Friday, August 26, 2011


I spoke too soon about those illusive warm summer nights. Last night was 80 degrees at 9pm...and spent well with good friends, girl talk and frozen yogurt.

Anyways, here's an ode to summer fruits and tasty cheeses. A curious and delicious combination I never experimented with much before. Although the more I think about it, just makes sense--brie and jam, tomatoes and mozzarella.

My boss (who you'll hear me mention quite a bit--I steal all her recipes) brought in fresh picked figs and whipped us up a simple salad.

You'll need:
Fresh figs
Goat cheese
Balsamic Vinegar
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees.
Slice figs in half. Spread a layer of goat cheese on the open side of the fig and wrap the whole thing in a piece of prosciutto. Warm prosciutto wrapped fig in the oven for just a few minutes, till goat cheese is softened (just a 1-2 minutes).
In a bowl, toss arugula leaves in a olive oil and S+P.

To arrange, place some of the arugula leaves on bowl or plate. Place fig on top and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. It's the perfect combination and would make a great appetizer or snack. (Thanks Karena!)

Had this Watermelon & Feta Salad at an event at work. (I loved the little glasses they were served in...such a fun idea!)

Watermelon, cut into cubes
Feta Cheese crumbles
Fresh Basil cut into strips
a splash of Balsamic Vinegar (optional)

Do you guys have a favorite cheese and fruit combination?


  1. so lovely and delicious looking!! Must try this! Thanks!

  2. yumm! these look amazing. we're fans of olives + parmigiano reggiano, goat cheese + raspberries, and brie or camembert with anything as long as a baguette is involved.

  3. @ the lazy travelers: Thanks for stopping by :) thanks for the suggestions! I don't know if I know what camembert taste like--must try!


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