Olive Oil Cake with Sautéed Apples & Pears

  My bedroom in my childhood San Francisco home was situated in front of the house.  My middle sister and I shared an adjoining bathroom while my youngest sister’s bedroom was on the opposite end, next to my parents’ bedroom.  It was not uncommon when I was in junior high school to see kids sitting […]

Pear, Prosciutto and Truffled Brie Tart

  I bought a few Anjou pears with the intention of recreating a tart I enjoyed (a little too much) in France this past September.  That tart didn’t happen this weekend–I decided to make it my feature recipe for when I finally share the highlights of my Europe trip.  Several weeks have passed since our […]

Bosc Pears with Rum, Mascarpone and Ginger Syrup

  It’s almost time to bid adieu to pear season.  It’s a shame because they are one my favorite fruits.  When I was a child, my favorite was the crisp and extremely juicy apple pear, An Asian variety.  These days I tend to pick up the Bartlett or Bosc varieties but really, I love them […]