My husband, Mike, and I moved from NJ to Southwest Florida in September 2006. I currently work at the Punta Gorda Library and fill my free time with crafts, reading and my experiments in the kitchen. Our fur kids, Buddy the dog and Nibbles (aka Brutus) the cat, keep us entertained all day.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Poached pears with raspberry sauce
For the poached pears
2 pears (I used bosc), pealed, cut in half and cored
1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp. honey
1 cinnamon stick
3 small pieces of candied ginger
Place the pears in a small saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower temperature and cover until sauce is reduced and pears are tender. Remove cinnamon stick. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
For the raspberry sauce
1 pint raspberries
1 tbsp. honey
Put ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. When berries have started to burst, stir. Simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour into a fine strainer over a boil and remove to remove all of the seeds. Taste. If not sweet enough, add 1/2 tbsp. honey. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve 2 halves of pear in a bowl with cooking juices. Drizzle with the raspberry sauce. DELISH!
I served them with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream and some fresh raspberries.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Stay tuned for some blogs on my experiments in the kitchen.