Savory Lentil Stew with Red Wine Anjou Pear

Well, I was planning to share the winners of our “Pear Cheeeeeese!!!” photo contest in Russia today, but unfortunately Russia is still on its extended holiday for the New Year, so I wasn’t able to get the final photos. So those will be something to look forward to for next time! Instead, here is a recipe from Germany for Savory Lentil Stew with Red Wine Anjou Pear.  As you can tell from the beautiful photo, it is a delicious meal that will warm you up in this winter weather! Savory Lentil Stew with Red Wine Anjou Pear Ingredients 1 onion 2 tablespoons oil 50 ml (about 1/4 cup) Noilly Prat (Vermouth) 400 g (14 oz) lentils 1 l (4 1/4 cups) vegetable stock (instant) 250 ml (1 cup) red wine 50 ml (1/4 cup) red wine vinegar 6 tablespoons maple syrup 4 Continue reading

Delicious Pear Nachtisch (Dessert!) from Germany

With fall in full swing, the crisp autumn air makes evenings the perfect time to cozy up next to the fire and enjoy a delectable dessert.  To add an international flavor, try one of these decadent recipes from Germany.  Use the German names of each dish to expand your vocabulary and impress friends and family! Steamed White Wine Amaretto Pear with Espresso Chocolate Sauce Amaretto Birnen Ingredients for 4 servings: 450 ml white wine (2 cups) 50 ml Amaretto (1/4 cup) 1 slice organic orange peel 4 USA Anjou pears 1 cinnamon stick 250 ml milk (1 cup) 1 small bag (2 g) espresso instant powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 pinch of salt 150 g dark chocolate Preparation: Boil up white wine with Amaretto and orange peel. Peal pears and remove stem. Use a kitchen knife to carefully cut out a small wedge-shaped Continue reading