PEARS BAKED IN CIDER

I really like the sound of this baked pear dessert.  The combination of pears, fruit and nuts, cream and creme fraiche – not forgetting the cider – is quite appealing.  It’s probably more a cool weather dessert, although maybe it would work served chilled on a warm night.

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CREAMY BAKED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Are you looking for a more interesting way to serve brussels sprouts?  My childhood memory of this poor vegetable was a greenish/yellowish soggy mess on the plate – my husband still won’t eat them because his lovely Mum cooked them in the pressure cooker!!!!  Of course, there’s no need to boil the life out of them, you can steam them, fry them, bbq them and even bake them in cream with parmesan cheese and walnuts as this recipe suggests.