Pear and Pomegranate Salad

In California here in the U. S., the season for pomegranates is from October through January.  Now is the perfect time to review its great health benefits and make an effort to add the fresh seeds to our dishes.  The pomegranate seeds and the juice from them are the only edible parts of the plant and are a super food.  The juice was shown in a research study to have the highest level of antioxidants of all the fruit juices. It helps keep your arteries clear and lowers blood pressure. Read More

Curried Cashew Salad With Pear & Grapes

Pear season begins when Bartlett pears start arriving at the supermarkets in late summer. They’re soon followed by Bosc and Comice which are in season in the fall through winter. The Anjou is known as a winter pear.

I love a ripe pear. Most pears in the stores aren’t ripe yet, but I put them in a small paper bag for several days to ripen. I save the paper prescription bags for my pears and avocados to ripen. Those little bags are the perfect size.  I like to eat a pear alone or added to a salad or a fruit compote for a winter breakfast. Cooked pears can also make elegant desserts. Read More