Thank you Portugal for these small and perfect pears to brighten an early December day. And also, thanks for the memories!

“I enjoy browsing grocery stores while travelling the way some feel compelled to purchase local newspapers. I remember spending several long minutes staring at adorable little jars of carrot jam and tomato jam in a grocery store in small-town Portugal, knowing I wouldn’t find these at home, wondering if I should risk breakage by packing them in my suitcase.” – Living Slim: A Canadian Woman’s Way.