Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The perfect pear sauce

This weekend we escaped to Sunshine Farm for some much needed R&R. We arrived on Sunday night and right away I noticed the overflowing basket of organic pears in the Big Mary kitchen.


The weather-worn fruits clearly came from the orchard, where chemical sprays are taboo.



The next day, I slept in a bit and by the time Adam and I had eaten breakfast and made our way over to Big Mary, the bountiful basket was almost empty.



My dad was rapidly peeling and slicing the pears and plopping them into a pot of water. He boiled the pears down, strained out some of the excess water and then served it. Warm and chunky, the sauce was utterly delicious. Sweet, but not too sweet, with a faint kiss of cooler nights and shorter days.

8 comments:

Nikki Douglas said...

I love pears so much. I like them with cheese or nothing at all. Just as pears. Oh, also poached in wine.

Jennifer (of Veg*n Cooking) said...

What an amazing, simple, and delicious sounding treat! I wish I had a place like that to go unwind, it must be amazing.

jennycestcake said...

Mmmmm....that sounds so good and a bit of a departure from the typical apple sauce. Thanks for the great idea!

VeganCowGirl said...

I have been falling out of love with pears of late. Perhaps this will reinspire me. Thanks for the post.

Meg Wolff said...

Cool that you Dad made this yummy pear sauce.

Bianca said...

Mmmm...that reminds me that I need to eat the last farmer's market pear lurking in my fridge.

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shellyfish said...

Oh pears! That sauce looks lovely - a hint of fall...