A couple weeks ago hubby brought home a dozen assorted colored eggs and a jar of honey. My eyes instantly lit up. I was quite curious why my husband who does not cook or frequents a grocery store would have such items with him. The mystery was solved quite quickly when he revealed that a woman he works with sent this home for us to enjoy. She and her husband live on a large parcel of land that houses chickens and bees. Okay – how cool is that to make your own honey and have farm fresh eggs on a daily basis? I say – very cool!
The honey is AMAZING with an emphasis on the capital A. The combination of aromas that emanate from this honey is out of this world. I detect citrus, peaches, floral, and the terroir notes. I have never has such brilliant flavored honey and there is such a freshness in each spoonful. Okay – I will confess – I have dipped a spoon in the jar just to taste this delightful sweet honey. It is that good!
This week’s Friday Night Bite is a simple appetizer that can be thrown together quickly if guests are coming over last minute or you are just sort of tired but want to whip up something gourmet. My Apricot and Gorgonzola Endive Bites are full of flavor, texture and have a punch of color that simply pops off the plate. A chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir would be a perfect pairing for this appetizer. Enjoy!
Apricot and Gorgonzola Endive Bites
¼ Cup Gorgonzola, crumbled
½ Cup Dried Apricots, diced small
1/3 Cup Pecans, toasted and chopped
12 Endive leaves
In a bowl add the gorgonzola, diced dried apricots and pecans and mix. Remove the endive leaves and trim the edges. Lie out on a cutting board and place a heaping teaspoon of the mixture toward the tip of the endive. Place onto a serving platter and then drizzle with honey.
Note: Simply double or triple if you are making for a party.