goat cheese

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I have just returned from a trip to the New York area for my first book events, to which I have been bringing snacks from the book, like these Apricot Bites! They are simple to make ahead, easy to travel with and great at room temperature- plus, you don’t even really need a napkin or plate!

I had a lot of fun doing a watercolor workshop and signing at Terrain in Westport, CT (see photos above…I made a skirt from my watercolors to wear to the event, and I made Jonathan a shirt with The Forest Feast logo!). Then I did a Q&A/signing at the Food Book Fair in Brooklyn at the gorgeous Wythe Hotel. (The fair continues this weekend with an awesome foodie line-up, if you’re in NYC).

My west coast book events kick off this weekend, with a signing at Omnivore Books in San Francisco on Saturday, plus several more in the Bay Area. Hope to see you there!

x Erin

Workshop photos of me are by Andrea Davidson.

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Portabello Cream Bites with goat cheese and garlic, yum! Jonathan and I recently made these for a cocktail party and they were a hit. We found pre-made pastry cups that we filled, but you could also put this cheesy, creamy mushroom mixture on crackers or crostini. I spooned the mixture in to a freezer ziplock bag, snipped the corner and piped it in. They are easy to make ahead and can be served at room temperature. Garnish with scallions and enjoy with a cocktail!

By Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast