Can you solve this amusing pear-adox?
Three monks were passing,
Three pears were hanging,
Each took one,
And two remained.
Red, yellow, green or golden brown...pears are one of my favorite fruits and I've always got a heaping binful in my fridge.
Little did I know they have such a noble heritage!
Early Christians wrote of pears in connection with Jesus' love for mankind
The pear in China has long represented the ideals of grace, nobility and comfort
Korean legends endow the pear with the powers of fertility and good fortune
Western civilizations associate the pear with affection and the human heart
And let's not forget that playful partridge in the pear tree. :)
Low cal, high fiber, sweet crunchy pears are a deliciously elegant way to energy-boost your brunch...
from Julie at The Simple Veganista
from Annie at Meet The Shannons
from Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point
from Lauren at The Oatmeal Artist
from Janet at the taste space
from Jodi at happy hearted kitchen
from Alanna at The Model House Wife
from Emily at Muffin Topped
What's your favorite kind of pear? Do you buy organic? How do you boost your energy in the morning?
Riddle and history source (pdf):
The Pear in History, Literature, Popular Culture, and Art by Jules Janick
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Pear-adox explanation: One of the monks was named Each. ;)