Monday, October 10, 2011

The Pears Have Arrived

The DP Chutney Collective has our hands full. With the season's first Hudson Valley-harvested pears . . . Anjou, Bosc and Bartlett, all making their way into the definitive autumnal treat, Pear Cardamom Chutney! We slowly stew the fruits with sweet onions from Ulster County, NY, dried red chilies, shaved ginger root, brown sugar, cider vinegar and green and white cardamom pods before packing into DP Chutney jars headed to your home pantries.

Make Fall dinners memorable beyond the main course with a dessert of quality blue cheese, whole wheat crsipbreads and Pear Cardamom Chutney. Some of The Collective's favorite blue-veined fromage at the moment include Sprout Creek Farms' Camus, Point Reyes Original Blue and Berkshire Blue.

Carnivores will love a tablespoon with roasted pork, or stirred into a Catalan-style beef stew, along with chopped, roasted chestnuts, during the final 15 minutes of cooking. A dollop atop potato or cheese perogies is a real treat for non-meat eaters (with or without sour cream on the side).

Foodies should immediately head to Westchester's destination dining spot Local Organic Bites and Ice Cream, where Pear Cardamom Chutney can be found on the new Fall menu!