Nectar of the gods

Mama and I fell in love with pear juice while we were traveling in Italy and so we were thrilled to find it available back home in California. This Santa Cruz Organic Pear Nectar doesn’t disappoint. It tastes like drinking a sweet, juicy pear, but even better. Mama and I could not stop exclaiming over…

Pear cake experiment

Mama and I fell madly in love with a pear and chocolate cake when we were in Venice six years ago. Sadly, the restaurant no longer even makes it. So I did some recipe researching when we got home, and I was thrilled to find a Smitten Kitchen recipe for Bittersweet Chocolate and Pear Cake!…

It’s mmmmm…Monday "The Perfect Salad"

  The Perfect Pear & Gorgonzola Salad Prep Time: 5-10 minutes This spectacular salad is a gold medal favorite in our house featuring fresh juicy pears, candied pecans, crumbled Gorgonzola and raspberry vinaigrette on a bed of fresh greens. The original ― and still by far the favorite ― is from the Crow’s Nest in…