golden pears

So, late late the other night I gilded some pears --  ya know, just 'cause I happened to have pears and some gold leaf.  I'm quite chuffed with myself over these little beauties. They are quite ravishing. I started with the most darling little Forelle pears -- tiny and perfect. In theory you could gild fruit with edible gold leaf -- the kind they sprinkle on pastries. But Lord knows where you find that stuff. Instead, I went with what I had on hand. I held the stem of each pear, gave it a quick spray with Easy Tack spray adhesive and then used my fingertip to pick up cut up sections of gold leaf that've been sitting around our house for ages. I know it's quite wasteful of me to treat food in this manner but I did it on a whim and now I'm imagining a whole tiered arrangement of gilded fruits -- Lady apples, apricots, kumquats. Can't help myself. I find leafing -- gold or silver -- to be so much more satisfying than painting -- it really seems like magic. Makes we want to run around the house and gold leaf everything...