Goat’s cheese and caramelized apple salad.. and ochre abundance.

Once again, I had to scratch my head to think of a recipe that would accompany the stunning ochre colours of fall. Of course not only in colour, but also in taste, spirit, ambiance..Of course..cheese. I can’t believe I haven’t shared this simple salad yet. It can be  manipulated and changed according to the seasons and is always a winner with its warm toast, cheese and apple and fresh green salad.

Une pincée de fleur de sel:

  • Place the apple rounds and goat’s cheese on toasted bread before putting under the grill.
  • Take care to slice your apples, bread for toast and cheese more or less the same size.
  • Use slices of Camembert instead of goat’s cheese.
  • Use pears or quince instead of apples.
  • Use brown sugar to caramelize the pears or quince instead of honey and serve with a helping of quince jam/jelly.
  • Play around and make your own combinations to serve a melted cheese and apple/pear/quince salad.

..stillife  nicked by a chicken..

..stillife with Royal Gala apples..

..walnut oil, walnut vinegar, raspberry vinegar, truffle vinegar..

Our fall colors have only now really reached their peak and the ochres are in abundance. I don’t have much to say, except that nature is at the moment an explosion of magnificence..

à la prochaine!

Ronelle

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9 responses

  1. Greetings dear R,

    This satisfies a hunger for France and all food French. I love this and just arrived home from a long, long road trip-book tour (five weeks) and have picked 15 good apples that the birds left. Now I need only some goat’s cheese. I love all the exquisite photos (little sips of pure life).

    Autumn cheers,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

    13/11/2012 at 20:23

  2. Gorgeous colors! That is the reason why I love autumn so much.

    A fabulous dish and refined combination! Delicious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    13/11/2012 at 20:24

  3. Monique

    My girls will love this salad:-)
    Your fall colors are glorious..and everything from your home..is exquisite to me.Who needs words with visuals like these?
    Your recipe card is charming:-)

    13/11/2012 at 22:12

  4. Thanks for not only sharing your wonderful recipe but the lovely photos…they let us enjoy your beautiful fall with you.

    13/11/2012 at 22:29

  5. Hi Ronelle – I’ve been to France and back and I’m So Pleased to find you are still here in Blogland. Some of my time was spent in the village of Sarlat in the Dordogne and I’m wondering if that is near to you. It was all wonderful and you have captured the wonderful rich colours of Autumn beautifully. Your salad looks delicious.

    14/11/2012 at 01:57

  6. Apple + cheese + almost-anything-else = delight.
    I adored walnuts when I was a child. And then, one day, when I was very much older…I discovered pecans. Now I like the softer taste of pecan with the bite of walnut oil. And I still miss autumn colours! :-)

    14/11/2012 at 04:42

  7. à Sharon: Oh 5 weeks is long..it must’ve been wonderful and tiring at the same time?

    à Rosa: thank you.

    à Monique: I always miss you when you’re not around!

    à Karen: thank you..from my part, it is wonderful to have people enjoy it along with me.

    à Dianne: where in the world have you been? Missed you! Oh, and Sarlat is 45 minutes from us..remember next time..I know you love France, so chances are you’ll be back?

    à dinahmow: Oh, I do love pecans too..all nuts actually..macadamia nuts, which are just so expensive here..
    thank you everybody!
    Ronelle

    14/11/2012 at 09:28

  8. You’ve taken ‘presentation’ to an entire new level, Ronelle. The artist in you shines through your camera’s lens. Gorgeous photos and salad!

    15/11/2012 at 00:35

  9. Great inspiration for a yummy looking dish! Great job! Well done :D

    19/11/2012 at 14:16

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