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Weekly Recipes and Meal Plan!

This Week’s Basket included Garlic, Ginger, Ruby Grapefruit, Satsuma Mandarins, D’Anjou Pears, Kiwis, Jonagold Apples, BioWay Turnips with Greens, Parisi Green or Red Cabbage, Hurricane Creek Cucumbers and Tomatoes, and Parisi Lettuce and Sweet Potatoes (the sweet potatoes were an extra in my basket because I blog for M&H, plus I got a few extra kiwi and pears that aren’t shown). Needless to say, this was a really excellent basket this week!

I used PepperPlate.com to create the meal plan, once again. I’m liking this site/app more and more every time I use it!

This Week’s Recipe Ideas:

Other recipes on the meal plan can be found in the Recipe Archives on the Milk and Honey Organics blog. Here’s the recipe for the Turkey Feta Meatballs and Tomato Caper Pasta (an original favorite of mine). Enjoy!

And here are some tips on Turnips and their Greens! (I recommend storing them separately in air tight containers or bags.) I hope you enjoy some delicious produce this weekend!
My weekend will be spent finishing up last touches on Bryan’s Christmas gift and hopefully getting Christmas cards in the mail (fingers crossed)! Oh, and I plan on posting a giveaway on the blog soon!!! So stay tuned! How do plan on spending your weekend?!

Caramelized Brandied Pear for Dessert

I had a pear from last week’s produce basket that was right at that almost over ripe stage. And you know I can’t bear to let organic produce go to waste. So, I sliced it in half, leaving the stem on for aesthetic value. Then I placed it cut-side up in a small sauté pan, sizzling with a teaspoon of butter, and lightly sprinkled it with ground nutmeg and ground cinnamon.

At this point, I took a deep, slow breathe and let the aroma linger. Then I evenly sprinkled it with a teaspoon of raw sugar and gently flipped the pear halves over onto their cut sides. After adding two small splashes of brandy to the pan, I swirled the pear halves in the brandy as the sugar caramelized against the warm fruit.

I served mine in a large tea cup and ate it with a small spoon, so I could savor each morsel. You could split the dessert onto two small plates and share with your date, if you’re feeling generous. Otherwise, you may want to find another pear.

Bon Appetit!