For ChristmasFor Starters......... where you want to be with your family & friends - NOT trapped in a hot kitchen over a stove .....I like to start a meal with light fresh , clean flavors that make people happy .Evoke their senses , with fragrance , food that makes people happy to eat more as it is actually good for them .Cooking for people you love , you want to take care of them.This is a starter i have made for a very famous wine makers Christmas lunch ... where it was paired with a beautiful pink Rose that had a sense of aged strawberry & and depth of tannins balanced the must like fruit.For the best starter get to your local Farmers Market ..to make this beautiful , fresh , fragrant enlivening summery starter....Watermelon & Goats cheese , Mint & Olive with Sourdough croutonIngredientsSelect amounts in proportion to how many people you want to feed - 2 or 100?Water mellonLocal goats cheese ( cherve Ash coated is best )Local big black olives , a lime or 2A bunch of fresh mint .And some new season local extra virgin olive oil.Fresh grind black pepperMacrobiotic sea salt.SumacA loaf of Organic SourdoughMethod
Select a large platter dependent on how many guests you have .Cut chunks of pick up-able pieces of water melon - with skin on . It makes it easier for picking up.Scatter pieces on a the platter.Sprinkle lightly with macrobiotic salt.Cut chinks of goats cheese and scatter amongst the watermelon.Sprinkle olivesSlice the lime thin & scatter them over the dishThrow mint leaves over the whole dishGrind pepper over every thingDrizzle with a little olive oilAnd finish with a sprinkle of sumacServe with a stack of toasted organic sour dough bread & a knife and a napkin !!
And a merry christmas to you all ..