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Old 12-31-2005, 12:58 PM   #11
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another fan of sharp cheeses and pears as a combo. they're also good "paired" with prosciutto or breseaola.

pears sliced thin, optionally wrapped in a thin strip of prosciutto, are nice on a salad of mesculun, balsamic or lemon viniagrette, with candied walnuts, and locatelli shaved over top.

you could also quarter the pears, and toss them in some melted sugar, butter, lemon and orange juices, and flambe them with a little brandy or rum.
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:25 PM   #12
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If we could only get fresh figs as much as you do there. I love them but the shelf life is so short. We usually have them dried or in preserves except for the very short season. I like figs with ANYTHING.
Licia, if only you were here! Looking out my upstairs window right now, my view is of our fig tree, which has dropped it's leaves for the winter, but still has probably 80-100 figs left on it. I love them too!



lhanson, another pear idea: dip slices in a cinnamon-cream fondue, perhaps?
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:31 PM   #13
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An ex-in-law used to poach pears in wine with mixed pickling spice. I don't remember what kind of wine it was, but the pears turned out pink. They were really good!
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:10 PM   #14
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jkath, just think of those of us who aren't so lucky when you are relishing your figs. I'm glad someone has them, even if I can't. Enjoy!
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:17 PM   #15
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Happy to see several fig lovers here, like myself. Look forward to seeing lots n lots of fig recipes from the members here.

Licia, if I could, I would send you some from sunny so. california. Meanwhile, in the off-season, wonder if dates might work? BTW, I had the bestest Date shake when I stayed in Palm Springs... lol, but that's a whole 'nother recipe. :-]
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:42 PM   #16
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SEND THEM TO ME!!!!!!!!! num num
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:53 PM   #17
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Wow...some really great looking recipes here. Thanks for all the replies so far.

And Constance...I too would say I think they would be worth the price. They are the most flavorful, juicy pears I have ever eaten.
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Old 12-31-2005, 06:32 PM   #18
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Cherry,
I have a pear bread recipe that is wonderful, more like a cake than bread..If you'd like I'll post for you

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Old 12-31-2005, 07:39 PM   #19
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I have a pear bread recipe that is wonderful, more like a cake than bread..If you'd like I'll post for you

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Ooooo yes! Please post that one, kadesma! That sounds wonderful. It also sounds like it might freeze well, which would enable me to use these up and still enjoy them later
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:07 PM   #20
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delicious cut up on a salad with pecans and gorganzola cheese with a light balsamic vinaigrette, a fine desert, pealed and sliced with a little chartreuse poured over top (marinate for an hour, serve chilled) or poached with red wine and spices...another great desert.
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