I’ve been gifted this little box of beauties - home grown conference pears.
Think there may be a pear theme to the menu this week!
What’s your favourite way to enjoy pears? Have to say I’m a bit partial to a pear and ginger crumble.
One of my favorite fruits for the Kapha dosha, pears soothe the heart and nourish the lungs. They’re cooling when you eat them in large quantities, so I’m a fan of pears that are cooked and spiced for warmth.
Speaking of lungs, did you know that’s where the emotion of grief is stored? Pears can help you expectorate not only excess phlegm and fluid but sadness, too!
Pears are demulcent and moistening. They bring relief to coughs and colds and are revered in Ayurveda for a slippery fiber that aids elimination.
Heavenly Baked Pears
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Yield: About 6 servings
6 organic pears, any variety
2 cups organic pear or apple juice
6 to 8 fresh or dried figs, finely chopped
½ cup organic raisins
1/3 cup coarsely chopped raw almonds
¼ cup raw sunflower, hemp or pumpkin seeds
1 Tbs. cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon organic lemon peel, dried or fresh
½ teaspoon ground ginger root
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg or mace
2 Tablespoons ghee
1 Tablespoon raw honey .
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash and core the pears, leaving them whole and unpeeled. Place the pears in an 8×8 baking dish.
Mix the figs, raisins, almonds, seeds, and spices together in a small mixing bowl. Stuff the fig mixture firmly into each one of the cored pears. Pour apple juice into the pan and over all the pears. Cover and bake for 45 minutes or until the pears are fork tender.
In a small bowl, combine the ghee and honey. When the pears come out of the oven, spoon a dollop of this sauce over each one. Sprinkle with cardamom and immerse yourself in pear heaven.
MY FAVORITE POEM
herr von ribbeck auf ribbeck im havelland,
ein birnbaum in seinem garten stand,
und kam die goldene herbsteszeit
und die birnen leuchteten weit und breit,
da stopfte, wenn's mittag vom turme scholl,
der von ribbeck sich beide taschen voll,
und kam in pantinen ein junge daher,
so rief er: »junge, wiste 'ne beer?«
und kam ein mädel, so rief er: »lütt dirn,
kumm man röwer, ick hebb 'ne birn.«
so spendet segen noch immer die hand
des von ribbeck auf ribbeck im havelland.
Tussen neus en lippen door nog even snel de perenboom geplunderd. Kleine 20 kilo deze keer. Het overgrote deel gaat naar mijn schoonmoeder, die maakt er stoofpeertjes van. En ik ga dit weekend lekker bakken. #oogst#harvest#peren#pears#fruit#moestuin
Anyone interested in picking pears? Thousands upon thousands of pears?? 🤪#pearpicker#pearcrazy#pears
By the way, there is an equally heavy laden pear tree right behind it. The branches are all literally reaching down to the ground.
Cooking apple and pears anyone?! When Dad gives me the biggest bag home with me! 4.6kg to be exact! What will I do with these?! Any ideas?? Looks like I will have to stock pile apple and pear compote for my winter porridges. And maybe some crumbles! I'm pretty sure they are slightly under ripe as the storm helped them fall.
Don't be a square and come get a square meal Friday night! BraceFace & 🍐PEARS🍐 is part of a balanced breakfast for dinner!
Fri 9/21 at Sidebar w/ PEARS, BraceFace, Aspiga, and Goddamnit!
Fri 10/5 at Sidebar w/ Flabbercasters, BraceFace, Goddamn Beatles, and Only on Weekends!
Sat 10/6 in Philly at The Grape Room!
(Is this a tour?)
Sat 10/13 at BraceFace House w/ Accidents, Flabbercasters, BraceFace, Ryan Gabriel, and Italian Blood!