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Saturday, September 05, 2015

Six Words and Sunday Shadows September 5-6, 2015

Kitchen mathematics...
September is the time to harvest!
3 pears x 15 = 8 pints of pear sauce!  
Into the freezer!

Peeling the pears is the most time
consuming part- adding a bit of water,
lemon zest/juice, cinnamon, sugar
and cloves is the easy part.
Most went into the freezer.
Some went into my mouth.
(Making sure it was good enough!)
Moving onto too many zucchini...
I ended up making 10 loaves.
5 went into the freezer,
Russell inhaled 1 and I gave away 4.
Sequestered Basil and Sunflower
(Because Lucy eats Basil and Sunflowers I was forced to place
them up in the garden window above the sink...
so far Lucy doesn't go up there!)
And then there's basil which equals Pesto!
Paula and Jay's Pesto
2 cups fresh Basil
1 cup nuts
(pine, walnuts, even shelled
sunflower seeds are tasty)
4 cloves garlic cut up
1 cup olive oil
1 cup parmesan, romano, asagio cheeses
(your choice-I like to mix 'em up a bit)
freshly ground black pepper and salt
(I don't use salt, but some folks like it)
Put the basil, nuts and garlic into a food processor
Whirl/pulse until well acquainted
Add olive oil and process just until mixed.
Stir in cheese, black pepper and eat.
So far I've made countless batches of
Pesto....of which only two have made it
into the freezer! It's addictive!
Have a great day and don't forget to
drop by and check out Six Words


Sandee said...

I can remember harvest time when I was growing up. My mother canned and some went into the freezer too. It was a lot of work, but that food kept us going through the long winter months. A fond memory.

Have a blessed day my friend. Big hugs to you and tons of loving scritches to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

Mlissabeth said...

Pear sauce, zucchini bread and pesto all sound wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

stephen Hayes said...

Thanks for making me hungry with these tasty delights.

Ralph said...

I haven't eaten supper yet - so I am salivating! Love the pears and zucchini bread, but that pesto - the aromatic basil, the sharpness of the parmesan asiago cheeses, the texture of many (but not just pinoli) nuts. A couple of weeks ago, I had a grilled mozzarella with pesto layered amongst the cheese - pesto is wonderful!

Allison said...

Zucchini bread is one of the favorite treats my father-in-law makes. He also likes to garden and cook from his produce.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I can't think of a better place to be busy than in the kitchen!

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Keith's Ramblings said...

A pair and a half pears! All sounds and looks pretty good to me.
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Rajesh said...

That is mouth watering.

Cat Chat With Caren and Cody (Caren Gittleman) said...

My mouth is watering!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

You have been busy with the summer's bounty! Lucky recipients of the bread too (feeling envious).

messymimi said...

Oh, yummy! It all looks so good!

Beverley Baird said...

Wow - lots of yummy canning you've been doing. You'll certainly have lots for winter!

Anonymous said...

Yep. It's that time of year, alright.

abrianna said...

Wonderful pears shot. I was having internet issues-sorry for the delay.