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SWEET EVIL Read Along Week Two: The Pear Recipe

It’s that time again. We’re just about to begin week two of the SWEET EVIL Read Along hosted by Mindy of Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. And I’m so totally stoked to be a co-host of this awesome event along with Jaime of Two Chicks On Books, Tara of Tater’s Tall Tails and Nancy of Ravenous Reader.

This week’s read is of Chapters Ten through Sixteen (pages 122-231) and the theme of this week’s post is:

Citrus or Pear recipe. Share a citrus or pear food/drink recipe.

For those of you who’ve read ahead, or who may have heard on Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr just what the significance of certain fruits are to this story, then you know exactly how awesome this week’s topic is.

For those of you who haven’t become acquainted, here’s just a taste…

I gave him a small smile and took a sip of my juice. He leaned back in his chair and observed me.

“How’s your orange juice, Ann? Does it have a touch of lime?

The glass paused at my lips as I processed his innuendo, and I took a second to make sure my embarrassment stayed hidden inside. I let the drink swish over my tongue a moment before swallowing and answering.

“Actually, it’s a little sour,” I said, and he laughed.

“That’s a shame.” He picked up a green pear from his plate and bit into it, licking juice that dripped down his thumb….

It’s awesome even without knowing just what the innuendo is exactly, though I’m sure you could guess.

Anyway….

I’m supposed to be sharing a recipe. As I don’t do too much cooking, and anything I’ve ever cooked has come from a recipe book, back when I used to collect them, I thought I’d share a slightly lame, but super simple recipe for pears that I love.

I’d wanted to share this awesome drink recipe, but as it does contain alcohol and this is my YA blog, I thought it best that I refrain.

So, the recipe I’m sharing is for Carmelized Pears. It’s a Martha Stewart recipe, so I don’t want to copy it word for word. But it is available online, HERE.

I’ve only made them once or twice but boy are they yummy. Especially when you modify the recipe just a bit by adding them to a side of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yeah. Yum.

Basically the recipe calls for pears and sugar. Yup. It’s as easy peasy as all that.

You cut the pears in half. Dump some sugar on a plate. Dip the pear halves in the sugar. Then place them, sugar-side down, in a heated pan. Let them cook for around seven minutes and add water. Cover them, let them simmer until they’re soft. Add water as needed.

That’s about it. The water becomes this yummy carmelized sauce to pour over the pears and that scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream.

Though I’m sure everyone’s made carmelized pears before. Because it doesn’t get much easier than that.

And while they may not be quite as yummy as the thought of Kaidan biting into his juicy pear, they’re still pretty delicious.

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This week’s chapters are seriously, seriously awesome. So if you’d like to join the Read Along, just visit the page HERE and sign up. Plus, there are some pretty amazing books for giveaway, so be sure to check them out. And if you’d like to see what I thought about SWEET EVIL you can check out my review.

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