Hello fall, full tilt! What beautiful colours abound. Rumor had it the incredibly wet, soggy, dripping weather we’ve had forever was going to end the show on fall this year, and maybe it’s a little less bright than usual, but my eyes are little older too, still beautiful to me. Though, I do wish for a solid week of sun .
Fall means Apples and Pears and Cranberries, oh my! (and Pomegranates, if you’re somewhere other than here). I taught a class last Sunday to a wonderful group of people, we made Pear Ginger Chutney and did canning 101. I advertised this class waaay in advance, knowing pears would be in, peaches out, and mulled over a recipe for a good too-long-of-a-while and finally made it (up) last week, 5 days before the class. I went 50 minutes north west of me to find NYS locally grown Bartlet pears, since I tend to leave skins on fruit, Bartlet and D’Anjou were my first choice, and knew they had to be grown somewhere in the Hudson Valley.