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Saturday Sweet Tooth

It’s a cold, dull, rainy afternoon here on the hill. The last few days it feels like we’ve had a promise of spring, but the knowledge that there’s probably a long cold winter ahead. The fire's lit, the cats are sleeping, and Lu & Wolfie are chewing on their huge store of bones!



I’ve got an endless list of jobs to do in the house, work to finish, and there’s always cleaning! Dipping into the news and social media isn’t really an option as I usually come out of it thoroughly depressed or crying. But I have a Saturday afternoon desire for something… something sweet!



This is problematic as I’m basically on a sugar free diet: low carbs, whole foods, zero ultra processed! I clearly sometimes stray from this but when I do it has to be worth it... like the cakes at Café Elefant in Karlovy Vary the last time we were there... you can't beat those cakes... but I digress.



This was all a long-winded way of saying I have nothing sweet in the house. If it’s not there, you won’t eat it, right? Even I’m not prepared to walk three miles there and back in the rain just for a chocolate bar from the next town!


So I had a look around the kitchen and came up with something spectacular!! Well, it took no time to make, it managed to hit the spot, it wasn’t too unhealthy, and it was really tasty... Fried Pears!



I’d bought some not so attractive pears from the farm shop last week, I always have walnuts in, I have a jar of honey for emergencies, and I’ve never got out of the habit of buying a pot of mascarpone when I go shopping. So here’s what I did:


Ingredients


2 large pears peeled and cored

3 pieces of butter for frying

10 walnuts or any nuts you prefer or have

A tablespoon of mascarpone, yogurt, or sour cream

A teaspoon full of honey


Method



Slice up the pears and put them into a frying pan with the butter and cook on a medium heat, occasionally moving them around, until they go golden brown.


This takes about 5 to 10 minutes. Then turn off the heat and add the spoon of honey mixing it in but being careful not to break up the pear slices.



Serve in a bowl, sprinkle with chopped walnuts (or any other nuts of your choice) and add a large spoon of mascarpone, white yogurt, sour cream, or even ice cream. Then you're ready to go!!!!



I would say that this serves two people, but as I eat a lot I managed it all myself.


It was a pleasant surprise especially as I managed to throw it together with things I had in the house (and I really don’t have that much) plus I guess it was kind of healthy! 😋


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