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Monday, 7 September 2009

Nice Pears


19 comments:

  1. They look lovely. Obviously deserve that first prize.

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  2. Thanks Phillip, I'm most chuffed! Last year the badgers at the allotment ate my pears, so it feels especially good to have some to exhibit this time.

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  3. A big hug and a pat on the back and a hearty handshake for the prize winning pair, oops, I meant pears. I did get a good chuckle from the title. See, the Americans are not always so serious. :-)
    Frances

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  4. Thanks Frances - I couldn't help myself with that title - I'm so glad it's also 'appreciated' across the pond ;)

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  5. Hi,
    Not a great lover of pears, but they do look good, well done. Gary

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  6. I adore pears. Just about the only fruit I do like, in fact. Excellent work!

    BTW, my OOTS is up. Is there a Mr. Linky?

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  7. Well done on your first prize! I don't actually like pears, but I can still appreciate them! :)

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  8. They say grow pears for you heirs so I've never bothered with pear trees. You have done really well! Val

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  9. Well done! It was our show on Saturday. I didn't exhibit anything but was a steward. xx

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  10. Wow, congratulations! I think you are the first person I know who has won first prize at a show. I am SO impressed.

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  11. Having just preserved ( froze, chutneyed, wine, jam, dried..) 70 lbs of pears I find it very hard to even look at a plate of the damn things..

    but yours are lovely....well done!

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  12. They look edible unlike mine which have to be stewed to be edible.

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  13. That's so annoying!!! Where did my comment go? I came on the minute you posted it and rambled on about Delia Smith's pickled pears and it just disappeared. Honestly, I am disgusted with Blogger today. But well done! xxx

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  14. Well deserved - they look delicious too. A pear tree is on my autumn lottie shopping list.

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  15. Hi everyone - glad you liked my playing around with an old joke :)

    For the non-pear lovers I wonder if its because you've not experienced the juicy melting sweetness that a pear offers when it's just right? It's a difficult one to capture, but there's a good chance with this particular variety, Concorde. It's self-fertile and is a cross between Conference and Comice and has the flavour of Comice with the keeping qualities of Conference. Yum!

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  16. Well done! I love pears - and your comment above has just made my mouth water. Excuse me while I dribble on my keyboard...

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  17. HM - I think dribbling's totally justified :)

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