Pear Crisp with Vanilla Brown Butter

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I love a good pear or apple crisp in the winter. Warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, it’s fantastic. This crisp has a fantastic topping. My usual toppings have a base of flour, butter, sugar and sometimes oats. This streusel topping is loaded with ground almonds and it’s so delicious! Because […]

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Fresh Pear Pie with Dried Cherries and Brown Sugar Streusel

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This is one of the best fruit pies I have ever eaten! I’m not a huge fruit pie fan in general, but there’s something about this pie that’s just incredible. The combination of the pears, cherries, spices and streusel is amazing. When I do eat fruit pies, I […]

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Pear Salad with Raspberry Cream

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My sister Gail sent me this recipe.  She made it for a potluck dinner and told me that everyone loved it.   I’ve made it twice now for dinner parties and plates have ended up  clean every time I served it.   The dressing tastes like a tangy yogurt – it’s definitely on the sweet side, but […]

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Tart Lime Pops

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It was a scorcher here on Shelter Island this weekend – incredibly hot and humid – a perfect time for ice pops!  I almost made the lemon buttermilk pops again, but I like to mix it up a bit so I thought I’d try something new.   I liked the look of this recipe because it […]

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