9.24.2012

Fall Farmer's Market Finds: Creamy Goat Cheese & Apple Baguette

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This gal went to the market.  It's been a while since I have been and the joint was booming with fall produce.  Lots of which is relatively new for me from a cooking perspective and some even from an eating perspective.  I got lots of good stuff, including 3 new veggies/fruits to experiment with....
Which three items?
Guess.  No, really, guess.  Yes, I am one of those people who when I say guess, I really mean guess.  Paul hates it.  I love it.  My dad plays along with it everytime I make him do it.  Don't worry, you'll find out in my new Fall Farmer's Market Series.

What to make with all this glorious fresh fall produce?  I have no idea yet, but I'll be sure to keep you informed throughout the week on what's cooking.  Ideas anyone?  What are your fall favorites? I'd love to feature some reader's favorite recipes. 

This fall is going to be about eating in season, starting with lunch. 
Lunch's Fall Produce Spotlight: Apples
They sure are good this time of year.  Not much beats an organic apple in the peak of it's season.  I like mine mostly sour and a little sweet.  I was eating one at work the other day and going really nuts over it.  It had to have been the best apple of my life.  Just when I was getting bored of apples, they threw me a curve ball and I am hooked all over again.  My co-workers thought I was weird.  Who am I kidding?  They always do, regardless of my Wednesday afternoon apple-gasm.
For today's lunch, I topped a fresh baguette with creamy goat cheese, a drizzle of honey, and some
fresh apple slices.  Then I toasted it for a few minutes until the cheese was warmed and the bread slightly toasted.
Add a little spinach and you have got yourself a Creamy Goat Cheese & Apple Baguette. 
Delicious, easy, fresh and a little gourmet.  I love honey with goat cheese.  If you wanted to make it a little more complex, add bacon.  Bacon, honey & goat cheese are the perfect combination of flavors, in my opinion.  It doesn't get much better than that.

Creamy Goat Cheese & Apple Baguette
 serves 1

Ingredients:
1/2 fresh baguette
~1/4 c goat cheese or enough to generously cover baguette (depends on the size of the baguette!)
drizzle of honey
1/2 apple, sliced
a handful of spinach

Directions:

Slice baguette in half.  Top with goat cheese, a drizzle of honey and enough apple slices to cover the surface.  Toast open faced in a toaster oven for a few minutes until baguette is slightly toasted and cheese is warmed, but not melted.  Add spinach.  Serve.
Don't forget to send me your fall favorite recipes at aglobetrottersfare{at}gmail{dot}com!

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2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Ooh - i got apples at the farmer's market this past weekend too! I tried the "Jonathan apple"...which came recommended by the farmer/salesman. Thinking of you while I'm watching the movie - Julie & Julia... hehehe

Erika Hintz said...

That's one thing I am looking forward to, talking to the farmers and asking them what's good. I did understand that the farmer said the apples would be sweet... but that's about all I got! :)