TIP OF THE DAY: How To Tell If A Pear Is Ripe…& Ways To Serve Pears

World Pear Day is December 8th. Pears are one of the few fruits that don’t ripen successfully on the tree. They’re picked when they have reached full size, but before the onset of ripening. It sounds simple: To test if a pear is ripe, apply gentle pressure to the neck area (photo #1). If it…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Stop Apples, Bananas & Pears From Browning

What do these fruits have in common? Once sliced, they begin to discolor quickly. [1] Sliced apples (photo courtesy US Apple Association). [2] Sliced banana (photo courtesy Baby-Recipes.com). [3] Sliced pears (photo courtesy USA Pears). [4] Squeezing citrus juice on cut fruit is just one of 6 techniques (photo courtesy Texasweet).   Now that we’re…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Keep Fruit From Browning

Even though our pears ended up baked toa brown color, we didn’t want them tooxidize before baking. Photo by LouisHiemstra | IST.   When we received a generous gift of juicy Royal Riviera Pears from Harry & David, we were excited to explore all kinds of pear recipes: pear tarts, pickled pears, pear sorbet, and…
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PRODUCT: Harry And David Pear Gift

We love Harry And David’s luscious, juicy Royal Riviera Pears. Throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you can send specially packaged “Pink Pears” as a gift. Nine large pears, some wrapped in pink foil, plus a limited-edition pink tote bag, are $36.95. Your purchase helps fight cancer: 25% of proceeds will be donated to breast…
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