Strong and Sweet: Poached Pears

The first two days pf Sukkot are over. We got rained on in the Sukkah, but rain is a blessing, so it has not in the least dampen our enjoyment of this holiday, called also The Time of Rejoicing.

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“For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

Do I really have to cite a source for this one? I’d rather have you enjoy the beginning of “star-cross’d lovers” tragic story, as brilliantly expressed in music by Prokofiev.

Although it has nothing to do with pears, Shakespear’s play does have a nightingale that “sings on yon pomegranate tree,” which brings us somewhat closer to my whimsical holiday dessert.

Chagall Song of Songs

A  famous, albeit methaphorical, story of a much earlier pair of lovers, King Solomon and his beloved Sulamith, is immortalized in the Torah (Kesuvim) as the Song of Songs, authored by Shlomo haMelech (King Solomon) himself: “… if the pomegranates are in bloom…there I will give you my love.” Among the images conceived by the genius of Marc Chagall in his illustrations to Song of Songs, we can clearly discern pomegranate seeds, symbolizing…

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Gail! 😻

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  1. Doug Thomas says:

    One of my favorite Prokofiev “tunes”! And…poached pears! What a treat they are!

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    1. Mine too! I sometimes find myself running it through my head when I walking. Thank you, Doug!

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      1. Doug Thomas says:

        LOL! Now I have the music AND an image of you strutting down the walk like the knights in the video! People better step aside when you come toward them, Dolly!

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      2. You are very perceptive, my friend. This is truly so, I’ve been told.

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  2. Thank you for a piece of Prokofiev. The pears recipe i have to test out. I am sure its very yummy too, but honestly this will be my first dish with pears since 20 years. Lol Michael

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    1. I am glad I am not the only one who loves Prokofiev!
      Is there a reason you haven’t had pears for such a long time, Michael?

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      1. Oh yes, i had problems with a Heliobacter pilori, and there was no way eating anything acidous. But since some times the hp is erased, and i am feeling like new born.

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      2. I am glad to heart that, Michael. I have found that both pears and apples, when cooked, lose their acidity. Also, when cooked in alcohol, it neutralized acidity and enhances taste.

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  3. Every time i read your blog i am enchanted by something i find here.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Mimi; you are so sweet!

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  4. Looks absolutely delicious. I love your new blog layout!

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    1. Thank you, darling, but what new blog layout? I haven’t changed anything since day one! It might be WP gremlins playing around.

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      1. You are right. That is so amazing. Went back and navigation did not flow. WP gremlins are tricky!🤔

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