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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Crossing Things Off My List

I always love it when fruit still has a leaf attached. 
They usually get a photo shoot! ha.


The pears I was given were getting ripe quickly, so
I spent some time putting some in the freezer.
The easiest way to peel a pear is with a potato peeler.
Then slice in half and remove the core with a melon baller.
Then take out the center string with a paring knife.
Lay them in a bowl of water with some lemon juice added.
Then you can put them in freezer bags!
I put three bags in the freezer for this winter. Yum.


See all that juice on my hand?  They were THE juiciest pears!
Then I made a crisp to take to the auction today.
Yum.  It's good for breakfast or dessert!
The baking with cinnamon, apples or pears is done!


The men gave me a mum as part of my birthday gifts last
Saturday!  Love the color, and what a great coincidence
that it was on my fall list!



After I enjoy this for the season, it's going in the ground.
I want to enjoy it next year, too!


56 comments:

  1. Fabulous!!!
    Looks like you had a very productive day!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Better start now...it's a long list! ha.

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  2. I finally posted my list too.
    I was not in the mood for making a list yesterday, but I did try. Then I added to it this morning when I was feeling a little more chipper.
    I bought a few mums today too!

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    1. I forgot to look for it! I'll come for a visit....

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    2. I hope you don't have anything on yours that I really want to do! Mine's too long already! haha.

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    3. You should come to Mendon Ponds with me.
      :0)

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    4. And, I think you really want to play in the leaves.

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    5. yeah, I probably should have put that on the list. Who doesn't like to do that? ha. Rake first, then play! :)

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  3. Nice to see you freezing those pears! We have quite a few getting ripe around our farm.

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    1. it was easier than I thought...I've never done it before! Peeling with the potato peeler made it much easier.

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  4. We've been enjoying pears here as well but I've never baked them in a crisp. Sounds yummy!

    Love the Mum color! I bought some pumpkins for decorating today and trimmed some bittersweet berries tonight to add to the décor. Love Fall, such a beautiful, invigorating time of the year!

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    1. This was our first pear crisp, too! I quartered the pears...no need to slice then like apples. Yum. Super juicy, though...add plenty of minute tapioca if you try it.

      I love bittersweet....what a great idea! I need to get a wreath on the door!

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  5. Ha! I made something with pears too! You will see maybe tomorrow!
    These pears look beautiful!!

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    1. I hope to post tomorrow. Im so tored today!
      hey beautiful flowers trll Mr. I love the flowers and the color is amazing!

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  6. i will give you a solid yum on the pears....our pear tree did not produce this year...pout....
    nice mum....its Ts bday tonight...

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    1. Tell her a big happy birthday from me....hope you celebrate her well! :)

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    2. Hugs to T too, hope she has a beauty birthday!!

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  7. Your pear picture look like a still life and the crisp looks yummy! Love the color of that mum too.

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    1. Nice fallish stuff, don't you think? I'm sure it won't be the only crisp of the season! :)

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  8. Already on a roll
    Crossed one off your goal
    Even though I will never say fruit looks pretty
    Even with leaves or some little ditty haha

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    1. I count two.
      What's the matter with you?
      lol....

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    2. i can't count
      But you did cheat with two in one to up the amount

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    3. they didn't happen on the same day.
      One on Saturday and one on Monday.
      But even if they did
      why would that you forbid?

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    4. Would not forbid at all
      Cheaters can still have a ball

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    5. you better be nice to me
      or I'll tie you up and feed you pear crisp so tasty.
      lol....

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    6. haha have to catch me first
      And hey I'm nice, as you and your tongue are now part of my new header burst hahaha
      In the cat's litterbox
      Excuse me well I go add some locks

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  9. Would love some of that crisp!
    I don't think I've ever seen bright pink mums. they are beautiful.

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    1. it is a bright mum....almost too bright! ha.

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  10. Your pear crisp looks delicious and that is such a beautiful mum, for a lovely mum. :)

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    1. aw..that was sweet and aren't you clever!

      Pear crisp was a first for me...very nice and a great change from apple!

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  11. Beautiful mum. Getting a good start on the new list. 9-months of winter gives you a little more time than the summer months.
    Usually by this time I've picked up a few. I need to get out of the house and shop before all the good ones are gone. ;)
    Sprinkly rain today and more rain tomorrow. Hoping it cools off with the rain and Thursday will be a good day to be out and about.

    JaG

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    1. I'm not going to do a list for December....it's all Christmas anyway. Winter will be Jan Feb and March. Then Spring! A winter list will be interesting! ha.

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  12. You do wonders with your food.

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    1. well, thanks Andy! I love photographing fruit and food....it cooperates so nicely! ha.

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  13. I love pears as you know Betsy, just adore them, possibly my favourite non berry fruit if that makes sense haha, great post!

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    1. it makes perfect sense...and I totally agree!

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  14. Mmmm...I'd love to have a bite of that pear crisp!

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    1. I would love to serve you some with a cup of tea! We bloggers all need to move into the same neighborhood. Wouldn't that be a hoot? One big party all the time with each taking a turn to host. ha. We could have come and sampled your marinara sauce! :)

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  15. Oh darn.... I missed your Birthday Party!!
    (singing) Happy Birthday to you*

    I like seeing your check marks. So fun!
    Yes, your photography is beautiful.


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    1. I can hear you singing! ha. :) thank you! xo

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  16. If I had a leaf attached to me... would I get a photoshoot? ;-)

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    1. Absolutely! Besides, you're much cuter than any ol' pear! :)

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  17. Beautiful flowers. Happy belated birthday to you.:)
    This is nice what you did with your pears. Many people don't know what to do with them.

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    1. thank you! I've never done anything like this with them....don't know why..it was easy!

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  18. Thanks for the cobbler. It was a delicious and unexpected treat! YUM!

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    1. you're welcome! I was happy to have people help eat it up!

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    1. Not me! Pinterest is great for all kinds of stuff! ha.

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  20. Pears and Mum's - what a lovely pair! You can also freeze plums by cutting in half taking out the stone, and freezing in a bag, or you can just freeze them whole if you don't mind finding the stones when you have cooked them!

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    1. thanks for the info on plums...I didn't know that!

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