Re: [gardeners] Re: Sunday in the garden [sic]

Lon J. Rombough (
Mon, 25 Jun 2001 11:34:47 -0700

Try a FEW Keifer first - they have a lot of grit cells and dried ones are
apt to be pretty hard on your teeth - like leather with sand in it.
>From: Margaret Lauterbach <>
>Subject: RE: [gardeners] Re: Sunday in the garden [sic]
>Date: Mon, Jun 25, 2001, 10:34 AM

>Alice, if you do turn out to have a big crop of good pears, another 
>preservation technique is to dry them.  Pears are easy to dry. You don't 
>have to skin them, and I just use a Vegomatic to slice them, core and all. 
>Once they're dehydrated, you can pick out seeds as you eat them.  Margaret L
>At 09:39 AM 6/25/01 -0400, you wrote:
>>Oh, now that's interesting. I had no idea there was any such-type of pear.
>>The fruits themselves have the shape and color of a "regular" bartlett (?)
>>that you buy in the grocery store, so I just assumed that's what it was. I
>>will talk with our extension office. I can't believe I may have just been
>>wasting all those pears for all these years!  Would I go about making pear
>>butter the same way I do apple butter? Different spices? We put up many
>>pints of apple butter every year. Pear would make an interesting change for
>>those Christmas baskets. And pear honey?  That's peaked my interest.