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Thursday, July 19, 2007
Pears poached in red wine
Truth be told, i don't quite like styling food and taking pictures of them..i much prefer cooking (and eating!) but it's hard to have a convincing food blog when there are no enticing images...(i don't think the above image is very attractive..but give me some credit for trying, ok? :))
When Louisa and i were in Port Pirie...we bought a bottle of red wine on the first night... and had beef with red wine, lamb with red wine, coq au vin and poached pears in wine...and I must say that the pears turned out the best...cos red wine, as you know, is red..and tends to impart a purplish tint to meats...and personally, i find purple food very off-putting!!
Pears, on the other hand, become a deep rich burgundy and are quite pretty to look at.....and the best thing about this recipe is that it only needs 3 ingredients: Pears, red wine and sugar! How simple is that?!
And we learnt it through watching a video online!! Love the internet...not only can you find recipes and pictures, now you can watch step-by-step videos too!! Fantastic!!! :D
If you don't wanna sit through the video, the transcript is available further down the page. Instead of a cookie, we topped the pears with freshly toasted walnuts and vanilla yoghurt. We both loved it! It's such a simple and elegant dessert! And for the record, alcohol, along with its notorious calories, burns off during cooking... :)
The four of us started this blog together as a way to share our experiences and lessons in the kitchen. Now the blog has evolved into an random mix of recipes which we have tried and liked enough to want to share...some are dishes that remind us of home, some are things that we wouldn't usually have made in Singapore (muffins, cakes and most dishes requiring the oven) and others were just borne out of a need to use a certain ingredient!
Have a browse and have fun trying out the recipes!