Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Its all going a bit pear shaped
Along with a bunch of girlfriends we all put in some money and buy fruit and veg from a Wholesale Market. Upside.. lots of fruit and vege's VERY CHEAP... downside... time and effort in buying, lugging, distributing 20kg bags of pototoes, pumpkins, carrots, apples, pears, banana's etc... Hey we work hard for the money!!
And there is of course the now weekly challenge of thinking of things to do with the food.. last fortnight it was carrots and avocados... hmm what to do with 3 kg of carrots...the week before that sweet potato.... this week it is zucchini and pears.
So the pears all ripened at the same time... 20 'starting to bruise badly' pears staring at me...
So I made poached pears for the first time.. all a bit fancy for me :)
Peel pears leaving stalks intact
2 cups of water
1/2 cup sugar
to dissolve sugar
once dissolve place pears in water and slowly bring to boil
and that is it.. since I had so many pears I added extra water and then extra sugar as I wanted it to make a syrup.... but boy was that stuff SWEET!!! but served with non sweetened cream.. it was PERFECT