Tuesday, March 26, 2013
FFWD More November 2012 (Goat Cheese Mini Puffs and Herbed Olives)
The Goat Cheese Mini Puffs were good, but very rich. Even I could only eat a couple of them in a sitting, and I normally have no trouble eating very rich foods. These would definitely be a fun party appetizer for a large group. I used a chipotle goat cheese from the farmer's market, which was excellent. I served them with roasted brussel sprouts, and one of my favorite bean recipes (I'm always trying to eat more beans).
I love olives. I frequently spend way too much money filling up a container of them from the bar at Whole Foods (it's really amazing how much a small container costs), and then I'll eat them during the week when I'm starving while cooking dinner. These Herbed Olives were excellent. I started with plain olives from the same olive bar at Whole Foods -- so they really didn't save me any money -- but it was fun to flavor them myself and I love the look of them in the glass jar. This is definitely an idea I'll be using again.