Behold the pear.
A ripened pear is a lovely way to start the day. I urge you to try this, before your cup of tea or coffee, before your house is awake. Sit in the quiet and using a small sharp knife (preferably from your Gram) cut tender slices one at a time. Don't be insulting and eat it like an apple only to find yourself slurping the juice off your wrist.
Pears are in season now--around a dollar a pound. Isn't this wonderful? Aren't you glad I told you?
My mornings this week have been spent canning more stuff. Some of it came out good (salsa) and some bad (strawberry preserves). It's a little time consuming but it's a good feeling to stock the storage cupboard with jars to use all winter. If you would like more info on canning there are some great resources on the internet or even at your local extension office.
I used this website to can 12 pounds of pears with great results.
Ken...ich vermisse dich!