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Recipe: LOVE At First Bite—Sweet Recipes with Goat Cheese for Valentine’s Day

Written by Sharon Bice on . Posted in Life on the Farm, Recipes

Who brought in those luscious brownies to work today? I can smell them from my desk, All chocolatey, chewy goodness! And chocolate, coupled with February means that Valentines Day is near. Naturally, sweet treats come to mind. But very special doesn’t have to be about sweet. Luscious, savory recipes with goat cheese with unique flavor, aromas, and texture, can be very special offerings for your favorite someone.

Our vanilla goat milk yogurt is a wonderful ingredient in the Valentines Day cake here, and can be used in nearly any recipe calling for milk, buttermilk, or sour cream. Yogurt or kefir will lend a delicious, tender crumb to your baked goods and delicious, mild tang to cream pies and puddings. And possibly best of all?  You will be able to enjoy a sweet treat with your loved ones that is truly of the “heart”: heart healthy!

Recipe: Persimmon and Chèvre Tart

Written by Redwood Hill on . Posted in Recipes

A Redwood Hill Farm favorite

This recipe has been a favorite for as long as we can remember. We recently learned that it first appeared in print in SF Gate on January 2, 2003 in an article by Lynne Char Bennett. CLICK HERE for the link to the original recipe and article which includes wine pairings too.

There is an amazing persimmon tree on the farm, each year it gifts us such an abundance of fruit AND the fall color is spectacular (it’s fall and I must get a picture soon and post it here). This tart has it all, great contrast of tart and sweet, the creamy chèvre just shines and it’s beautiful to look at before slicing for your family or guests.

Baking with the seasonal harvest is such a great way to celebrate! One of our many Redwood Hill Farm customers sent this recipe to us, and after trying it, we knew we had to include it here. If you have a favorite recipe with any of our artisan goat milk products please send it along—we’d love to share it too.