Pears in Spiced Red Wine

I tried peeling my pears “decoratively”, but I’m not that impressed with the way they turned out and wish I had just peeled them all the way. Won’t be doing that again 🙂 5 Bartlett pears (Bartletts hold their shape nicely), peeled, and cored...

Basque-Style Green Beans for the Feast of St. Bernadette

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped red peppers 1 1/2 lbs. green beans, trimmed sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/2 cup chopped Basque/Bayonne Ham, or Jamon Iberico or Serrano, or...