17 March 2012

blackberry goat cheese tart


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Blackberries, goat cheese & thyme? Could their be a better combination for a dessert that you could call 'dinner'? I think not. 


When I first saw this recipe on Pinterest, it was made in individual little tartlets. Well the last time I made tartlets they burnt to a crisp within minutes. Saying my oven runs hot is an understatement. So I knew I wanted to make the tartlets but in a bigger much less time consuming pan.


The recipe is easy and straight forward. The ingredients are what shine here, not an fancy techniques or presentation.


The end result, (with cream cheese in the crust! a first for me)was just as good as I hoped it would be. The thyme is such a nice and unexpected compliment to the blackberries, which still have that tart kick. And of course the goat cheese, if you read this blog a lot you know I forever go on about my love of goat cheese. Go for a high quality one, its worth the few extra bucks. If you live in San Francisco, run by Rainbow Co-op grocery and get some Harley Farm goat cheese. The only place I've ever been able to find that cheese besides the actual farm in Pescadero.



Oh dear, typing just those few words has taken me forever. Since I am limited to one handed typing right now. So if there are a lot of grammar or spelling errors, give me a pass ok? I stabbed my middle finger with a knife last night. Sliced right in deep. It's all purply and hurts like a f**king b**ch if I touch it.






So just a quick update on my life.

Besides the busted finger, on Tuesday/Wednesday my glands or whatever swelled up huge, so my face looked really weird and hurt horribly. So I had to go to the doctor and his reaction was 'Weird! I have never seen that before!' Great...




People in my family keep getting sick, like the bad kind of sick. One funeral to attend next weekend. I hope there aren't any more for a long while...






and finally..... I signed up for motorcycle lessons! Oh yes this girl is going to ride a motorcycle. Not just a passenger anymore. Whenever I used to ask a certain guy from the past to teach me how to ride he would always say yeah sure but never actually do it. So after many failed attempts to try and plan a lesson, he finally came out with the 'your a girl and your just going to drop and f-up my bike'. So a big screwwwww youuuuu. This girl is doing it on her own. Only if he would give me my darn helmet back.....






enjoy the photos!



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 recipe from Driscoll's

34 comments:

nancy said...

beautiful photos, and that dessert(/dinner!) looks absolutely incredible! I'm sorry to hear that your family aren't doing too well, and that you're sick :( here's hoping things start looking up.

Sue/the view from great island said...

This is the perfect summer cocktail party food, and your photos are exquisite! Feel better soon.

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

I am wholeheartedly a "dessert for dinner" kind of gal every so often Don't forget you have fruit (vitamins!) and cheese (protein!) in it. So eat up, sounds like you need your strength. ;)

madhu said...

Total ♥!
Abracadabra! May your finger heal real quick!

madhu said...

Total ♥!
Abracadabra! May your finger heal real quick!

Le Chat de Sucre said...

WoW!! this looks and sounds amazing!! BRAVA!!

Nicole said...

Beautiful photographs, as always; I particularly like the last one!

I'm sorry to hear about your family's streak of bad luck; it seems that's the case for a lot of people these last few months. Both my boyfriend's family and my own have had a lot of illness (and sadly death) since the start of 2012. Let's hope there's a turn-around in luck/health/etc and the next few months bring some beauty and happiness into our lives.

PS What's your favorite flavor at Cups & Cakes? I've been meaning to check it out for a while (I live in SF)

Julie Marie said...

Nicole: Thanks!

my favorite flavor at Cups and Cakes is Creme de la Creme or Horchata. We dont have them everyday but check on the website on the calendar to see when we have them next.

Ana Magdalena said...

this looks delish!

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Gabi said...

Love the dinner/desert/just everything good vibe here. Fruit with cheese is literally one of my favorite combos ever :)

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Raimunda said...

Awesome photos, as always! Love, love love that you're getting your own motorbike lessons. Inspirational!

Fleaing France & French Shopping Tours said...

This looks so good. I am going to try this as soon as I can get my hands on some blackberries!

Kristin @ Pastry Affair said...

Love this idea. I rushed out to buy blackberries and goat cheese today simply because your photographs are so inspiring. I hope life starts getting brighter quick.

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

1tsly, I love your feet! ok, sounds weird. Moving on. 2ndly, goats cheese, blueberry and thyme? puuurfect! 3rdly, i really love your pictures, probably my thousandth time saying it. Lastly, i hope that finger of yours get better quick. it's a b***ch to type with one hand... ;)

thelittleloaf said...

Such a gorgeous idea (and photos! I'm not sure I'd really class this as a dessert - I could happily eat it for dinner with a salad dressed with a fruity vinaigrette. Yum.

vanilla bean blog said...

So pretty. I love the feet!
And, so sorry about the illness in your family, and your finger. Sending lots of good thoughts to you!

Michelle K. Martin said...

hope you're feeling better! beautiful photos, as usual :) the blackberries look great

Cappuccino frío said...

yummmm! delicious!!!
xoxo

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foodwinemine said...

Yum! Can't wait to recreat! Come check out my new blog:

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xoxo

Meg

Rikki said...

I would totally be right there with you getting my motorcycle license but I'm too short to touch the ground on all of the bikes I've ever ridden on as a passenger *sigh. But that's so awesome, you go girl!!

This tart looks delicious and I love your pictures.

athena said...

hope you're feeling better!! no bikes for me but i'm this close to taking flying lessons. the only thing holding me back is the kids...

so funny that i did a blackberry + goat cheese combo too. i liked it so i know i'd love this tart. great pics as always :)

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Cecilia said...

lovely photos...except for the one with your feet in it. Feet and food, in close proximity? Not particularly appetizing, sorry. Unless one has a foot fetish I suppose...but seriously, EWW.

Anonymous said...

Yum! What a fabulous, simple to make, delicious and healthy appetizer! Definitely something I want to make.

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Isabel Carreño said...

yummmm! love this blog! i want to try all these recipes :)

uknowme said...

I found this little website to be very helpful when I was getting started. I liked the tip for freezing butter and shredding it. Lacking a food processor, I make my crusts by hand, so that technique is very useful. For shortening (I often use a half butter and half shortening recipe), I just cut it into small chunk and mash it into the dry ingredients using my thumb and forefinger before adding the butter. Only takes a minute or two. Making sure everything is as cold as possible before starting helps tremendously.holidays hervey bayautomoviles

Kate said...

Hi! New to your blog and I love this recipe!! I was wondering, should this be served room temperature? Or if I store it in the fridge, can I serve it chilled? Thanks!

Daniela said...

I've been going through your website for a while now and I just can't get enough of your beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!!! photography. Feast for the eyes, and the recipes are amazing too!

Writernkharris said...

What a beautiful presentation and so inviting.. Thank you so much

Thyme (Sarah) said...

Beautiful collection of photos. I came over for a visit after seeing your photo on Tastespotting!

Russell at Chasing Delicious said...

This tart looks incredible! Lovely shots too. I don't know whether I want to lick the photos or try and make this!

Jennifer said...

It's nice to hear about another foodie who rides motorcycles. I just bought one and I've completely changed my parents routine by making them go to sushi restaurants and bakeries instead of BBQ restaurants. Good luck!

intensepursuits.com said...

Absolutely stunning photographs!

Emily Urban said...

Hello! I stumbled across your beautiful photos via Pinterest and was wondering if I could use them, or even the concept, for my website. They're so lovely. :)