As they simmer, the pears send enticing wafts of fruit and vanilla through the air, a fitting invitation to a supremely elegant dessert. I’ve also served these at Thanksgiving with the main course in place of traditional cranberry sauce. The tea bag adds undertones that complement or highlight the fruit in the simmering liquid-fruity or floral, depending on what you use. Choose a fruit tea that you like-I use tropical green tea or passion fruit.
For most of us, wine is an essential part of family or friendly gatherings. We often find ourselves sitting at a table around delicious food and a nice bottle of vino to accompany it. But how to pick a good one? You have to admit: it’s not an easy feat if you’re completely clueless when it comes to wine. Here are a few tips to help you out next time you’re trying to choose a bottle: