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Monday, September 28, 2015

Roasted Pear Salad With White Balsamic Vinaigrette: An Oldie But Goodie...and the Moon!

What do you like better -- apples or pears?

I love crisp apples, but when pears are at that perfect state of ripeness,
man, they are hard to beat.
The only thing better than a perfectly ripe pear is a perfectly ripe roasted pear. 
And the only thing better than that is a perfectly ripe roasted pear in a salad.

I'm bringing back an oldie but goodie fall recipe from my early days of blogging,
which was many moons ago, so chances are, you haven't seen it.
The pictures aren't great, but the recipe is. 
Click here to see how to make it. 
It takes a little time to prepare, because you have to roast the pears,
so I make it only once in a "blood" moon.

How's that for a segue?

Were you able to see the blood moon?
It was spectacular!
We got so lucky -- the sky was clear until the the moon was totally eclipsed,
and then, the clouds rolled in.

Not bad, eh?

Don't forget to check out the salad recipe
I promise you'll be over the moon in love with it! 



  1. It was a beautiful moon Amy. I am going to try this salad sounds delish.

  2. The moon was a great event - well done on your pictures.

    Just love the look of this recipe idea, thanks for sharing.

    All the best Jan

  3. Lovely shots of the moon! We had cloud cover here so I am happy to have seen yours and that salad looks delicious.

  4. I love pears, and like you said, roasted pears are even better. One of my favorites salads is roasted pears, cranberries, almonds and blue cheese.

    I took pics of the moon but they didn't come out good. The longest lens I have goes to 300, which doesn't quite cut it. What lens did you use.

    1. Hi Doreen, I shot it with a 200mm lens. I had my tripod out on the front lawn, and kept the camera setting on P, adjusting the light meter a little until I got it right. I actually couldn't believe how good they came out!

  5. This recipe sounds amazing Amy! You got some fabulous moon shots. We had a heavy cloud cover but saw the beginning and then the end of the eclipse - sigh! I think I'll have to add some pears to my grocery list!


  6. Your pear salad looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe to make it.
    Your moon photos look great and thanks for sharing them.

  7. Beautiful moon shots and I agree on your pear and pear salad: nothing better!

  8. Amy,
    Roasted pears? Yum! I make a Fall salad with pears, pumpkin seeds and crumbled cheddar cheese BUT I've never thought to roast the pears, going to try your recipe.
    Your photos of the "Blood Moon" are spectular. John and I were dissappointed because in the city it was not visuable because of cloud cover,

  9. I love a roasted pear salad with balsamic dressing. Yours sounds like the perfect one.

    Girl ... those moon photos are awesome. Sadly, we had cloud cover the whole evening, so we missed it, but it was another amazing moon last evening.

  10. Look at those moon pics!! Wow! And that salad looks divine - I love pears!! Pinned this for later.

  11. That salad looks delicious and healthy! I wish we could've seen the moon here but it was too cloudy. It's nice to get to see it through your lens!

  12. It was too cloudy here for the blood moon but I can make a roasted pear salad! I think the key is getting the pears at that perfect state of ripeness...something I fail to do a lot even though I love them!

  13. Love that salad and I loved the moon. We were so happy it was clear.

  14. The salad looks great!

    I had to laugh at Martha's comment, because it's true about more than just food LOL I had no idea that she'd said that.


  15. A perfect fall salad, Amy. I've used pears with mixed greens, gorgonzola, walnuts and pears. It's one of my favorites. May have to try roasted pears next time. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  16. That salad looks delicious. I can sure go for one right now. I love pears in my salad too. I usually cook them for a few minutes with a bit of honey and light brown sugar before I add them to my salad. I then use blue cheese, cranberries, and whatever else I have on hand to finish it off.

    It was very cloudy by us so we did not have a clear view of the blood moon. Your pictures are spectacular.

    Have a lovely week,


  17. That salad looks wonderful. Your moon shots are superb.

  18. Wonderful shots of the moon and that pear salad looks delicious.

  19. Very nice images of the moon. I am still trying to capture my first really good images of a full moon. Maybe next time. Have a blessed week-end.

  20. beautiful pictures.. each one showing a different level of light and eclipse...

  21. The salad looks great! So envious of your moon shots...our night was cloudy and we only got a few short glimpses of it.

  22. Your salad looks absolutely amazing, Amy! The picture caught my eye at #FoodieFriDIY and I had to stop by. I am pretty sure I can get local pears right now, so this is going on my list to make. And I love white balsamic as well...another bonus!

  23. Wow! Those photos are stunning. It definitely didn't look that great here in NYC! This is exactly the kind of salad I love ... can't wait to try the recipe!

  24. I love pears! And I am absolutely pissed that I missed the moon!

  25. I'm licking my lips right now! Looks so good! Pinned and tweeted. We truly appreciate you taking the time to be a part of our party. Please stop by and party with us again. The party starts Monday at 7 pm and ends on Friday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls


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