Dancing Mandolin Player has always been very generous with the fruit produced by her many pear, apple and plum trees.
Aren’t these beautiful?
I made two pear tarts and I also dried slivers of pears, a treat I used to put in the boys’ lunch boxes.
On Sunday I used the last of the pears to create a pear-walnut-gargonzola salad.
Here’s the link to the recipe:
It seemed decadent to have a huge bowl of pears to play with, because I love pears almost as much as I love peaches.
The guys have taken plums up to the cabin for snacking. I wish I had time to can some, but the days are going by way too fast and I have all I can do to clean out freezers and refrigerators and closets and drawers and cupboards.
The rain has stopped and the sun is going to shine for the rest of the week, which will make packing up easier as the kayaks and chairs go back into storage and my little garden of pots will be readied for winter.
Will ate the last pepper in his eggs Monday morning, but I will grown more next summer now that I know I can.
The canning jars have been put away for another year and the canner will be loaned to a friend for her salsa-making next week.
Jars of peaches and apricots line the cupboards, applesauce is in the freezer and jam is ready for gift-giving.
I love this time of year.