pear, blue cheese, and red onion toast


This weekend Henry and I were in charge of the Farm while Taylor was away.


We thought we had everything under control. After a productive day we kicked back with a little Tim McGraw and a few cold brews.


As luck would have it, our first night in charge a huge wind and hail storm ripped through the valley. Before I knew it, it was 2 o’clock in the morning and Henry and I were moving all of our seedlings from the propagation house (which had just lost its plastic cover in the storm) into our house.


Every counter space in our kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living room was being occupied by seed trays. It was the middle of the night and we were wet, cranky, and had to be up early for another project. I have never missed my husband more than at that moment!


After only a few short hours of sleep we were back at it. The storm had passed and we were able to fix the propagation house and put the seed trays back where they belong.

Thank god the greenhouse up at the farm is almost done! Our set up here is not very reliable.


The good news is the weather forecast is looking up, Taylor is on his way home, (thank god!) and I have these pear, blue cheese, and red onion toasts to thank for my sanity.


Wherever you are, I hope you had a more restful weekend than us. But if things got a little crazy for you I highly recommend winding down with this tasty little number.  Cheers to a brighter week!

Pear, Blue Cheese, and Red Onion Toast (serves 1)

1 thick slice of french bread

1/2 of a pear, sliced into 1/4 inch slices

a few tablespoons of diced red onion

a few tablespoons of blue cheese crumbles

olive oil

balsamic vinegar

Preheat the oven to 425.

Drizzle bread with a little olive oil. Layer on the pears, red onion and blue cheese crumbles. Drizzle everything with a little balsamic vinegar. Place in the oven for about 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted and bread is toasted.

Pair with a side of arugula salad and you have yourself a simple and tasty dinner! Enjoy.


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19 Responses to pear, blue cheese, and red onion toast

  1. This definitely sounds like a wonderful reward for rescuing your seedlings!

  2. oooh so sorry you had to experience that – hope things are going okay and you’re able to get a little rest!

  3. lisa fine says:

    Oh no, so crappy. Hope you’re able to catch up on sleep here and there – farming is hard work!

    Love your red sweater. Where’s it from?

  4. tough night! always seems to happen when you’re on your own, too, right? This seems like a great dinner to make when you don’t have much counter space 🙂 I love simple dinners like this…looks right up my alley!

  5. Joanne says:

    I can’t even imagine how stressed you were!!! What a super crazy night!

    At least you had these toasts to get you through. I would have been stress eating them like no other.

  6. This looks SO pretty!! Now if only I liked blue cheese! 😦

  7. Sue says:

    Wondering who took the photo of you two (you and Henry) asleep. Or was it from the past? 🙂

    • drealieberg says:

      Old photo 🙂

      • Beth says:

        I thought that maybe that sly ole Henry snapped the photo surreptitiously, with his eyes shut & with his other paw cleverly outstretched, beyond camera range.
        All kidding aside, sorry you had that emergency, but Brava to you for handling it so wisely and so well.

  8. Such a creative blend. I would never think to made a pear toast. I love that picture on top of the post. All these colors and shapes.
    I want to have a dog like Henry..

  9. Oh maaaaaan. You somehow managed to cram like, three of my favorite things EVER onto one of my most loved things EVER. I live and die for fresh salads with pears, blue cheese + onions. The combination is one of my favorites! And slathering those bad boys on a carb .. total girlcrush moment on this toast.

  10. Yikes, you should tell your husband he’s allowed to leave during good weather only 🙂 This looks like the perfect pick-me-up for a wet March day!

  11. Glad you’re safe and dry (now) from the storm but what an ordeal! Eeek! The pear/blue cheese combo sounds amazing!

  12. I’m glad the seedlings are alright! I think this is pretty much my ideal lunch. Or dinner. Or mid-afternoon snack. 🙂

  13. I love apples and blue cheese together but haven’t tried pear – I’m sure it’s just as good or better! Sounds like you had a stressful night but your dog is so cute for staying by your side like that!

  14. Mmmmm…blue cheese is my FAVORITE. And pairing it with something slightly sweet like fruit is delicious– love it!

  15. Pear and blue cheese together is one of my favorite combos!! Mmm this toast looks like a perfect dinner!

  16. Just my kind of topping for a piece of bread, love it! Now you know you and Henry can survive a weekend alone.

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