Poached Pears in Red Wine, Anise and Cinnamon

Maybe a little bit late to the party but why not extend the holiday memories with some holiday food? To me this is the ultimate Holiday dessert, the house smells like Christmas when you poach the pears with cinnamon, anise, orange and allspice. This is a super versatile dessert, you can slice the pears and…

Hot Weather, Friendships and Mini Apple Pies

The last 4 weeks were filled with lots of fun and sightseeing with our friends from out of town. Seattle becomes the “destination city” for our friends who live in hot places like Minneapolis or Denver. Around 85 degrees it gets way too hot for me but our friends loved the 20-degree difference and welcomed the cool…