Excerpt from the Popular Garden Series magabook Orcharding with permission from its publisher, BowTie magazines, a division of BowTie Inc. Purchase Orcharding here. Pears were much beloved by the ancients. Homer called pears a â€śgift of the gods.â€ť Roman horticulturists used grafting techniques to develop more than 50 different pear cultivars. Hardy varieties of pears […]
A pear bumper harvest doesnâ€™t have to be overwhelming. These simple preservation techniques will allow you to enjoy these fruits this season and throughout the year.
Â Photo by Judith Hausman Fruit plus bread equals “time to eat a snack.â€ť The orchard store is still full of apples, but they are down to the last of the pears. I bought a big bag of small Bosc “utilityâ€ť pears, spotted and still hard. Theyâ€™ll ripen fast enough at home and the few […]
Photo by Judith Hausman Pears and pizza are a perfect pair. Fruit and cheese: Itâ€™s an iconic picnic pairing that deserved the pizza stone this fall, and it couldnâ€™t have come together any more easily. On a weekend, you can mix up your signature pizza dough recipe, but on a Monday night, I used whole-wheat […]
Our October here in Wisconsin has felt like one long, lingering last burst of summerâ€”no frost yet and the sunny daytime temperatures keep hitting 80 degrees F.