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So what is it that sets the catering and event design of Canopy Rose apart from other Tallahassee area caterers? Is it passion, culinary creativity, extraordinary experience? What is that special something that makes Canopy Rose Catering stand head and shoulders above the crowd of caterers? We cordially invite you to scroll, scroll, scroll through all our deliciousness and taste our fabulousness for yourself.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cooking with Goat Cheese

Chevre, Montrachet, Bucheron.... I love 'em all! When the opportunity arose this weekend to visit a nearby goat dairy, I jumped on it and soon found myself jaunting down old country backroads.

Were it not for the bright yellow stripes running along the roadway, I could have easy felt as though I had time-traveled back to a by-gone era.

Visions of favorite goat cheese recipes danced in my head, as an article idea for my newspaper column began to play out. Some yummy scripts for future cooking classes soon followed.

While traveling along in my trusty old jauntmobile, I understood once again how a Midwestern transplant who has lived in New York, London, Chicago and LA can put down roots in this special geographic region. One simple answer: VALUES! Values you can almost taste. Driving these old North Florida and South Georgia roads stir fond memories of simpler times and discovering delicious treats like fresh artisan goat cheese bring back memories of long ago adventures in the French countryside and weekend trips to Napa Valley.

No our area is not Montrachet or Napa Valley, but it does have its very own unique raison d' etre worth exploring and savoring! Stay tuned for some cooking with goat cheese down the road!

Georgia Goat photo taken at Sweet Grass Dairy in Thomasville, Georgia by Kathi Dameron on Market Day 2008. Not bad for an IPhone?!


Kathi said...

The cheese I purchased ended up tasting much riper than that I sampled at the farm. The taste was rather gamey.

After contemplating how to get the most flavor from my chevre investment I've decided to marinate the cheese in olive oil, garlic and herbs for a few days. Marinated goat cheese is always delicious in peppery salads of baby greens, grilled asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes and spiced pecans.

Kathi said...

The pasta water is boiling, the chevre is marinating and my taste buds are anticipating the rewards of a lovingly-prepared meal.

Penne pasta with broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes and marinated chevre is the showcased food for today. For a sauce I'm thinking of either a spinach walnut pesto or a splash of garlicky, lemon toasted almond vinaigrette.

Kathi said...

Do make sure and read the column that this jaunt inspired in the May 7, 2008 Entertaining with Kathi column in the Northeast Chronicle. The Northeast Chronicle is a community publication of The Tallahassee Democrat that can be read in print or even on the web.

Pick Your Bread & Spread

Bread of the Day 1.00

French Bread Baguette Rounds 1.00

Garlic Bread 1.25

Pita Bread 1.50

Corn Bread with Green Chilies and Cheese 2.95

Honey-Jalapeno Corn Bread 2.95

Salsa and Cheese Bread Ole! 2.95

French Bread with Chevre, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Chives 2.95

Strawberry Streusel Muffins 3.95

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins 3.95

Prize Winning Caraway Onion Puffs 3.95

Phyllo Cheese Straws with Pesto 4.95

French Bread w/ Pesto, Feta Cheese, Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Olives 4.95

Bohemian Oyster French Bread Loaf 7.95

Butter .25

Herbal Butter .75

Tuscany Cheese Spread 2.95

Hummus 2.95

Spinach Dip 3.95

Catering Menus and Price Lists

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For those seeking a turn-key catering solution.... our catering packages for receptions, banquets and holidays are simply perfect. These catering packages are also listed along the right side of the website.

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The specials are a great way to treat your office, family and friends to the delicious foods of Canopy Rose.

Our catering specials are also a delicious solution for shoestring budgets! They include an entree, salad, crackers or bread. $10.00 p/p light portion / $15.00 p/p hearty portion

Have a big group and a small budget? Don't hesitate to ask us to help you. Canopy Rose is very creative in providing affordable, cost-effective catering solutions.

Kathi Wins Writing Award

Canopy Rose owner, Kathi Dameron has won the 2nd Place Award in the Newspaper Article Category at the 2008 Southern Christian Writer's Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for her article, Simple Act of Sharing Food Can Truly Bring People Together. This article appeared in the Northeast Chronicle - Tallahassee Democrat during the spring of 2008 in the Entertaining with Kathi column.

Grand Prize Winner In Cooking Contest

The year was 1987 when Kathi Dameron, a passionate gourmet cook who spent her days teaching 32 second graders, and her weekends hosting fun parties for her circle of friends at her waterfront home on Florida's North Hutchinson Island, won two prizes in the first cooking contest she ever entered. One of these prizes was the coveted Grand Prize. At that moment Kathi knew that one day in the not too distant future her special dream to launch her very own catering company would be realized. Seven years later that day arrived with the birth of Canopy Rose in Florida's Capital City in 1994.

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