I'm planning a dinner. What to serve for dessert?
Pondering my kitchen shelves, obscenely groaning with chocolate, I noticed the jar of Barlett pears in Triple Sec that I was given for Christmas... had fantasies of excellent vanilla ice-cream and Soma-based Mayan spicy chocolate drizzled on top... then I saw another gift I received which was home-made by a very clever woman: Belle Hélène, the ingredients of which are bartlett pears, sugar, orange and lemon juice, and bittersweet chocolate. I think I see a happy marriage. Tick off the list.