Tuesday, December 11, 2018


1/2-1 bottle of good red wine 
4 firm but ripe pears 
1/2 cup sugar
1vanilla bean
1 cinnamon stick 
1 whole star anise 

 Peel pears but leave the stem on. 

In a medium sauce pan, add pears, wine, sugar, vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and star anise. Make sure the pears are fully submerged in the wine.

Cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until the pears are tender.  Remove the pears and save the cooking liquid for other fun projects.

Serve with whipped cream, as is or use them in a cake! 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


One large slice of lemon
One kiwi, mashed
30ml elderflower cordial
30ml gin

In a cocktail shaker, combine mashed kiwi, lemon, elderflower cordial, gin and ice.
Shake, shake, shake and pour into a glass over a strainer.