I have written about this fabulous fruit topping recipe before! I love it. This was the first time I actually had the pears to put the recipe together the right way. The only problem was that I failed to tell my mom the cake needed to be large, not in the form of cupcakes. I think it still presented well. It was just a little harder to cut.
Last week I sent Paul to Publix specifically to buy strawberries because the ones I had purchased at Costco just the day before were totally unacceptable for serving fresh. And it got me to thinking. . .at what point is the strawberry season done in Florida? In Louisiana, where I grew up, we had strawberries until Memorial Day. They might have been small, but they were full-flavored. What is the general rule for when one fruit should jump into your cart by the pounds and when another fruit needs to stay on the shelf?