Domestic Goddess Tip #1

This may seem a stragne one to start with but I tried it last week and it seemed to work well on my kitchen counter, let alone if one was to store them properly in a root cellar for the winter. The tip then is this, dip the stems of your pears in wax to help preserve them. Nothing is worse than a rock hard pear one day and one that is soggy and covered in fruit flies the next.