This to me is a perfect light fall salad, A spicy salad with fall fruits and vegetables of apple and pear, pecans and roasted beets. A very simple roasted duck breast and a pear vinaigrette. Roast the beets ahead and then just 20-30 minutes to put the whole thing together. This makes a elegant dinner dish and keeps you just a short time in the kitchen. Besides when I cook, I love that people enjoy being in the kitchen with me and often help or that I can teach a bit and we can work together. Everyone always gathers around the kitchen it seems.