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Comment by Daniel W on September 13, 2014 at 9:09pm

We had too many garden-grown of a number of foods, so got out the old food dehydrator.  Ning liked the idea and result so much he bought a new one.

 

The past couple of weeks, we dehydrated several batches of chili peppers, several batches of tomatoes, grapes for raisins, and now some batches of figs.  It would be worth it for the tomatoes alone.  I love the rich sweet tomato flavor of sun dried tomatoes, and this is the same but without the variables and loss of flavor and vitamins from UV light.

 

If there's a chance we can dehydrate some rosemary, save, chives, and oregano too.

 

I forgot how much I like some fruits and vegetables.  They are really good.

Comment by Plinius on September 12, 2014 at 4:39am

Looks like a good recipe, Joan! This morning I had some uncivilized workmen doing something in the meter cupboard; I told them what I thought and they tried to behave... I used the stored anger to peel 7 kgs. of cooking pears and made another batch. The colour must really come from wine or whatever - I found some cranberries and a cup of pomegrenate juice and cooked the lot with that, a spoon of sugar, some cinnamon and orange peel. They are pinkish now but taste good.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 12, 2014 at 1:36am

Chris, I have made Spiced Red Wine-Poached Pears and like the blend of flavors. I don't use that much sugar, maybe half, and I like both cabernet or merlot

Comment by Plinius on September 12, 2014 at 1:05am

They told me cooking pears turn red during the cooking. But all the recipes I read prescribe something red at the end of the cooking time; red sugar, berries, wine or berry juice. I'll try again if there's some time left today, and see what happens.

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2014 at 11:14pm

Patricia, I just now read your response to Chris. Didn't mean to repeat about red pears. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 11, 2014 at 11:13pm

Chris, I wonder if "They told me the pears would turn red" meant they would turn red when they are ripe?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on September 11, 2014 at 2:01pm

I always thought it must be my imagination that shaking ketchup helped.

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 11, 2014 at 9:11am

Something I just read that I didn't know:  Ketchup is a non-Newtonian fluid.  It's viscosity is reduced when it is disturbed, which is why it's easier to pour ketchup out of a bottle after you shake it up.

Comment by Pat on September 9, 2014 at 11:29am

Chris, I have no idea about cooking pears that turn red on their own. Never heard of it. However, if they are cooked in wine, or some other medium, then they would turn red and have an added flavor. I'm with Joan in that I don't believe food coloring will add anything to the tast

Comment by Joan Denoo on September 9, 2014 at 11:20am

Chris, I have no idea about cooking pears that turn red. I highly doubt the color is from food coloring. I Googled, and found a nice article about pears. 

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