The curvaceous pear.
Like the apple, there are so many varieties of pears and selecting the right one for snacking, baking, poaching or cooking with is instrumental in the culinary experience you are creating. Besides their varying juicy and sweet flavors, I adore the shapes and variations of colors they come in. Their thick, woody stems are rustic and, to me, symbolize a strength in the fruit.
Why not serve something that’s both delicious and loaded with health benefits? Loaded sweet potatoes…high in fiber, high in antioxidants, low glycemic index and an excellent source of potassium.
Call this a loaded focaccia!
A thinner crusted focaccia with cornmeal and fragrant rosemary, I’ve bejeweled this rustic bread with both red and black California grapes. The sweetness of the grapes paired with salty prosciutto and tangy goat cheese makes this more than just a small plate or mere appetizer. Your palate is going to be wowed by complimentary ingredients like red onions and buttery pine nuts sprinkled throughout this sweet-and-savory dish!