Monday, November 3, 2008

Asian pears

We picked six bushels of apples and pears yesterday. Six. I have just a tad od processing to do. We gave one bushel to my good friend with three thriving - read HUNGRY - preteen boys, and the rest I'll end up canning. Picking the asian pears was amazing. Being high up on the ladder in the sun with no one around, no souinds but the wind and fauna. The pears have withstood a couple good frosts, so the ripe ones are slightly rosy and soft, and the skin barely contains the juice. They have almost started to ferment, so when you bite into the pear the juice is cool, delicate and sweet like a liqueur. Really amazing. It seems a waste to mix them into applesauce, so I might try to make some pear jelly and maybe some juice, too.
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3 comments:

Kim said...

sometimes nora tricks you into drinking alcohol by saying "try this asian pear..." if you wanna drink, just say it. no need for the stories...

those apples, on the other hand, were delicioso!

Homestead Mom said...

Yeah, like anyone has ever had to 'trick' Auntie Kiko to have a drink. Hah.

Kim said...

It's harder than you might think. sometimes you have to actually gesture the beverage in my direction!