Every year as the summer season begins, I think of canning food and preservation of food. I remember how hard my grandmother worked in her very small kitchen to can peaches and make preserves. By the way, she didn’t have any air conditioning. One of Mr. D’s favorite things that she prepared was pear preserves. She would not use pectin or sure-jell because I do believe she thought it messed up your preserves. When you ate those preserves it honestly tasted as if she cooked pears with sugar until it cooked down to a gooey thick pear mixture. As i was browsing through the Pirates’ House Cookbook, I saw a recipe for pear preserves and it reminds me so much of my grandmother’s that I wanted to share it with you. It contains lots of sugar and lots of pears and not much of anything else. I remember how excited my Granny would get, when she would start thinking about canning her peaches or making preserves. I also remember how excited Mr. D would be when she presented him with a jar of those wonderful pear preserves. Granny would be so proud of me for sharing a recipe for preserves that didn’t include pectin. Special times, special people, special food. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.