October 24, 2012

Pear Salad

I've never been one to like pears and it's probably because I honestly don't think there was ever any in our house growing up. I tried one for the first time a summer or two ago while walking around Eastern Market in DC and liked it ok but had no real urge to buy any for myself. That all changed during girls night last week.

Nicole made a delicious pear salad and I was sad I had to share it with everyone. I wanted to stab the other girls with my fork so they wouldn't eat it. Don't worry, I didn't do that because my parents taught me table manners. Actually they made us pretend that we were eating dinner with The Queen (usually) so that we were on our best table manner behavior. {Like the Queen would ever come to dinner at our house, and if she did she would be so disgusted that I SOMETIMES like to rest my forearms on the table...pshaw} Anyhow, Nicole made this salad and I wanted to share since apparently pears are in season (who knew?!), a fact that I would know if I was privileged enough to grow up eating pears.

Pear Salad with Walnuts:

1 bag spring mix salad
2 pears,  thinly sliced
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil

These are just rough estimates for a full bag of salad, so feel free to play around with how much of everything you add if you're making an individual salad. Enjoy!


  1. What is our family's problem?! We never did have pears. I don't know if I like American pears but the Chinese ones are delicious and I had one today (okay part of one, but I also had a sweet potato-another thing we didn't generally eat growing up).

    PS You didn't specify- it was the Queen of England. Always.
    PPS At least mom and dad never threatened to send you away to charm school or to live in an African tribe to learn table manners...that was just me.

    1. Sometimes it was the President

  2. Oh...and I find it's hilarious you wrote about a "bag of salad." Because, you know, salads don't always have to come in bags...hahah.


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