and a bowl full of these... (from the ex-husband's garden no less!)
It would have been silly not to use them. And so I consulted my book of preserves and found the perfect recipe that used both pears and walnuts.
A pear and ginger mincemeat, which I have to say is a wonderful concoction with no fat but full of fabulous fruit and fragrant spices... so good I could eat it by the spoonful from the jar.
And although I'm trying hard to ignore the fact that December isn't really that far away, I really couldn't help myself... I had to try it out!
But there were still lots of pears left so I also made a pear and cardamon tart tartin (last week's Sunday Times Style Magazine). I confess it took a couple of attempts as I burnt the caramel first time round but it was worth the effort.
Very good with ice cream for pudding tonight.
Lest you think I've been neglecting my homework... just more of the same but with hopefully more movement.
But not tonight. I'm going to crash out on the sofa with a glass of wine and my knitting! Have a good weekend!