GRILLED PEACHES, GOAT CHEESE CROQUETTES AND LAVENDER HONEY
3 white or yellow peaches, halved and pitted
¼ cup heavy cream
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
2 cups goat cheese
1 tsp. minced fresh thyme leaves
2 tsp. minced fresh chives
1 tsp. minced fresh rosemary
1 cup flour
5 eggs, beaten
2 cups bread crumbs
½ cup lavender honey or plain honey
1. Brush peach halves with oil and place on hot grill until grill marks appear, about 5 minutes. Cool, then cut in half again.
2. In a small saucepan, heat cream and vinegar over low heat until warm. In electric mixer, beat together goat cheese and next 3 ingredients. Slowly add cream mixture until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Chill mixture, and then, using a melon baller, scoop out cheese onto parchment-lined sheet pans. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour.
4. Dip balls in flour, then eggs, then bread crumbs. Repeat. Fry in 375 oil for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Serve with peaches and honey.
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Maria Sharapova’s CANDY LINE
The tennis star shares a first look at her new collection of sweets-Sugarpova. ‘I wanted to launch something from scratch,’ she says. ‘I thought this was a fun way to do it’
“I’ve always loved sweets, and over the years I’ve become a big fan of gummies,” says Sharapova. “I really wanted to create a premium line.”
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“We’re starting with 12 different varieties,” says Sharapova of her line of gummies, which includes aquatic shapes like turtles and octopuses. “I wanted to start with some of my personal favorites.”
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TENNIS GUM BALLS
“These were so hard to create,” she says. “It’s incredible to make it so realistic in such a small shape.”
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The line launches Aug. 20 at henribendel.com and sugarpova.com
“It has a marshmallow center,” she says. “The colors are really fun, and the marshmallow makes it taste sweeter than regular licorice.”
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