Category Archives: Fruit

Royal Riviera Pear Salad

We received some scrumptious pears from Harry & David as a Christmas present from some special relatives. It was tempting to just dive in and eat the pears as snacks, but we had enough resolve to save two of those … Continue reading

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Cucumber-Melon Salad

One of us is not a fan of mixed-greens only salads. No matter how fresh the greens or how it’s dressed, it might as well be beige. We were determined to avoid such salads, and this was our first effort … Continue reading

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Superb Pumpkin Pie

We looked high and low on the internet and in our recipe files for Bianca Borges Henry’s recipe for pumpkin pie from a few years back, but sadly, we could not find it. If anyone out there has that recipe, … Continue reading

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Meyer Lemon Buttermilk Tart

This is probably not news to many of you, but we have just learned about Meyer lemons. Most of the lemons in our stores are Eureka or Lisbon varieties, but Meyer lemons are believed to be a hybrid of an … Continue reading

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Pear Quinoa Salad

We made two recipes tonight featuring cooked pears. Where we live, the Bartlett pear is king, but we like to experiment with other varieties. This salad combines diced crisp pear with the nutty texture of quinoa, the South American grain. … Continue reading

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Yellow Plum Salad

Sorry for the 4-month hiatus from the blog, but we’re back! We made this recipe last night because the combination seemed intriguing. The results were great. We used pluots instead of the yellow plums (we couldn’t find any in the … Continue reading

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Apple Compote with Fennel

This recipe is slightly sweet, but not cloying, due to the ability of the fennel to draw out the sweetness of both the Granny Smith apples and the onions. Be careful not to substitute other apple varieties because the sweetness … Continue reading

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