La poire est très beau

We were playing with pears in the kitchen very early this morning, and the  jam looked so beautiful as it glowed in the autumn light pouring in through the back door of Chestnut.

We jammed it with fresh ginger, and also cooked up a batch of "Hot Fireman's Pear" with chipotle and cinnamon. Carla the pastry chef was baking tarte tatin and making caramel, and the kitchen smelled like a heavenly dream of autumn.