It feels so good to be back here in my comfort zone but I would admit that my magic wand still stays a bit rustic having been unused for a moment. As I was inspecting the beautiful wild thymes I gathered with my husband yesterday in the nearby forest during our short promenade I could'nt get out of my head what happened during the first day I arrived in Philippines for my dad's wake.
I know that my poached pear in wild thyme and raspberry recipe doesn't sound too spooky and could be unfit for my uncanny post. But I tell you it's worth trying.
Poached pears in wild thyme and raspberries
1 kg of pear (about six pieces)
220 g of sugar
500 ml of water
about a handful of fresh wild thymes
150 g of fresh raspberries
Wash and peel the pears leaving the stems intact. Mix the sugar and water in a casserole and cook slowly over medium fire. Stir the syrup non stop until the liquid boils. Let the thyme and half of the raspberries infused in the syrup for an hour out of fire. Using a fork crush the thyme and raspberries in the casserole and strain the liquid. Put back the liquid in the casserole and cook the pears at a medium heat for about twenty to thirty minutes. Remove the pears delicately and let them stand in a plate. Reduce the liquid to half until it thickens a bit. Dress the plate with a pear in the middle and fresh raspberries around. You may add up some fresh thymes on the pear. Pour over the sauce.
Pretty aren't they?