The other Sunday I set out to go apple picking on Maine Apple day. I drove to a nearby apple orchard, and the wonderful old man said “We have NO apples this year. The spring was too long and too cold, no pollination. Never happened to me in the 30 years I have this orchard.” Bummer. “We have pears. Do you want some?” Apples, oranges. Pears. Oh well, “Of course!”
So I drove home with a bag of rock hard pears, but within a week they’ve turned soft in rapid speed and I try to come up with new recipes. One is definitely a classic: mixed greens,sliced pear, gorgonzola, balsamic vinaigrette and walnuts. Or, cranberries in my case.