WOW!!!! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would get a response such as the one that I did from my last post... Thank you all so very much! Your gorgeous and kind words have given me a much needed burst of life and a renewed love for my poor ol' blog... I do enjoy writing my posts and now that I know people are actually out there reading it and willing to comment I feel so much better... I am slowly, but surely, getting around to replying to each and every comment - I've loved reading them so once again - thank you very, very much!!!
You know that big box of Orchard Fresh Pears that I was gifted back here??? Well, last week I turned them into the most amazing preserved goodness E V E R ! ! !
After the gorgeous Jane from Shady Baker emailed me a simple yet delicious recipe for poached pears I got to thinking..... This would be amazing if I could bottle it!!??
So.... I cored, pealed, and chopped/sliced about 5kg's of pears, made a light sugar syrup, added some of my favourite spice (cinnamon quills), put it all together in a big pot, boiled it, bottled it, then popped it in a water bath for approx 1/2 an hour...
Then, after a day in the fridge they emerged as the most perfectly, sweet, crunchy, succulent pear segments. I think I can safely say they are the best I have ever tasted!
We've been eating them straight from the fridge on their own, with fresh egg custard as a dessert, drizzled over creamy vanilla ice-cream - just because, and on my favourite breaky cakes too!
But, you know who loves them most of all??? My littlest guy, Tobie! And for me that's a win-win, right!!!
So..... Have you preserved anything this week??
note : : if you'd like my preserved pear recipe simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be more than happy to share it with you... :)