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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    19 August 2010 Pear Juice 19 August 2010 Pear Juice Pears were converted into juice. Pictures depict the method. After processing the jars were placed in a pressure canner to sterilize for long term storage. For relatively immediate use this step can be omitted.
  2. Question and Answer
    My first batch of pears I got for canning were stored where it was too cold and alot of them blackened and began to rot from the inside out. I only got 11 quarts from the first batch. I have a very large new batch, picked from the top of the tree, but they are not quite ready to can. These...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    http://www.durgan.org/URL/?AnjouP 18 June 2009 D'Anjou Pear (Pyrus communis) The pollination is improved by having a Bartlett pear tree in the vicinity. There are 51 pears on this tree standing alone. I will plant a Bartlett pear tree to improve pollination. The tree is a fine shade tree for...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I heard about this through a blog that I read & thought it might be a really easy way for those of you who are just starting out with budgeting, to do. It is a free site, but you can sign up for a 'membership' for $3.00 a month, which I don't. I just use the free software that they offer. It's...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    is blooming like crazy! We just planted it in October. Its about 7 feet tall and only has maybe 6 little limbs. Now I know we are going to have to pinch off most of the blooms because the little branches cant handle the weight. It is just so cute, I'll try to get a picture of it, and the name...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    I have been eagerly awaiting to try some Asian pears and had some really nice ones on my new trees I had planted this year. I had fenced the trees off with heavy plastic fencing about shin to eye level high. Every day I would go in my back yard to examine them and check on their development...
  7. OAMC, Homecanning, Freezing, and Preserving
    My mom and I made pear sauce today...it turned out so good! I got Bartlett pears for 0.68/lb at Rowes this morning, peeled and quartered them, put just a little apple juice in the bottom of the pot for liquid, DID NOT ADD SUGAR, and simmered them for a few hours. I left it just a little lumpy...
  8. Freebies
    Free Pear Bear books, coloring books, bookmarks, recipes, etc. You can choose up to five items at no cost. http://store.usapears.com/c-2-school-food_service_and_educator-materials.aspx
  9. Apples
    Hi Diane, here is that info I promised: http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC1351.htm http://www.gardenaction.co.uk/fruit_veg_diary/fruit_veg_mini_project_september_2d_apple.asp http://www.lnla.org/fruitguide.html I hope they're helpful. I'd love to know how you go with your tree. Keep us...
  10. Baking Breads
    2 c. unbleached flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1 c. diced fresh pears 1/4 c. pear or apple juice 1/2 c. honey 1/3 c. mayonnaise 1 egg 1/2 tsp. vanilla Preheat oven to 350º. Combine first 2 ingredients in bowl. Place remaining ingredients in blender and blend til smooth. Pour over dry ingredients...
  11. Baking Breads
    1 stick unsalted butter, rm temp 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda pinch salt zest of 1 lemon 1/3 cup fine chopped candied ginger 1/4 cup butternilk 1 1/2 cups peeled, cored and coarse chop pears Heat oven to 350. In a large...
  12. Kitchen Basics
    1 stick unsalted butter, rm temp 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda pinch salt zest of 1 lemon 1/3 cup fine chopped candied ginger 1/4 cup butternilk 1 1/2 cups peeled, cored and coarse chop pears Heat oven to 350. In a large...
  13. Apples
    This is from Kraft Foods, a guide to apples and pears. Which ones are good for eating, cooking with plus tips and techniques and some recipes too! http://web.kraftfoods.com/main.aspx?s=food&m=ff/fallFruits/fallFruits
  14. Make It Yourself
    Yogi Pear Pops (For kids) 1 can pear halves or slices -- (16 oz) drained 1 carton plain yogurt -- (8 oz) 3 tbl honey 1/2 tbl lemon juice few drops almond extract -- optional In blender container or food processor bowl combine pears, yogurt, honey, lemon...
  15. Kitchen Basics
    my in-laws just brought over a grocery bag full of fresh picked pears. i am idso pear recipes!!! do any of you girls have a recipe you wouldn't mind sharing???? thanks so much!! :D
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