“If you are careful,’ Garp wrote, ‘if you use good ingredients, and you don’t take any shortcuts, then you can usually cook something very good. Sometimes it is the only worthwhile product you can salvage from a day; what you make to eat. With writing, I find, you can have all the right ingredients, give plenty of time and care, and still get nothing. Also true of love. Cooking, therefore, can keep a person who tries hard sane.” Taken from The World According to Garp by John Irving.
I was laid low over the weekend with a bout of flu. I know I am way behind with catching up on all my friends’ blogs. I’ll do my best to catch up, but my brain still feels as though it’s shrouded in cotton wool. Please forgive my absence.
Tandy’s current seasonal challenge is to cook with pears; one of my favourite fruits. I used Gioconda Scott’s recipe from Paradise Kitchen and chose to serve the pears with a blue cheese on rockette, although it would have been equally delicious with ice cream or pouring cream.