Summertime and pears go hand-in-hand. If you want an incredibly simple, yet elegant dessert, this one does the trick. Has been a favorite with our friends and family forever.
4 Pears—almost any kind will do, favorites are Bosc-split in half and seeded
4 T butter (stick)
4 T sugar
1 C heavy cream
With preheated over at 400 degrees. In a shallow baking dish, sprinkle half of the sugar and use half of the butter to “butter” the dish. Place …
½ C olive oil
½ – 1 flat can of anchovies with capers—smash up with fork
1 heaping tsp Grey Poupon mustard
2 – 3 T of lemon juice1 heaping tsp minced garlic (use real, no drops)
1 tsp Worchestershire sauce
¼ C red wine vinegar (you can use a little less here if you want)
1 coddled egg (use 2 of you are using 2 heads of lettuce or the single head is huge)
pepper to taste
Let anchovies sit in olive oil …
I like sourdough best—cut in cubes, roll in a bit of olive oil and a sprinkling of garlic salt. Toast in oven until a nice golden brown.
Warning: these become nibbles, so don’t eat them all! Can be made ahead of time. Don’t use store bought.
I love, love a great Caesar—and by they way, Caesars do not have tomatoes added on top—they are about olive oil, eggs, anchovies, home-made croutons, Parmesan cheese and garlic—lots of it! Can be a full meal with a fabulous loaf of rustic or sourdough and a little vino!
1 to 2 heads of romaine lettuce – washed, dried, torn into pieces
1 can of anchovies with capers
½ to 1 C Parmesan cheese – freshing grated
3/8 C of olive oil
½ C of vegetable oil
3 T champage or white vinegar
1 T Grey Poupon mustard
1 ½ T honey
salt and pepper to taste
This salad has evolved over the years. It can be a main dish for lunch or dinner or as a side.
1 head each of leafy red and green lettuce – torn in pieces
1 C gorgonzola cheese – chunks
2 apples – bite size chunks (use your favorite kind)
1 C pecans or almonds – toasted
½ to 1 C raisons
2 green onions – cut up
Mix all together with Honey Mustard Dressing
This is one of those that I never measure anything—just lots of what you like—zuchinni and tomatoes are the primary ingredients. Perfect for any summer dinne side dish—always gets raves.
Zuchinni or Summer Squash – sliced ( you can mix them as well)
Cheddar cheese – shredded
Onion – yellow or white, diced
Tomato – diced
Bake at 350 until done—Great reheated
Salmon or Sea Bass filets (or a full filet side of salmon)
Couscous or Balsamic rice (or skip rice and add a favorite side salad)
Asparagus, Peppers, Squash
Berries with ice cream or Amaretto
Salmon – slather a little olive oil, garlic, lemon-pepper (fresh lemon slices on top), some dill for grilling
Coucous or Rice – prepare, add spices of choice
Veggies – grille until done … your choice to marinate (sometimes I use an Italian salad dressing)
Berries of choice – …