As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

gather. {apple · grape · celery salad}

Today, let's gather the ingredients for an autumn salad.

We made this fruity salad for a couple of gatherings in September. It was the perfect September salad with its seasonal apples and grapes. But I think we'll bring it into least one more time. It is a pleasant blend of tart and sweet fruit with a savory twist.

original recipe from Everyday Food magazine, September 2007

1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 celery stalks, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
coarse salt and ground pepper

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Spread pecans on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until lightly browned (about 4 minutes).

In a large bowl, combine celery, apples, grapes, pecans, vinegar, and oil. 
Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with celery leaves, if desired. 

This is day 8 in the series gather.  Click ~here~ to see more.


  1. This sounds super simple and a great way to use the abundance of apples I have now

  2. It sounds delicious and I really like the absence of mayonnaise or a creamy dressing. These sounds light and fresh to make the most of the apples.

  3. Ah, that looks so good and refreshing! I don't like creamy dressings of any kind, so this is something I'd really like!

  4. That sounds really simple and tasty!


  5. Mmmm...looks and sounds wonderful...ALL year long!

  6. Now you make me hungry.. and I want to go gather my own ingredients for such a salad.

    I may have to go do that... a little supper treat.

    Enjoying your gathering posts, Cheryl!

  7. I know just from the ingredients this would be a salad I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing!


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