Oct 24, 2012

Dinner with gravy and pears for dessert - EDIT

Hello all.  Just wanted to show a few pears, a pear preview, and the recipes I mentioned.  I put the recipes in a jpg format so you can right click to save or print. 
Edited -Sorry!  I forgot the 1 tsp Paprika in the wine for the last recipe.  Copy is corrected.
 First off, Ariane from Les Petites Croix D'Ariane sent me this photo of her pear. She attached a charm to the top and hung it with ribbon - so sweet! And I pulled open my glued seam of the first pear with a little tug and re-seamed (new word) with additional stuffing. The finishing of Anneke (My Pretty Corner) that I showed in a prior post is what I tried to mimic but it's not quite as nice as hers, but better than I had originally sewn.








And this is a preview of what's coming the beginning of November.  Oh did that hurt.  November.  What the heck happened to October?  Or September?  The winter months better fly by as fast.


I'm waiting for my 8 new charts from Essamplaire and hoping they arrive in a few days.  I would have started a new project if it weren't for my changes to the pear.  Just like my kitchen design, I keep coming up with another layout or different color.  This one is the final, and of course, what I wanted in the beginning. 


The real pears are in need of cloves and starting to shrivel a bit so I better get to them tonight.  I've been asked quite a bit about making the dried studded pears and this is it.  Simple.  Bosc pears are all I've ever used, whole cloves, and leave a space between for shrinkage, usually a little less than the size of another clove.  Set them on wooden skewers in a plastic something-or-other and check every few days.  As they start to shrink, they become soft and you can sort of form them to shape, including flattening the bottom to sit properly.  At the same time, press in any cloves that are coming out.  It takes a while to dry completely so don't expect this to happen in a week or two.
Here's the two easy gravy recipes.  I've used a roast instead of the short ribs, but shorts are best.  Made the night before, you can put the liquid in the fridge overnight and remove all the congealed fat the next day.  If it doesn't work to click on the photos to print, I'll try again later.













   That's it boys and girls!   Gum surgery on the other side tomorrow so I'm packing my mouth with goodies tonight.  Hope you all have a great day. 
Welcome to new followers - thank you to all for visiting. 
Stay safe and stitch happy!
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19 comments:

Ariane20 said...

Merci pour ces bons conseils.

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitched pears! I would love to try the dried ones but I think I would probably mess them up so I'll just admire from afar ... sigh! Best wishes on the gum surgery! I hope you are stuffing your mouth with truly good things tonight : )

Deb said...

Good luck with your gum surgery tomorrow. Definitely eat some goodies tonight. And I'll have to try drying a pear or two. I'll bet they smell wonderful.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Marly...love the pears...so pretty....good luck tomorrow....happy eating tonight...yum yum...Blessings Francine.

cucki said...

Hello deary good luck for tomm..
I love the pear so much..
Big hugs cucki xx

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Such pretty pears. Just love them.
Good luck tomorrow and treat yourself tonight!
Nan

samplerlover said...

Good luck for your surgery. Oh I love Pear III. I think that all that you have come up with would look wonderful in a beautiful bowl - a bowl of pears ahh lol - Sandra.

Penny said...

Good luck tomorrow with your gum surgery... hope all goes well and you are not in any pain....
Love the stitched pears and the cloved ones.... think I will be trying my hand at making some of the dried ones...
Both of your recipes look yummy... and I will have to try them out as well! TFS.....
Enjoy eating your goodies tonight!
Penny

Margaret said...

I'm just loving your pear series! So great! Too bad I never get around to stitching smalls. lol! I need to!

Jamie Burch said...

Hello!
Ok so I don't know what you do with the clove pears? Are they for decoration? Eating - like pear jerky? Good luck with your surgery! Jamie

ginnyt said...

pears are lovely; good luck with the surgery; hope you recover quick!!!

Rebecca said...

OoH, good luck on the surgery. Your mouth watering goodies will be a good "last supper" meal. Radish slaw sounds really interesting.
Stitched pears and clove pears are lovely. Reminds me of the clove orange that I made my grandmother back when I was a kid. I've been wanting to make some more. I must say that I feel so fortunate to actually still have that clove orange. When my mother and I were cleaning out her estate/house a couple years I found it still in her dresser drawer. I couldn't believe my eyes. It is still in pretty good condition for being about 40 some odd years old. It is one of my most prized possessions from her. Who would have thought she would have still had it. But I remember making it like it was yesterday.
Hang on to your pear and the tradition, I love it.

butterfly said...

All the best for tomorrow.
Love all your pears beautifully stitched. hugs.

Krista said...

Yours pears are so sweet! Love how #3 is coming out. Sounds like you have been stashing! Can't wait to see what you get from Essamplaire :)
Thanks for the yummy recipes, I will be trying that short ribs for sure!

Chris said...

The stitched pears are so lovely. So are the ones with the whole cloves. I love the way that they smell. I am looking forward to see what is in your Essamplaire order.
Thanks for the recipes.

Vickie said...

Hi Marly! We used to put cloves in oranges for Christmas. I haven't done that in about 10 years. Maybe I should again this year. Love the scent of cloves!! I am praying for you for tomorrow.♥

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

THANKS MARLY, JUST WHAT I HAD HOPED FOR. I love the clove studded pears. Gonna go to market for my pears and get my cloves, bulk at Winco. Hopefully, it'll be the cheaper way to buy them. No matter, this is what I will do and want.

Love visiting your blog...

Have a Blessed day with Peace,
Barb

Shaunterria Owens said...

Your pears look great, however they're stuffed :) I am going to stitch one once I find the fabric, I pinky-swear. Can't wait to see what's in the pipeline for November!

--shaunterria
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TheCrankyCrow said...

Yikes...Are you a glutton for punishment or WHAT?! Gum surgery and VV treatment all together??? Ick. I had the gum surgery on one quadrant and swore I'd wear dentures before anyone EVER did that to me again. Years later, I still have hyper-sensitive teeth there. Arghh... I hurt just thinking about it. (Yeah, ok....call me sissy...but it HURT!) Love, love, love the clove pears....hmmmm.....maybe, just maybe....I can actually DO that??? Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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