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Pears of Autumn

Pears - Yellow, Green and Red

Pears of different kinds, each variety 99 cents a pound.

At Uwajimaya, a local family run Asian grocery shop, pears of all kinds are in. Green, red and yellow, like the breathtaking autumn colors, crisply fresh and tempting, I had to pick a pound of each variety.

That’s lot of fruits so I have prepared a fruit salad this afternoon. Peeled the fruits and cut them to cubes, that’s it. No dressing and nothing. Unambitious I was in my preparation. Even without the extras, the fruits with their aromatic sweetness filled us to satisfaction. Simple fruit salad and a big bowl of tomato chaaru with some leftover rice mixed in - misty steamy rasam and mellow fruitfulness to celebrate the autumn season.

Tomato Rasam with Rice and Pears Fruit Bowl ~ Celebrating the Autumn Colors

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Fruits (Thursday October 26, 2006 at 1:38 pm- permalink)

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21 comments for Pears of Autumn »

  1. Your pictures are are the recipes..

    Comment by Anonymous — October 26, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

  2. Oh thats my favourite…love to have rice and rasam or rather rasam and rice :-) I do have more of rasam in a bowl and some rice….thats heavenly….not much of a fruits person but ur pics make me wanna take those pears right away….looks like u have good fall colours there….u know what in Ohio like last year the rain is pouring and hence not much of good colors…

    Comment by Keralagirl — October 26, 2006 @ 2:10 pm

  3. Yum Indira.. That is a simple, healthy and delicious lunch you have there.

    Comment by Pavani — October 26, 2006 @ 2:54 pm

  4. The pictures look wonderful. Btw are you inviting me to your home anytime soon ???

    Comment by Revathi — October 26, 2006 @ 3:01 pm

  5. Hi anon: Thanks.

    Hi KG: I am also a big fan of rasam and rice, can’t resist the ‘mcsteamy’ combination. :)

    Surprisingly Seattle weather was hot (no rains, nothing) until two weeks ago. Since last week, it’s getting cold here, (but it’s nothing like in Ohio), with little bit of rain mixed in. Fall colors are spectacular just like what we would see in Ohio and PA. Beautiful.
    I heard winter is going to be brutal there in northeast this year, it’s already snowing there in some parts of Ohio, isn’t it? Bundle up, my dear girl. :) Here I’m exchanging bulky coats for an umbrella and a rain jacket.:)

    Hi Pavani: Thanks.
    Even that rasam, I made it with so much difficulty. Weather is so gloomy here today, sucking all the energy. I am wishing for spring already.:)

    Revathi: Drop by anytime my friend.:)

    Comment by Indira — October 26, 2006 @ 3:07 pm

  6. My kids love these pears. I dont usually peel the fruits. Lovely pictures.

    Comment by krithika — October 26, 2006 @ 3:07 pm

  7. looks yum Indira!just checked out ur rasam recipe now and it looks so easy compared to the elaborate one with dal that we make!will give it a shot surely sometime!

    btw belated happy diwali!hope u had a nice time!

    c ya

    Comment by anjali — October 26, 2006 @ 3:08 pm

  8. The pics are really beautiful…very colorful indeed

    Comment by sandeepa — October 26, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

  9. ahh lovely pictures indeed for a lovely fall..btw the word “mellow fruitfulness ” remind of some poem which is clean gone from my head, but if you know which one please enlighten me :D

    Comment by disha — October 26, 2006 @ 7:31 pm

  10. uh gotcha: keats: ode to autmn..sorry for bieng such a geek :P

    Comment by disha — October 26, 2006 @ 7:32 pm

  11. Breathtaking fall colours outside and mouthwatering - colorful combination of food & fruit inside….. What more can a person ask for! Lovely pics.

    Comment by Bharghavi — October 26, 2006 @ 8:56 pm

  12. I never had yellow pears before but you are right they are like fall colors and your pictures are beautiful.

    Comment by krista — October 26, 2006 @ 9:09 pm

  13. Hi Indira -

    I will be joining Seattle University as a staff. I would like to meet you. Can you send me an email?


    Indira replies:
    Hi Padmaja, congratulations!
    My email id is:

    Comment by Padma — October 26, 2006 @ 9:19 pm

  14. hi indira

    I am searching for words, to express.
    All the things done by u r simply superb. Right from photography, recipies and the combinations.
    Rasam is the most fav food of mine.I aslo add garlic in rasam.
    Nowadays my kitchen is enjoying with ur recipies. I always had a confusion what to cook for lunch and dinner. U made that simple.Thankz a lot.
    I have a request plz tell me the recipe of brocolli, i do brocolli manchurien. If u know how to prepare in our style, let us know. Even i have heard it has high in fiber and calcium.
    U are an artist in cooking. U really enjoy and love cooking. Don’t U?


    Comment by veni — October 27, 2006 @ 6:23 am

  15. Oh! Indira, you take some of the very best snaps that I have ever seen. You make the most simple things look splendiferous.

    Comment by Vidhya Rajesh — October 27, 2006 @ 6:30 am

  16. wow..thos leaves the colors are spectacular…we didn’t get much of fall colors this year..very disappointing…

    Comment by Luv2Cook — October 27, 2006 @ 6:59 am

  17. Wow - what a presentation! The pears reflect the fall colors so beautifully - very creative of you to think of this parallel! I enjoyed the Rasam article you had the links to your weekend reads - (I was so excited when I found out that Mulagitwany = Mulagu thanni, and mentioned called people just to mention this - people would have thought I must be crazy - it was like one of those seinfeld elaine moments that I go through often…:-))))

    Comment by Desimom — October 27, 2006 @ 8:18 am

  18. Beautiful fall fruits. I love the colors and the colors fall brings even though they are short lived:)

    Comment by Asha — October 27, 2006 @ 9:58 am

  19. I love pears - all kinds! The soft juicy ones, the crisp crunchy ones… they are so nutritious too.. packed with Vitamin C and antioxidants!

    Waiting to see some Pumpkin fall recipes on your website!

    Comment by Alison — October 27, 2006 @ 1:22 pm

  20. Asian pears are my absolute favorite fruit. The three pears together look lovely, as do your autumn leaves, Indira :)

    Comment by Linda — October 27, 2006 @ 3:04 pm

  21. What a decadent post! So alluring and so yumtastic in it’s whole. Shibby blog, btw.

    Comment by Garrett — October 27, 2006 @ 3:27 pm

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