Thursday, August 27, 2009
It has rained most of the day today, so no butterfly pictures, though I did see some butterflies when I went to the mailbox.
I'm inside, making pear preserves from a bumper crop of pears. They're not the sticky, syrupy preserves of 30 years ago made with as many cups of sugar as of fruit. These are just hard pears with a scant sprinkle of sugar and a little water to keep them from sticking to the pan until they're nearly translucent, and soft.
The pears won't be canned, just spooned into freezer containers -- did you know they make plastic freezer containers now with twist-on lids? A spoonful of fruit for DH's breakfast has replaced sweet jelly of days past.