It's a bit of a stretch to say this counts as a recipe, but I did look at a recipe before making them. I didn't follow the recipe, but I looked at it. Almost the same.
I recently discovered the joy that is grilled pineapple. I looked online to see what other fruit can be grilled and found this recipe for grilled stuffed pears. I don't have hazelnuts or pear nectar, and I decided they probably didn't need to be stuffed at all.
I quartered two pears, sliced out the core, brushed them with honey, and stuck them on the grill.
They're... pretty good. I felt that the honey flavor somewhat covered up the yumminess that is pear. I don't know what would happen if I just slapped some pears on the grill. Is there enough sugar in pears to do any sort of carmelization? If not, could I use Splenda brown sugar or something besides honey? They take about 10 minutes to grill, so I would want to make sure the "sugar" carmelized and didn't burn. I'm not sure how I would get Splenda brown sugar to stick, but pears and brown sugar sounds awfully good to me.
Cooking is tricky. It doesn't come naturally to me. I feel that there is a world of information that I need and don't have. In the spirit of that, today I purchased a voucher for a cooking class. They offer a vegetarian one occasionally, and I am going to try to sign up for one that's offered on the 25th. I've also been trying to find a nutrition class but haven't had much luck. (I think I don't know where to look.) I'm left with the feeling that I should have tried to retain the information I learned in health class.
In related news, I also ate grilled asparagus and a grilled portabella sandwich last night. (I mentioned I loved my grill, yes?) DELICIOUS. Andrew made hamburgers for himself and the friend that was over, and it's surprising to me how turned off I have become at the sight of meat. I never liked cooking meat, even when I ate it, but now just watching those red clumps on the grill kind of turns my stomach. I'm a delicate flower.
After dinner, there was an extensive planning session about my gardening plan. I'm very excited about it and will post more soon.
Onward and upward.