My favorite pear recipe comes…

…from 10/7/97 issue of Family Circle magazine –Turns out Keiffer pears are "pearfect" for this cake! Pear Cake by Peggy Katalinich Preheat oven 350 degrees Batter: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar 2 eggs 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon finely […]

Sweet Bay – the 2009 Herb of the Year

Part I By Karen England “A large bay is almost beyond price.” -Adelma Grenier Simmons …from Issue no 50, December 1999 British Archeology – Christopher Thomas “Few recent archaeological finds have generated such intense excitement as the Roman sarcophagus discovered in London… The sarcophagus contained a complete lead coffin, in which lay the […]