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

  5. 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!

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


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