This Blue Cheese with Honey, Thyme, Dates and Fried Onions recipe is so simple, but it shows how an assembly of great ingredients can work so well together.
I recall overhearing this conversation between my eldest daughter and my youngest as the two of them were snacking in the kitchen after school. For me, it was a priceless and very sweet little educational exchange about food.
‘You know that’s mould don’t you?’ ‘No, it’s not!’ ‘What the hell, that’s mould; I can’t believe you don’t know that!’ ‘It’s just blue cheese.’ ‘No, it’s mould!’ ‘Really?’ ‘Yes…! ‘Oh…’
The funny thing was that the youngest one really loved blue cheese, but she seemed to lose interest after this. Still, I think this fruity salad, with sticky dates and crunchy pumpkin seeds might very well bring her round again.
This Blue Cheese with Honey, Thyme, Dates and Fried Onions recipe was originally published in the cookbook Gather: Simple, Seasonal Recipes from Gill Meller by Quadrille Publishing.