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Category Archives: Fruit
What Makes Pie Crust So Challenging?
OK, here’s the way I think – sometimes I think there’s a unseen world around us where our pets are actually hosts for the spirits of those we once shared love with, and who are now departed – and then … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Food, Fruit Tagged cast iron pie pan, Culinary Institute of America, NPR, pie crust, ricotta cheese pie, simple pie crust 11 Comments
My internal blog clock is telling me that it’s time to get back to something baked! And I’ve been saving up a choice goodie for you guys – a Pear Cranberry Streusel Muffin that’s as good as anything I’ve baked … Continue reading
All Those Pretty Pears
The pretty pear pictured above has an interesting history – which of course I’m going to tell you. Back when I was selecting the fruit trees for my yard, I wanted some pear trees, since pears do well here in … Continue reading
Posted in Food, Fruit, Preserving Tagged non pectin preserves, Pear, pear chutney, pear preserves, Pretty Pear Preserves, Seckel pear, white faced hornet 4 Comments
How About a Fruit Kuchen?
I’m on a roll, and with your kind permission, I’d like to slip into a natural followup to my last post, which was about using up some of the bounty of our autumn harvest – specifically, plums. We here in … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Fruit Tagged fruit kuchen, harvest bounty, kuchen recipe, sweetbread 7 Comments
Tis the Season
I grew up on a farm – and as any farm kid knows, autumn is the time of year when all of nature’s activity is rushing to a climax – it’s not hard to see that most of the hard work … Continue reading
Posted in Food, Fruit, Roasting Tagged Brooks plum, European plums, harvest season, Italian prune plum, plums, prune plums, roasted plums, Roasted Prune Plums 6 Comments