A heap of fresh fruit and some stinky cheese. These are a few of my favourite things.
You know what it’s like. You’re wafting about the market, picking up fresh fruit because it all looks so good. Juicy and soft fresh figs, plump grapes and glistening berries in crates – it’s all just too tempting!
And then you pass the guy handing out samples of cheese – probably my favourite part of any market. Before you know it, a lump of that cheese has joined the fruit in your basket.
Now, what to do with it all?
A fruit and cheese plate is the obvious avenue to head down. Just add some bread or crackers and you’re in business.
I wanted to step it up a notch, this time.
I’m often roasting green grapes when they’re in season. They’re the most perfect addition to salads, especially when you roast them with fresh thyme. Sweet, savoury and oh-so juicy.
To get more colour onto the plate, I blitzed the blackberries into a smoothie-type concoction with buttermilk and yoghurt. A little tart and slightly sweet – a nice match to the creamy and pungent stilton that also comes to the party.
Eating it all together is an absolute joy – a perfect snack on its own or easy, sweet ending to a lunch or dinner.