Pears in star anise and pepper.

From Evernote: Pears in star anise and pepper. I’ve been having a love affair with star anise of late. On a hot date gone wrong, I was treated to a meal at Vulcans, Blackheath and Philip had pickled some beetroot in star anise and malt vinegar, then I think, cooked it in an orange sauce….

Sugar and Spice Almonds Recipe

These worked pretty well. I made this recipe up after trying a commercial vanilla coated almond. Try varying the spices used to make other savoury and sweet versions. This would work well for Christmas, and the star anise makes the flavours more unexpected. Try serving the almonds with Black Sambucca/ Opal Nero, or even add…