Friday, March 18, 2011

Pears with Goat Cheese

1 oz goat cheese
1/8 cup chopped walnuts
1/8 cup dried cherries
1 pear, sliced

Place goat cheese on a small oven-safe platter and heat in a 325 degree (F) oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until warm and softened. Using a tablespoon, gently compress cheese slightly and top with chopped nuts and cherries. Serve with pear slices.

Makes 2-4 servings

Source: Dorothy Lane Market

Monday, March 14, 2011

Olive Tapanade Dip

Linda and Paul Tofte brought this to the Zinfandel Showdown tasting.

1 Large clove garlic, chopped
2 T pine nuts
¼ lb. pitted, cured black olives
3 T extra virgin olive oil
¼-1/2 lb. Bleu cheese

Place nuts & garlic in food processer and blend to paste. Add olives, olive oil and Bleu cheese. Blend to a paste.

Serve on crackers, toast or endive leaves

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Zinfandel Showdown

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