I can’t tell you how much I love coming up with different ways to use the tea cookies that I make and sell. The rose tea cookies have proved to be versatile little confections that can be used sweet and savory ways.
Today is a three fold post. Not only am I highlighting another way to use the cookies as more than cookies, but I’m highlighting two wonderful regional artists. Last year, my friend Whitney, introduced me to a little spot in town called Art & Light Gallery. It’s this old house in an up and coming area of Greenville that the owner Teresa, brought back to life. It’s bright and airy, with white walls, but it has this combination of old and modern. The original fireplaces are still intact as well as the original beadboard, tongue and groove walls, but the display of modern art brings this old house life that it probably hasn’t seen in 80+ years. The only way I can describe it is that it’s like walking into a little slice of serene, artistic heaven. You’re energy changes when you walk through the door. You’re blood pressure drops and for however long you’re there, you’re just plain happy. The talent displayed on those walls is inspiring and even though I’m not an artist, I always leave with the drive to go home and create something new in the kitchen.
This weekend, two artists, who’s work Teresa has showcased in the past, are coming together to debut their collaboration of art on pottery during a trunk show on Saturday. Eva Magill-Oliver and Laura Cooke have created the most amazing line of pottery. It’s at Art & Light this Saturday from 10am-4pm. You can read more about that event here.
Teresa was kind enough to ask me to do a few light bites for the day, so I thought why not incorporate the cookies somehow into a cheese plate? This is one of the items I’ll be taking, but let’s stop for a second and appreciate the AH-mazing creation the food is sitting on.
Hope to see some of you there on Saturday!
For more information about the three ladies mentioned above, check them out here:
Teresa from Art & Light:
To purchase you Carolina Girl Cook’s Rose Tea Cookies, you can purchase them here
Rose Tea Cookie & Pistachio Goat CheeseSERVES 4-6 PrintDownload
- 6 oz of soft goat cheese
- 1/2 cup shelled, salted pistachios
- 4 rose tea cookies
- dried edible rose petals, optional
- If the goat cheese is not already formed into a log, go ahead and form it. Once it's formed, roll it up in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm.
- In the meantime, crush up the cookies until you get fine crumbs. Crush up the pistachios until you get fine bits. Combine the two together.
- If you have dried edible rose petals on hand, you can chop them up and mix them into the crumb mixture. If not, no worries, they are just for a little added color. It won't change the taste.
- Place the crumbs in a shallow bowl. Roll the goat cheese in the crumb mixture until the entire goat cheese log is covered.
- Place it on a platter and serve with extra rose cookies or light water crackers.