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

slowly heat
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


Our little family said...

I'm very jealous! Wish we had access to a wholesale market here. You can make pear sauce from the pears too, like applesauce. I substitute sweet potatoes for regular potatoes in almost every recipe, and we love it. Baked sweet potatoe fries are our very favorite.

Karyn said...

MMMMM Now I'm dreaming about Pear crumble with whipped cream. oh the things you can think up when you're starving.

katy said...

What a great idea to split produce with your neighbors. The challenges are fun too.

I just had a pear dessert at a friend's house. She roughly cut and peeled the pears, then placed them in a small ramekin. Added a dollop of marscapone cheese, sprinkled with cookie crumbs and viola! Delish.

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