Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winter's best in show

“Ripe fruit is nature’s candy.” My friend, Caroline VanZandt, used to say that with such enthusiasm, like she really believed it. Now I believe it too. She would also eat just one hershey’s kiss when she wanted something sweet. One! This is the same girl who would take a 3-hour spin class before working an eight-hour shift at CNN. Today, she’s a fitness coach with Team Beach Body.
Somehow, I’m not one bit surprised .
Here’s to winter’s candy:

Satsuma Mandarins – sweet, free of seeds, and easy for kids to peel. My family goes through 3 pound bags of these gems SO quickly.

Pears, glorious pears. Here we have our favorite, the Comice Pears. They get their name from the French term Doyenne du Comice, meaning, “top of the show.” Fitting, right? They’re so juicy, so sweet, and winter is their peak season, so stock up now. Wait until they’re a little bit soft and eat them alone or put them on a salad.

Add pomegranate arils, toasted pecans, goat cheese, lemon vinaigrette,
and you’ve got one tasty winter salad.

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