Who's That Girl
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- WHO'S THAT GIRL: A higher education obsessed foodie who is documenting her life in the kitchen. I love to cook delicious, gourmet-style foods for those I love and always welcome a challenge in the kitchen. With that challenge comes an impromptu nature. I tend to avoid following recipes to the exact, so you are not likely to find very many posted here. Being that I am a Libra and am learning to be free in the kitchen, the story always goes, "A pinch of this and a smattering of that!" Thank you for visiting -- and happy reading!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Copycat Cheese and Olive Appetizer
I usually do not like following recipes, but this appetizer I came across in Gourmet's special addition was too beautiful -- and simple -- to pass.
It is one of these five-ingredients-or-less recipes that takes only about 15 minutes to prepare.
You need only olives of your choice, a few thyme sprigs, some olive oil, lemon zest and goat cheese medallions or buttons.
I was pleased to be preparing a dish with fresh thyme. I do this so seldom. If it's a fresh herb that I am working with it's usually a parsley, cilantro, mint or basil. Thyme and sage are wonderful to me, but I am such a novice that I am not always sure how to use them in a dish.
So I was thrilled to see such an easy dish incorporate the thyme.
Along with the goat cheese, olives and lemon zest, this amounted to a very nice and light appetizer.
It was painless to make this. Oh, but I don't have a zester.
I like those microplane zesters, but have a tendency to steer clear of items that are not multipourpose and functional outside of the intended range. Hence no microplane zester. I may someday buckle, but not now. For now, the extra sharp knife had to do.
It worked out well. The cheese tasted simply gorgeous with the lime and thyme. A nice marriage of tastes.
Next time I will have to experiment with other types of cheeses, or perhaps roll the cheese in some sort of mixture prior to adding the other goodies.
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