The Guest vs The Empty Cupboard

Ok, I couldn't open this story with a boring chunk of white cheese, so I opted for a pretty shot of my bleeding heart to welcome all of you back. 
This is the story of a very empty cupboard, an overworked tired Mom, a lovely guest, and a shockingly bare cupboard.
Enter boring block of cheese..


This is all I had.  A block of goat cheese. 
On any other day, I'd have cracked open a jar of Missing Goat chutney and called it a day.  But this was no ordinary gal coming over.  This was a dear friend, who, being so dear, has had my chutney over and over and over again.  Then over again. Always smiling, always saying delicious!  I just couldn't serve it again.
But wait!  Isn't the rhubarb up? 


Yes, it is.  But just barely.  I managed to harvest about 5 little stems.


...brought them in for a trim and shampoo.


...into the pot for a bubble.


...add a sprig or two of rosemary (also just peeking up in the garden) and sugar to taste.


And lookie lookie.  A tasty treat of rhubarb rosemary compote on goat cheese.
Phew. 

26 comments:

Ellen said...

Now that looks quite yummy! I do like the story of this too..trim, shampoo and a bubble...If I could just taste that now...it would be so fine

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

clever girl .... though she probably loves your Missing goat chutney ...

Grace said...

That looks delish. Nice job, inventing a new recipe. Thank heavens you had crackers to put it on. It would have all been a bit mushy having to use your fingers to scoop it up with.

Pinecone Camp said...

I always enjoy your chutney! I was quite happy with the "boring chunk of cheese" too. Yum.
happy Friday H!

KJ's Restart Button said...

Arn't you creative! And you take beautiful photos

jan said...

wow - looks like such a treat to me.

Tom Stephenson said...

How come you can still get cheese from a missing goat? (the glass is on it's way. BTW).

Razmataz said...

yum...heading to the garden to see if I have any rhubarb yet....

koralee said...

Yummmmmmm....your images are beyond words. Isn't rhubarb the best ever!!! I have been eating it nonstop..but I have to buy mine. Hugs my friend. xoxoxo

Southern Lady said...

Now that looks yummy. I would love to be a guest for such a treat. Carla

North West London Girl said...

How completely delicious, I have spied some rhubarb in my own garden and now you have inspired me....

Barbara said...

Good thinking, Heather! But then I never doubted you. :)
Lucky you to have rhubarb growing in your yard! I used to, but now I have to buy it. I've been on a rhubarb kick for about a month now and am still going!

Vintage Simple said...

Way to save the day, lady! (Even though I am most certain your dear friend would have loved your chutney.)

xo,
-maria

tamara said...

Now I'm craving rhubarb and goat cheese. I'm coming over. T xx

DesignTies said...

Your photos are almost as scrumptious-looking as the I'm sure the real compote/cheese/crackers were!! Decadent!!
Victoria @ DesignTies

A Write Life said...

You made that look so easy. My mouth is watering.

simpledaisy said...

Yum...Yum...YUm!!!!
I love raspberry jam on goat cheese too:)

Cat said...

What a lovely special treat...sometimes the best creations come from just a little inspiration :)

mimi charmante said...

how do you do it? I find you so inspiring - something I am forever searching for! I am going to be trying this soon~
xx

Libbie said...

Okay...the last one got me...now I am REALLY hungry :)

The Homesteading Apartment said...

Rhubarb is a FAVE!!!! I love this recipe...so simple, yet delicious. I'm sure your friend was in awe (:

michelle b @ every little thing said...

hi, just found you thru bluebird notes and am following you now!! love your photos and cant wait to do some more browsing on your blog!!
xoxo

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Man...does that look good...lucky friend ;o)

c and d said...

you're so good. seriously. you make everything look and taste so delish...you're an amazing mom too - what great things you're passing on to her...

Jennifer said...

I'm drinking a glass of white wine wishing I had some rhubarb, rosemary and goat cheese somewhere in my pitifully empty fridge!

Leigha said...

Takes me right back to childhood. My mom would make rhubarb cheesecake and we would gather round the table and enjoy. Ah, summer!