Thursday, January 24, 2013

An Exciting Bit of Press

At the risk of appearing less than humble, I have to announce an exciting bit of press our cookbook received yesterday--we were given a lovely little review in the New York Times! The part I'm most proud of is the word they used to describe my little brother's photos. The book was described as "beautifully photographed," and while we already knew that, how wonderful for the New York Times to recognize it too. They couldn't be more right.

Since the pear bread recipe was mentioned, I thought I would share it with you all today. This is adapted from a recipe submitted to us by Blackman Homestead Farm in Lockport, NY.

Pear Bread

1 stick butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup buttermilk or yogurt
1 cup ripe pears, peeled and chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and butter and flour a loaf pan.

With an electric beater, beat together the butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until creamy. In a separate bowl, blend together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg. Stir these dry ingredients into the butter mixture, then stir in buttermilk or yogurt, and finally the chopped pears. 

Pour batter into pan and bake for 1 hour. Cool. Try serving with cold cream cheese!


  1. This is so exciting! You are living my dream - I would love to write/photograph a cook book someday. And to be even mentioned in the NY Times? That is incredible.

  2. Great write-up... so excited for you!

  3. Amazing news! I’ve been watching my mailbox eagerly for my copy - can’t wait :) congrats Kate!!!

  4. Thanks Katie! I hope it arrives soon :)

  5. CONGRATULATIONS! What a testament to you and your family's hard work!

  6. Thanks Meg! That's very sweet of you to say. We're so excited about it :)

  7. Thanks Kristin! That's such a sweet comment! I hope you do live that dream someday :)

  8. Kate, congratulations! That book is wonderful, and I'm glad it's getting the press it deserves! :)

  9. Thanks Mrs. Pearl! I hope you're still enjoying it :)

  10. Thanks Betsy, it's very exciting for us!

  11. Congratulations! And thanks for sharing this recipe. The place we're renting has a pear tree in the backyard, so I'll be needing lots of ideas for how to use those up!

  12. Thanks Renee! How fantastic that you have a pear tree, I'm so jealous. Pears are one of my favorite fruits. Let me know if you try the pear bread! Also, this recipe is absolutely delicious:

  13. Wow, what wonderful news! Congratulations!


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