Bosc Pear, Currant, and Hazelnut Salad

Bosc Pear, Currant, and Hazelnut Salad

I realize that the holidays of television specials are not, for most people, the holidays of reality. Travel is stressful; family is complicated; people have magazine expectations for non-magazine life, and those magazine expectations tend to hurt when they’re crushed.…

everybody wants a piece of the pie / pear crisp

everybody wants a piece of the pie / pear crisp

Everybody wants a piece of the pie, everybody wants a “How high you fly!” We’re all looking for something, something to say that we count. We meet and we’re asked, “What’s your something?” We meet and we’re asked, “Who are…

Pear Custard Pie

Once upon a time, a girl decided to surprise her boyfriend for the weekend. It’s a classic story: she booked a plane ticket, got his friends involved and, hardest of all, fought to keep from spilling the beans beforehand. There…