Mushroom Tart, Lookin' Sharp

As you know, pumpkin, bacon, and sage are an ingredient trio held in high esteem here at Fig and Plum. Now they're joined by another frequent player in our kitchen: mushroom, spinach, and goat's milk / sheep's milk cheese. A while back I recommended Warm Quinoa, Spinach, and Shitake Salad, and Sunday night's Mushroom Tart elevated these three to blog-feature status. Mostly because it was such a pretty thing, but also because it was damned tasty:

Mushroom Tart

And in that vein, I must introduce you to the newest member of our family. Wusthof knives!!!


I got them "free" (ha!) with several years of accummulated American Express Membership Rewards points. And here they are "lookin' sharp!" (get it? lookin' sharp? waka waka waka!). They replace several years accummulated $5 knives from Target. Words can't express the joy, friends. No words.

Posted by jess at November 29, 2005 1:57 PM

That tart looks tasty! Thanks for the link.

Posted by: Nicole at November 29, 2005 3:21 PM

Mmmmmm, mushrooms... I also envy you the knives. But the best part of this post was the "waka waka waka." I'm still in tears and having breathing troubles from the laughter.

Posted by: Sneaksleep at November 29, 2005 3:41 PM

Oh, d*mn, Jess - those knives have put lust in my heart. The tart's beautiful as well.
Congratulations on two lovely acquisitions!

Posted by: Cher at November 29, 2005 6:49 PM

That's so funny. We made that tart on Sunday night too. It was really great. The pumpkin-kale-pasta baked thing from the same magazine wasn't as good. Not enough umph.

Posted by: Jessica at November 29, 2005 6:56 PM

I don't think I've ever left a comment for you before, but I've been reading and enjoying Fig & Plum for a while now. I couldn't resist leaving a note today because I had the best goat cheese, nay - the best cheese of any kind - on Thanksgiving. It's Cypress Grove Chevre's Humboldt Fog. You could eat this stuff with a spoon. Might be hard to find in your neck of the woods, but it's worth trying if you come across it. Their web page is:

I am loving your stockings, btw. I've been inspired to sign up for a fair isle class. Thanks!

Posted by: Amanda at November 29, 2005 8:54 PM

Mmmm, mushroom tarts....

I loves me a good knife (note to self, BUY SOME!)

Posted by: Colleen at November 29, 2005 9:13 PM

That looks MIGHTY tasty- out of curiosity, how does the taste of sheep's milk cheese differ from goat's milk? I love goat cheese, and I've never even noticed sheep's milk cheese at the store...

Posted by: Kym at November 29, 2005 9:58 PM

That is the most stunning piece of pastry I have ever seen!

p.s. Fogel requested that I check your website for signs of sock progress...

Posted by: rfn at November 29, 2005 10:20 PM

Gasp, Wusthof knives! Congrats to the newest addtion to the Fig and Plum household. Me=oh-so-jealous.

That tart looks amazing. You and your food porn. . .*drools*

Posted by: Sandra at November 29, 2005 11:07 PM

That tart looks tasty, and I don't even like mushrooms. Too bad for me. Awesome knives, too, and from credit card rewards no less. Every woman should have a good set of knives. :)

Posted by: Cathy at November 30, 2005 8:49 AM

There is nothing better than new knives - I love my little wusthofs soo much. And your tart looks fabulous

Posted by: MeBeth at November 30, 2005 12:38 PM

Yay for the Wusthof knives! I got one a few years ago for Christmas that I love. The mushroom tart looks really good, mmmm.

Posted by: Jaime at November 30, 2005 7:47 PM

Oh no! I am absolutely drooling over here at the thought of your tart. It sounds YUMMY.

Posted by: Giao at November 30, 2005 9:38 PM

I love my Wusthof knives and the scissors are awesome. Mine were a surprise wedding gift from my best friend. She was so thankful that I decided not to have bridesmaids in my (small) wedding--and therefore she did not have to buy an ugly bridesmaid dress and the like---that she told me she wanted to buy me something really nice and fancy.

Posted by: Kristi at December 18, 2005 8:14 AM
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