Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I recently got a written report from my son, Calvin's, day care about his day. It reminded me to remember the simple pleasures of life:
"Calvin had a good morning and played with his friends in the sandbox. He went potty twice. He was very interested in the new kid that visited and was very gentle with him. Calvin enjoyed playing on the boat and the climbing structure. He also enjoyed drawing with the green marker. He went in the nap room with his caregivers and they helped him to sleep. He slept for 2 hours and then had snack. He then had fun with the dance party!"
Oh to be a kid, draw pictures of birds and spiders and DANCE!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Blackberry Lemon Goat Cheese Puffs
Adapted from Sutterbean
Makes a whole bunch!
6-8oz of goat cheese room temperature
1 and 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
2 large tablespoons of honey
1 tablespoon of milk
1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
1 pint blackberries
3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
Preheat the oven to 400F. Line your baking sheets with parchment.
In a bowl, mix the room temperature goat cheese, lemon zest and honey together. In another bowl mix the blackberries and vinegar and let them sit for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Cut the puff pastry into squares or triangles. ( You could even do circles with a cookie cutter) Place them on the lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart and score a triangle into the pastry making sure not to cut all the way to the bottom. (If you are making squares, score a square, circle score a circle) You get my drift. Using a pastry brush lightly brush the pastry with milk.
Place a dollop of the lemon goat cheese on top of each pastry and top with a blackberry.
Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until golden. Let them cool and then place a leaf of arugula under each blackberry. Can be served warm or at room temperature.