Why Pineapple Hill?

The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

Likewise, we hope Pineapple Hill Designs boutique will make you feel “Welcome”! We know how important it is to find something special for that certain someone or just the right accessory to complete a room. We believe everyday is a day to celebrate, and we have just the thing to help you create something special out of the ordinary.

Monday, June 23, 2008

What a Cute Pear

My maiden name is Partridge so I always got to sing the infamous last line to the "12 Days of Christmas" at gatherings with friends ... "And a Partridge in a Pear Tree". Maybe that's why.... but, I just love pears, hence our Pears and Pineapples category. They're one of my favorite fruits to eat but I love to accessorize with them as well. Over the years I've acquired glass pears, wooden pears, signs with pears, you name it. I found this recipe for Poached Pears in Wedding Style magazine and thought it sounded interesting:

Poached Pears
500G caster sugar
1 litre of water
1 vanilla bean
1 cinnamon stick
6 Buerre Bosc pears
In a stainless steel pot bring the water, sugar, vanilla bean and cinnamon stick to the boil and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Peel the pears and poach in the sugar syrup until tender - approximately 15 minutes. Chill and serve sliced in a pastry shell, topped with whipped cream and drizzled with hot chocolate sauce.
There's even a template from that issue. (Wedding Style Guide/styleguide.com.au) I've ordered the most recent issue and can't wait to get it! Speaking of Pears, our cute Pair's wedding plans are moving right along. It's a pink and green wedding..........

She just ordered the favor tins with the pink and green "watermelon" labels.

1 comment:

Hope said...

I love the pears and we still have the glass one downstairs!