Entries Tagged as 'Pear'

Pear Thyme Scones

January 13th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Apple, Pear, recipe

Today I am bringing you one of the most comforting, toasty, tender baked goods I have ever made, not to mention one of the easiest. In the last week I have made this recipe no less than four times and I don’t think I will get tired of it any time soon. Other members of [...]

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Cook pears like an Iron Chef: 10 quick ways to make them shine

December 14th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Pear, recipe

As I mentioned in my recent post about Warren pears, I like pears but have a hard time getting super excited about them in their raw form. I do love one here or there, but for the most part when I have pears they end up lending their delightful presence to something larger or smaller [...]

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Warren Pear

December 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Pear

I keep hearing about the Warren Pear! The WARREN PEAR! Oprah likes it. Martha likes it. The LA Times likes it. It was starting to feel ridiculous how much I was seeing this new-to-me variety pop up everywhere, which of course made my cynical side come out in full force. Why would Oprah and Martha [...]

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Comice Pear

November 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Pear

The Comice Pear is know for being the Christmas pear and being an absolute favorite among the well fed masses. This is the same variety of pear that Harry & David rebranded as the Royal Riviera Pear and sells for exorbitant amounts throughout the holidays. Which gives me an idea…maybe I should start taking cheap [...]

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Sexy Fruit for Valentine’s Day

February 12th, 2010 · 4 Comments · Apple, Banana, Cherimoya, Citrus, Fig, Mangosteen, Maven, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Pear, Plum, Pomegranate, Tangerine

There is something sexy, enticing and adventurous about fruit. In some ways trying a new fruit is like falling in love. It requires abandon and risk. You have to search for it and once found, you have to be patient and careful so you don’t bruise or damage the beautiful nectar inside. Sometimes it works [...]

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Bartlett Pear

January 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments · Pear

If there are at least three different bottles of hand sanitizer within 20 feet of you at all times, then this Bartlett Pear is the fruit for you! APPEARANCE Rating: Nice yellow and red skin, gets lots of bruises though so be gentle. AROMA Rating: Full and fragrant, sultry pear. TEXTURE Rating: Perfectly firm but [...]

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Seckel Pear

December 10th, 2009 · No Comments · Pear

If you think the partridge is in the pear tree because he passionately loves pears, then this is the fruit for you! APPEARANCE Rating: Very small pear, only about two inches high and a bit tubby around the mid-section, bronze and ruby skin with white flesh AROMA Rating: Slightly grassy, fresh smell TEXTURE Rating: Tight [...]

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Bosc Pear

November 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Pear

If you have an inexplicable affinity for bjork, giraffes and alpacas, then this is the fruit for you! APPEARANCE Rating: Rusty dusty, brown mottled skin with a long neck and whimsical pear shape, pale tan flesh AROMA Rating: Neutral to no smell TEXTURE Rating: Fine grained, luscious, smooth bite, melting flesh, few seeds, unnoticeable core [...]

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Starkrimson Pear

October 23rd, 2009 · No Comments · Pear

If you fight over getting to be Miss Scarlet on mystery dinner night (and I don’t mean mystery meat night – I can’t imagine why you are here if you are the kind of person that has a mystery meat night) then this is the fruit for you! APPEARANCE Rating: Bright red skin with white [...]

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