Thursday, December 20, 2007


A little blog reading....
Secret Agent Josephine Very sweet.

WOW - My house looks nowhere near this one - Her photo's are stunning The Wooden Spool
I love all oher attention detail and the way she matches up random things to have a finished look.

I am always amazed at the "mad" skills ladies have when it comes down to baking, making and sewing.
Have fun and take a look at the suprises out there!

Elegant Gourmet elegant gourmet

Guess What... Just a few days left before Christmas vacation.
I picked up a stack up books from the library and I need to dust off the snow shoes.

I think I might make this for my neighbors and staff at church

Cranberry-Pear Butter
Although it contains ginger, this buttter is more sweet than savory and tastes as good on your morning toast as it does on a turkey sandwich. Make sure to stir the mixture often to prevent it from sticking and scorching. Straining the mixture is not essential, but is an easy way to remove skins
.5 pears (about 2 pounds), peeled, quartered, cored and thinly sliced (about 5 cups)
2 cups fresh cranberries , picked through and coarsely chopped
1 cup apple cider
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
Mix all ingredients in a large saucepan.
Bring to boil and simmer, stirring often, until pears fall apart and mixture thickens, about 1 hour. Working in batches, process mixture in a food mill or press through a fine sieve to strain out solids. (Can be jarred and refrigerated for at least 2 weeks.)
Makes about 2 1/4 cups.
Recipe courtesy Cooks Illustrated


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