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Entries Tagged as 'pears'

Pear windfall makes fine pear sauce

August 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments · local food, recipes

I recently received a windfall of hard green pears from Angela after a branch broke from her tree, thereby rushing the pear harvest. As perhaps you can tell from the photo, the pears were small, the round bottom portion about the size of a handball, and they weren’t yet ripe. I let the pears sit […]

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Recipe mashup (and mixup) yields individual tartes Tatin

October 6th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Food preparation, local food, recipes

After years of attraction to, but avoidance of, tarte Tatin recipes, I finally gave in the other day so as to use my latest free food—old-fashioned, gritty pears from my neighbors’ tree. Angela & Michael have a prolific pear tree that had been heavy with fruit but was nearing the end of its production. I […]

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Roasted pears make simple work of local dessert

September 21st, 2008 · 4 Comments · local food, potlucks, recipes

Lucky me. I found myself in possession of a selection of succulent local pears. Even though these are quite lovely eaten raw, I decided to use nearly all of them as the basis for my local-food contribution to yesterday’s local wine-local food dinner. At first, I thought I’d make a pear tart of some kind, […]

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