Pear preserves

After some delays, on Monday I finally got around to my first attempt at pear preserves. I love pears, but I’ve usually been disappointed in preserves and jams made from them. Price doesn’t matter. Supermarket or boutique, the pear flavor has been weak to nonexistent; even added flavoring like ginger has been flat. I wasn’t Read More …

There and back again

Spent a week in the Portland Oregon area. Visited good friends. Did some research. Experienced the joy of driving twisty, winding roads. Really twisty. And winding. After a drive, my right leg ached from tension and brake-hitting. This time, I actually visited scenic vistas. Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park: NB: Haystack Rock is that Read More …