pears

Poached Pears

by Sara on December 27, 2010

pear poached in red wine

The first time I ever poached fruit was when I followed a recipe of Nigella’s for poached peaches. They were very, very good (of course, I adore peaches, so that probably helped), but peeling the peaches is always a bit of a pain. I froze my poaching liquid, intent on making them again…but never did. [...]

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Holiday Fruit Preserves

by Sara on November 5, 2009

holiday fruit preserves

Did you know there are only five states in the US that grow cranberries? Besides my homestate, Wisconsin, cranberries are grown in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Washington, and Oregon. Because cranberries are native to Wisconsin, I’m able to get local cranberries every year. For the holidays last year, I wanted to try something new in my [...]

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