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Vanilla Pear Shrub recipe

Vanilla Pear Shrub

Shrubs are fermented drink concentrates traditionally made with berries, sugar and fruit vinegars. This version uses ginger and apple cider vinegar – two powerful digestive aids – along with fall flavors of pear, honey and vanilla. Serve it hot or cold, and it also makes an excellent cocktail.

Secret-Ingredient Lentil Soup recipe

Secret-Ingredient Lentil Soup

Pear is the surprising ingredient that adds a subtle sweetness without competing with the savory flavors in this soup. The addition of lime leaf is optional but adds a nice zing – strips of lime zest works just as well.