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    • tworedbowls says:

      October 7, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      It’s so true!! Especially catching glimpses into their fascinating lives and travels… Sign me up to be a food critic any day 😉 Thanks for your kind words, Belinda!

  1. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 8:29 am

    This is a great autumn salad. The addition of cinnamon is a great idea.
    I just finished Ruth Reichl’s “Delicious” and though that it was well-written. “One Souffle at a Time” looks pretty cool. I may read that next.
    Thanks for the suggestion. 🙂

  2. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I absolutely adore the moody atmosphere in these images. It pairs so beautifully with the haunted look of the scraggly walnuts! Also, I think the kind of evenings you describe should be savoured and appreciated. It is wonderful to be able to have those late-night talks and imaginative flights of fancy, as they are what gives colour to the rest of the day (no matter how caffeine-addled it ends up being!)

    • tworedbowls says:

      October 7, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      So beautifully put, Ksenia! I wholeheartedly agree 🙂 Thank you for such a lovely, thoughtful comment.

  3. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 8:48 am

    The snooze button…oh man I have been hitting that way too much lately. These cold morning have me wanting to stay in bed…like all morning! Ha!

    Love this pretty salad and those walnuts? Yes!

    • tworedbowls says:

      October 7, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Yes!!! It’s so hard to get out of bed! At least it happens eventually… ha! Thanks so much, Tieghan!

  4. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 9:55 am

    pear, gorgonzola and arugula pizza is one of my favourite flavours ever, so naturally it would be lovely in salad form.

    I love reading this portrait of your days; and finding out from all the food blogs who’s a fall person and who’s not. (for the record, I’m not either.)

    • tworedbowls says:

      October 7, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      Ooh, I’ve never had a pizza like that!! It sounds heavenly. And thank you for such a sweet comment 🙂 it’s so nice to know that it’s not totally boring to write about our humdrum days. But most importantly — high five for not being fall people!! Haha! Counting down til spring 😉

  5. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 10:39 am

    This looks so so good! Those walnuts look like ones I would try to steal from my table neighbors plate. I might, however, substitute the gorgonzola with another cheese though, as I suffer from some sort of blue cheese fobia (I have a story about its origin that you definitely don’t want to hear). And hey, I’m reading Fault in Our Stars right now (about time!). Why has it to be so damn sad, eh? Tears all over the place.

    • tworedbowls says:

      October 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      Bahaha I totally feel you on allll the above! (Secret: I definitely made like three times the amount of walnuts above … and just ate the extra like candy.) I’m actually a much bigger fan of goat cheese than bleu cheese normally, too, and was so close to just using it like I usually do … but I thought I’d switch it up for once 🙂 Thanks for the kind words as ever, Sini! You’re the sweetest.

  6. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Hello, Cynthia! Why do I always smile when reading your posts? It feels like we have been friends for ages! So cozy…)

    I have been crazy about this combination of pears, cheese ans walnuts for a month so far! I can not stop eating such a salad)). It is the most ‘autumnal’ salad, true))

  7. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    You’re doing such crazy beautiful things with light here–I’m dying. Swooning over that swirl of dressing over the pears!!! I’m totally with you on those salads that are dessert dressed in a few greens–those nuggets of candied nuts are ALWAYS the best part. I’m a spring/summer person as well, but lately, I’ve also been feeling the call of a cozy cup of tea and bowl of soup…love love love this as always lady!!

  8. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    omgosh, i totally feel you on the sloooow autumn morning routine! and your evenings sound just as cozy as you describe them – especially with the nubbly throw! loving the warm autumnal spices in this salad, and those walnuts look totally delightful (i’m sure they would even make an awesome little snack!). thank you for this one, cynthia! xoxo

  9. vikalinkafood says:

    October 7, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Looks delicious, Cynthia. I had great intentions of making a pear and gorgonzola tart and purchased the ingredients but work’s been so busy I never got around to it. We just ended up eating pears and cheese. 🙂

  10. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    i have been to BAR! i was super drunk, but i think i got pizza? it was also a long time ago. praise fall, this post is perrrrrfect. i’m sorry that i’ll be stealing you away from how i met your mother when i come to visit. but OH speaking of food writing, you MUST read all of ruth reichl’s books, they are the best.

  11. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I’m sold on this vinaigrette. And the salad, well you don’t need to sell me on dessert disguised with a bunch of greens. As for food writing, I’ve never read any non-blog versions other than cookbooks (those count right) but I’m super intrigued now and will have to Willan’s One Souffle at a Time. P.s. Your photos keep getting better and better and I really didn’t think that was possible because they were already perfect. xx

  12. whiskandshout says:

    October 7, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I love your photography here! I’ve never had pear and gorgonzola but it sounds like a winning combination, especially with those yummy nuts 🙂

  13. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    This looks so delicious! I love any combination of fruit and salty cheese. Salad is perfect because it lightened the whole thing perfectly. This definitely looks like one to try

  14. says:

    October 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    This is exactly the type of salad I like. and I’m sooo with you on the whole “being good” thing.
    the glazed nuts and fruit are always for the perfect balance of sweetness… or maybe just my sweet tooth getting to me.

    brava!

  15. says:

    October 8, 2014 at 5:11 am

    I am super extremely jealous of your already-sweeping-in fall weather that allows you to snuggle up with a blanket! Also – I’m dying to try the cinnamon-glazed walnuts on this salad – that sounds like just the perfect touch to top a fall salad.

  16. says:

    October 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    i’ve been reading consider the lobster – david foster wallace’s collection of essays, it is hee-larious. his essay on john mccain was so bizarrely entertaining and sad/funny. and of course the title piece makes me laugh-cry while both simultaneously craving and deploring lobster … i love food writing – i’ve been meaning to check out jeffrey steingarten’s book(s?) i’ve always enjoyed his column in Vogue. which one are you reading?

    this salad looks/sounds perfectly textural… and those photographs, the dark hunkering-down beauty of it all, very fall morning. xo

  17. says:

    October 8, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    I love how your dishes have the best combinations. They’re never over the top complicated and they taste good. How do I know? I’ve tried salads similar to this in fancy restaurants and to this day I dream about them–the flavors just stay with you, you know? 😀

  18. says:

    October 9, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I totally agree! It is the worst to get up in the morning when it is cold out! I’ve had the hardest time in general waking up lately, haha.

    Love this salad, and those cinnamon glazed walnuts! I just bought some walnuts at the store the other day, so I will have to make this immediately.

  19. says:

    October 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    This salad is downright gorgeous!! Of course, by default, I’m keen on anything that involves Gorgonzola cheese…*hmmmm*

    I have a beloved electric blanket; when preheated, it’s like slipping into a hot bubble bath! Yes, getting out of that cocoon is beyond arduous and I often hit the snooze button up until the 4th hour of the Today show. 😀

  20. thefoodieteen says:

    October 14, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous photos, Cynthia! Love the styling too, and that flavour combination is seriously amazing!

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