of kitchen shelves -- every counter in my kitchen is currently covered in pears; and pears in sacks on the floor. We get one brown paper bag full of pears done and I realize he has brought in two more. I think there were six full bags on the floor when I went to bed last night.

I like pears. But not so much so this week.

Seckels are a wonderful pear, I have to admit. A mini dessert-type pear that sits prettily in the palm of your hand, it is a perfect snacking pear and much sweeter than any other kind.

But I'm almost to the point people get when the zucchini starts overtaking their garden at the end of each summer --- my neighbors my find gifts of pears on their front porches in the morning...

4 comments:

~Miss Laura said...

Wow, that sounds like quite a pear bounty! But I know how you feel-- it can get overwhelming. If only we lived closer... I'd love to help! Not to mention that work is always more fun with friends. =)

Tracy said...

and I would be delighted to share much of the bounty with you, too, Laura! If only we were a bit closer!

carpdiem94 said...

You can leave a sack of pears on my porch anytime :)

Joy

Tracy said...

You got it, Joy! :) I will email you and see if you want the full-sized pears, or the mini-dessert supersweet ones.