Tag: Pears

Fall Mains

Chicken Or Turkey Salad With Pears

The first time I made this salad was for the chairman of the organization I worked for. Later in the day he made a point of taking me aside and thanking me for “the best salad I have ever had”.

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Baking and Sweet Endings

Spiced Red Wine Poached Pears

Saturday mornings in late October and November means a trip to Nat Bailey Farmer’s Market in search of seasonal fruits and vegetables. The colours are awesome! With the backdrop of the Coast Mountains on occasion receiving a snowfall, it’s simply

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Fall Appetizers

Honey Pear Crostini With Melted Brie

Simply  a wonderful combination of flavours for a delicious fall appetizer. Local pears, some fresh rosemary and a bit of melted brie. I make a stash of the Honey Pear Preserves to have on hand for a quick appetizer. 1

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“Not a Christmas Cake”

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. Sometimes you just don’t have the time or feel like making a traditional Christmas cake and although they are a wonderful addition to Christmas, sometimes you want something different, which

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Duck Confit Salad With Pears

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. In my “former life” as a private chef, I was always on the lookout for new main course salads. This one is simply one of the best salads I have ever

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What Been Cooking The First Week of Fall?

As I look outside my window, I can see that the warm weather has definitely left us for a while!  We had a gorgeous October and spending a few days in Portland where it was quite warm and really sunny

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What’s Been Cooking And Baking?

Well, you might ask! At this time of the year I seem to go into overdrive with baking!  It really takes me back to my days of all those sandwich lunches but mostly all the baking for the goodie trays that 

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Poached Pears

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. An excellent, light dessert with pears poached in wine and spices. Love the juices! Makes 4 Servings 4 Bosc pears, peeled & cored, seeds removed (a melon baller is a

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Pear And Duck Confit Salad

By now, if you have made some of my salads, you can see I like pears & apples with blue cheeses!  You can get duck confit at Oyama Sausage**. Makes 4 Servings 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 Tbsp. Sherry vinegar

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