Thursday, March 26, 2009

BB: Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts

My husband loves goat cheese, I mean he has an unnatural love of goat cheese, not unlike my love for Ina Garten dishes. This dish for Barefoot Bloggers was selected by Anne of Anne Strawberry, pleased both members of the household. I must say this is my most favorite Ina dish and I have made many Ina dishes, even prior to joining Barefoot Bloggers. My only complaint, if you could call it that, I wish tomatoes were in season. Other than this it was perfect, buttery, tart, smooth, crunchy and above all elegant. Ina always seems to bring a touch of elegance to the table and I really respect that about her as I am sure there are plenty who are better chefs or cooks but no one has her ability to take a dish that sounds hoity and make it accessible. I made one tart with goat cheese (photo above) and the other with feta (feta below). Both were excellent but the goat cheese prevailed. I omitted the basil as I forgot to acquire off my shopping list.

Many thanks again to Anne Strawberry for a great selection, please be sure to visit her blog which, by the way is loaded with wonderful pictures and great dishes, for the recipe.





6 comments:

Penny said...

Your picture is beautiful and the dish was delicious. Glad the goat cheese won out.

Anne said...

That looks delicious! I am with your husband on the un-natural love of goat cheese, so I'm sorry the tomatoes were out of season! I normally pay attention to that stuff but I was so excited to make this I totally forgot to think about that before I chose this! I can't imagine how great it would taste in the summer, though!

deltawhiskey.us said...

Wow. I wish I could do goat cheese, you're love for this dish makes me want to try it. They look beautiful!

~Cat

BMK said...

Beautiful presentation! These were awesome. I can't wait to try more combinations with this recipe.

Karen said...

I loved these! This is my favorite BB recipe so far. I will be making them again, for sure.

Suzie said...

Or you could go for goats cheese feta which is fantastic too... Your tarts look great.

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