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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Winter Pears


Winter Pears, the finest Pear of them all





Not all are perfect





But then there are the show stoppers.  Indescribably sweet and delicious





Pick them when they're still green





Let them ripen in a bowl, at room temperature





A ripe pear, a well aged hunk of cheese, nothing could be better




We can't eat them all, these are for sharing with friends and visitors




We left a few for you to pick ... at the very top of our tree


Gina




9 comments:

  1. Did you get your first snow already? Pears are underestimated fruits, probably because they have such a short season, and don't travel well. I love them.

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  2. Dear Francesca, Yes we did. It snowed the night before last. Thank goodness that we have our own pear trees. That way we can harvest them as we need them. But I did have to pick most of them because it is getting very cold. I will get busy, in the next few days, and bottle most of them.

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  3. I don't think I will complain about all our rain right now if you've already had snow, Gina! But these pears are out of this world. Once again, it seems you live in paradise of your own creation – how marvelous to go and pick such richness right there! xo – g

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  4. Even your pears are pure Art! Have a wonderful weekend. The plates you asked about in my last post are Italian from Albisola, each hand signed by the individual artists. So interesting to note each artists personal interpretation of the motif...some even incorporating humor by painting the gentleman's nose long like Pinnochio. I found 18 pieces at Housing Works Thrift in NYC for $30. I know they are old but don't know exactly how old.

    ~jermaine

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  5. Dear Georgianna, Yes, snow. I would take rain anyday. But the snow has melted and we have a few days of sunshine and warmer weather to look forward to.

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  6. Dear Jermaine, 18 pieces of Albisola ceramics for $30? Your finds never cease to amaze me!

    Your plates are painted in the "Levantino" style, named after a family of potters of the same name, active artistically in Savona and Albisola, Italy, late 18th to early 19th century. Designs are of clear oriental influence, however, mostly derived from French engravings.

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  7. I have to agree with you on the cheese with pears. Luscious! Yours are just lovely.

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  8. YOur pears look wonderful and I love to use them for decoration also. The pears and cheese look fabulous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Hi Jacqueline and hello Marty, What's better than a very ripe and sweet pear with some well-aged cheese. I also love to use pears for decoration. They make everything look special.

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