Goatcheese lollipops , Angelina Jolie and others



What does Angelina Jolie have in common with me? Brad Pitt? Same vital statistics? We have the same mom? Well, wrong answers :-)

Do not think that I just shifted my blogging topics into star buzzing but rumor has it circulating that, she gave birth or will give birth to Maternité Etoile, the same hospital in our place where I gave birth. The idea just made me excited. Everybodys talking about the castle of Miraval that the couple bought not far from our area, meaning we're neighbors now. Alright, I don't think you guys are interested so back to regular programming.

Who doesn't love Appetizers and Hors d'oeuvres? Those little things, bite sizes pieces we eat along as we chit chat on interesting topics (such as hollywood gossips? he hehe) and as we drink some cocktails, champagne or liquor. I love preparing them because they often push me to be creative and there are basically no rules, as long as they are bite size. When I heard that Monthly Mingle for the month of June is about appetizers & hors d'oeuvres I knew I needed to share some of my creations I often prepare when I received guests at home. I hope Mansi (of Fun & Food) our lovely host for this month loves goatcheeses because I am sending it to her. Thank you Meeta for creating this delicious event!

Goat cheese Lollipop (with dried mango, apricot and walnuts)

1/2 pound Goat cheese
2 sprigs of thyme
1 tsp of honey
half a cup of olive oil
50 g of dried mango
50 g of dried apricot
50 g of chopped walnuts

In a bowl crush the goat cheese, mix the honey and blend well. Put the thyme to enhance the flavor then put in the fridge. In a food processor, chop finely the dried mango and apricot. Take out the goat cheese from the fridge and start to make ball like shape with the aid of your palm. Be sure to make them evenly. Submerge the goat cheese balls in the olive oil. Before serving cover the goat cheese balls with dried mangoes, apricot and chopped walnuts.

Amuse bouche of Goat cheese and Apricot

100 g of dried apricot
half a pound of goat cheese
different herbs; chives, rosemary, thyme
some olive oil

Cut the dried apricot in the middle and insert a sliced goat cheese. Top it with herbs and olive oil.

Goat cheese in so many ways

30 comments:

K & S said...

these sound perfect for entertaining your new neighbors :)

Peter M said...

Oh YOU! You slay me today...I love your lollies and I've seen some savory versions of this too!

chriesi said...

Mmm I love goat cheese. These are great!

haze said...

This adds to my lists of finger food :D, thanks !

EAT! said...

I have been using goat cheese in so many different ways. I can add your recipe to my list of To Try Recipes. The lollipops look fun and delicious.

Happy cook said...

Wow this is really work of art.
I hav bookmarkedthem.
I have something waiting for you in my place.
I want to be your neighbour noe for Angilena but for eating all these delicious food you make.

Liliana said...

I love goat cheese and these are certainly something I would want to make!!

SandyCarlson said...

Under your direction, I'd be willing to give that a try!

*hannah* said...

Wow these are so neat! It is so cool tha tyou live in France. Where do you live and what is is like?

Manggy said...

Oh, believe me, I am interested haha! :D
Those are soo cute! The best part? You have my namesake fruit in there-- gotta stay true to your homeland, yeeeah! :)

glamah16 said...

I think you need to pack up the baby, a basket of your pastry, and fruit from your garden and stop by the castle to welcome your neighbors. The kids can play as you try to cox Angelina she can afford to have a bite or two!How fun. She reminds me of another American star hwo purchased a chateu in France and adopted a Rainbow tribe. Josephine Baker.

Deborah said...

These are so cute! What a perfect appetizer!

Mansi Desai said...

I ADORE goat cheese girl! so these work perfectly for me, though my hubby would prob gobble them all up b'fore I could even get a piece!:) they are very cute, and indeed what i was looking for this month's them!

thanks so much for sharing these with us!!:)

Sophie said...

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Nikki Miller-Ka said...

I just came across your blog for the 1st time and I love that it and you are French.

Kevin said...

What a great way to enjoy goat cheese!

YummyYarnMJ said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I love it. It's funny because my husband and I also live in the south (although not quite--Les Baronnies/La Drome) and I'm Filipino, too.

The lollipops look wonderful but I think I like the amuse bouche best. The goat cheese around here is really good!

Beachlover said...

what a vibrate lollipops there!!.Love your creativity!!

megamomph said...

Merci pour les mots...
J'adore chevre aussi! This is actually something I tried, but I used medallions of goat cheese. (no sticks) You know Coach leather bags in the US? They also make some pretty good artisanal goat cheese which I used to buy all the time at the Union Square market in NYC. They were sold as individually wrapped 'medallions' and it was easy to just dip them in all sorts of stuff (nuts, peppercorns, herbs etc...
This is a great blog. Babalik ako! A bientot!

Big Boys Oven said...

You really had me drown this time! lol!

oggi said...

I am sooo making these yummy appetizers, they are so cute!

linda said...

Maybe I should read the news more often, I didn't even know Angelina was pregnant!
Your goat cheese lollipops look delicious!

Ann said...

Beautiful lollies! Love that you used goat cheese for them.

rowena said...

Whaddya mean not interested? Brangelina or to be more specific, Angelina Jolie is my favorite actress. I can't wait til she gives birth to the twins!!!!

Sue said...

I LOVE those recipes. I am sooo making them. Bleu cheese would be good too.

Gloria said...

I love your lolipops amiga!!! are beautiful how all you make!!! xxxHave a nice weekend!!! Gloria

Lunch Buckets said...

Maybe their housewarming party will be pot luck!

Dhanggit said...

yummyarnmj, hi there, i live in aix en provence in southern france :-)its nice to know you too, where do you live ?

Rosie said...

Those lollies look scrummy :)

Rosie x

sheila said...

Hello Dhanggit! I just moved to Aix last week, where Im taking up my masters degree. Im looking for Pinoys around the city to ease my homesickness :(.... if you would like to meet up it would be great!