Tag Archive: autumn


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Saffron Milk Cap Mushroom | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Feeling lucky today.
A friend gave me saffron milk cap mushrooms she picked just a day earlier…

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Autumn Ending

Autumn Foliage | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

We got our first morning frost this week and I realized we are just a day away from winter.
Yesterday I suddenly felt the urge to capture the remaining autumnal colours. On a brisk and gorgeous sun filled day…

Have a great week-end !

Autumn Foliage | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Autumn Foliage | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

© 2013 Viviane Perényi

Baked Nashi Pear

Nashi Pears | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Day after day, outside, the light gets subtler.
In the middle of the afternoon, the sunset light filters through the foliage, dapples the wall of the living room and creates like an old movie effect on a screen. I like watching the light dancing this way.
Small details that I keep on finding lovely.
Like the freckles on nashi pear skin…

Baked Nashi Pears | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi

Despite the mostly mild autumn days, I’m in the mood for simple and comforting dishes and desserts.

So here’s a twist to the traditional baked apple.
The sweet and juicy nashi pear is stuffed with pinenuts and sultanas. Vanilla syrup, sweet white wine and ginger add flavours to this easy dessert. The kind that brings not only a sweet touch at the end of a meal, but warms up on a cool evening.

Baked Nashi Pears | At Down Under | Viviane Perenyi
All images © 2013 Viviane Perenyi

Baked Nashi Pear

4 nashi pears
4 tbsp sultanas
4 tbsp pine nuts
1 tbsp vanilla syrup
4 thick ginger slices
125ml / 1/2 cup sweet white wine
125ml / 1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 180ºC. Slice the top of the fruit, remove the core and make a cavity. In a bowl mix together the pinenuts, sultanas and vanilla syrup. Scoop equal amount in each nashi pear. Place them in a baking dish and pour water and wine in the bottom. Add slices of ginger. Bake for one hour until the fruits are soft. Serve warm.

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