Despite our early spring fears about our tree fruit the Bramleys and pears have produced some fruit. We were unsure how to tell when pears were ripened. Apparently you pick them when a gentle pull detaches them from the tree and put them in with bananas - this worked well for the comice pears. But these conference pears have been in the bowl for a good week.
Fresher bananas on today's shopping list.
Any ideas? Or just cook with them to soften?