Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Some of my favorite things

Related Posts with ThumbnailsHere's some things on my "favorites" list.  Bartlett pears have always been a favorite of mine.  I think growing up and playing in a pear orchard must have something to do with it.
I'm also a big fan of chocolate covered apricots.  The best ones I ever had were made by a local candy store in Sunnyvale run by a cranky old fishing lady.  You never knew when the store would be open because she and her workers would closed up if the fish were biting.  She sold her business and the new company never could make the chocolate covered apricots like she did. The ones in the photo are a close second.  Something I just discovered this week was French Prunes.  Now don't be making faces about eating prunes until you've had these.  Hubby and I rarely agree on anything but we both thought these were great.  I really didn't think there would be a big difference between French and Italian (the most common type found in stores) but there is.  I liked them so much I went out today and bought a case of them to give as gifts.  It's a seasonal product so once it's gone, it's gone until next year.  I will be shipping them out all over the US to my foodie friends.

1 comment:

knag said...

I am familiar with Gonzales Orchards in Hollister, and Patti makes wonderful dried pears. If you want delicious chocolate covered apricots, you should also try B & R Farms in Hollister, as well!