Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pears, apples and cooler mornings

It is definitely autumn when the pears are ready. A crate and a half still await my attention. The pear ginger I made last week, with its old fashioned aromas was popular at the weekend markets. This week I'll be making Pear and Ginger Chutney - imagine it with Blue cheese. At the Wairarapa Farmers Market on Sunday Kingsmeade Cheese was tasting beautiful locally grown pears with their Tinui Blue - a superb match! Mushrooms abound on our farm at the moment - I've made Mushrooms preserved in Oil - a wonderful nibble to serve before dinner. I've also dried some (home use only) for the first time this year.

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