Pear Sauce and Dehydrating Pears

Pears are in abundance locally. We’ve received boxes of them from our doctor and from friends. Then I am also able to buy fun varieties of local, organic pears from a local farm for 50 cents per pound. We’re eating gobs of the fresh pears, because this is the best time to eat them — […]

Chunky Spiced Pear Jam


My friend Christina came over on Sunday afternoon. She was waiting for her husband to finish helping my husband. (They worked really hard.) She had a box full of very ripe pears. So we made jam. She was remembering some pear jam a friend had given her once and that’s what we tried to recreate. […]

Ginger Pear Crisp

I made two of these yesterday, one for us to enjoy and one to take to a mother-daughter breakfast for local homeschoolers. We gobbled ours up! I adapted a recipe from The ‘I Can’t Believe This Has No Sugar’ Cookbook by Deborah E. Buhr. I made small changes, but the biggest was adding ground ginger […]

Green Smoothie: Banana-Pear-Pineapple-Spinach

Awhile back, I shared that Jeff and I are regularly consuming green smoothies. We drink one with breakfast and then another before dinner. I also mentioned that I don’t serve the smoothies to the children, but I was hoping they would eventually start asking to share our green smoothies. Here’s the update. For several weeks […]