April 6, 2008

AFAM Pears Round Up

Here is the round up of the AFAM Pears. This was the first time I hosted an event. And I must admit that I was a little apprehensive. Would I get it right? Would I be able to announce the event on time? Would the event get ample publicity? Would I receive a good number of entries? And last of all, would I publish the round up as planned?

I needn't have worried so much. As given the enthusiasm of everyone I've interacted with in the blogosphere, no event can fail even it wants to. March was my busiest month at work and at home and this round up comes on the last day of the first week (as promised) as I didn't get a chance to even look at my blog as S was severely unwell.

I haven't had a chance to be innovative with the classification of entries and this may be the simplest round up you've seen yet. The 39 entries that the AFAM Pears received


Grilled Pears

Alamelu Rao

Pear Upside Down Cake


Pears in Orange Sauce with Custard


Pear Black Bean Salsa


Pear Koshimbir


Grilled Pear Salad


Pear Chocolate Pie

Dhivya Karthik

Ricotta Cheese Pancakes and Grilled Pears


Pear Walnut Cake

Evolving Tastes

Pear Apple Cranberry Crisp

Happy Cook

Poached Pear Tarts in Chocolate Sauce


Pear Pecan Chutney


Gjetost with Pears


Poached Pears


Melange Appetizers


Pear Swiss Roll


Pear Almond Yogurt Cake


Baked Pear Pudding


Apple Pear Salad with Honey Dressing

Nandita sent us some beautiful pictures and this salad

Shaved Carrot and Pear Salad


Pear Almond Loaf


Pear Salsa


Pear Samosa


Pears Salsa & Pears Murabba


Pear Walnut Salad


Pear Turnovers


Pear and Rum Souffle Omelette


Grilled Pear, Goat Cheese and Walnut Salad


Pear, Apple, Walnut Sludge


Fruit Mocktail Lemonade


Pear Halwa


Pear Crostini


Pear Bhaji

The Cooker

Pear Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Uma Priya

Sweet Pear Fritters

And the three entries from this very blog

Instant Pear Apple Compote

Mixed Fruit Smoothie

Ginger Pear Muffins

Thanks Maheswari for allowing me to host this event. I enjoyed hosting it as much I've enjoyed participating month on month. And thank you all for your support and participation. Happy Yugadi everyone!


A-kay said...

Awesome round-up Raaga! Hope S is feeling better now!

Chitra said...

Great ! How is S? Lets catch up soon..been long

Sig said...

Sorry to hear that S is not well.. Hope he gets better soon! Hugs to you for the awesome round up..

Arundathi said...

Congratulations on your first event! Wish I could have participated, but not at all a pear person! :)

Nupur said...

I'm sending lots of healthful wishes to S...hope he gets well soon!
Thank you for taking the time to do this beautiful round-up...I found so many new innovative pear recipes to try.

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the wonderful round did a great wishes for S to get well soon...

arundati said...

i hope S is better soon....fab roundup girl!! some great ideas glad i made it!!

Happy cook said...

Well with all the entries you can say it was indeed a hit.
Hope S is getting better

bee said...

thank you, dear raaga, for organising this.

Suganya said...

Raaga, Thanks for the event and the roundup. My wishes to S.

Pooja said...

Cheers for Pears :D.
Good Job dear Raaga :)

evolvingtastes said...

Having seen some of the other entries, I was quite looking forward to this. Such a bookmark worthy roundup!!

Richa said...

those are some yum recipes :) gotta' try ur 2min compote ;)
btw, hv had probs accesing ur page lately!

AnuZi said...

I Hope S is getting better. Excellent roundup! I was very close to sending a recipe in but unfortunately got bogged down with work. Next event I'm gonna try even harder :o)

Sreelu said...

great round up Raaga now you can breath easy :)

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

What a great round-up Raaga. Sorry I didnt find pears; would have LOVED to send something. As I told Miri the other day, by the time the first pear arrived here, we were well past the date. There's a LOAD of fab pear ideas here...lovely!!

sunita said...

Thanks dear Raaga for this beautiful round did great!

...Wishes to S for speedy recovery.

Miri said...

Great round up Raaga - just did not find pears when I looked for them :(


Sia said...

thats a huuuuuuge round up raaga:) so sorry girl, my brain went on strike and couldn't think of any recipes with pears.

Sia said...

and get well wishes to S.

jj said...

WOW! I never knew just what to do with pears besides eat them but here you've got a ton of GREAT ideas, thanks!

TheCooker said...

So many wonderful ideas.
Thanks for hosting and the roundup.

Arundathi said...

hi namesake - whats up? havent heard from you in a while...everything well? hope S is better...

Mansi Desai said...

that looks like an awesome collection Raaga! thanks for all your effort!:) and hope you had a Happy Ugadi too!:)

Alamelu said...

pretty pears...! will be sure to try most of those recipes...Great roundup!

sra said...

Thanks for the round-up, Raaga. Hope S is all well now.

Cham said...

Wonderful round-up and u did a great job Raaga.

Uma said...

that's really is a lovely round-up Raaga! I still don't know how did I miss this.

Uma said...

that's really is a lovely round-up Raaga! I still don't know how did I miss this.

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Lovely round up, I found many interesting recipes but still your poached pears will are on my list to prepare shortly :)

Enjoy your weekend, Margot