Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Herb Cheese Spread (Pickity Place)

Pickity Place was always a favorite stop when our family was touring the area near Mason, New Hampshire. It features wonderful herb and flower gardens, a greenhouse shop, a gift shop, and a restaurant. My favorite part was the Grandmother's Cottage, a little red cape-style house that served as the model for the cottage in the 1948 Golden Book edition of Elizabeth Orton Jones' Little Red Riding Hood.

I was lucky enough to come across their cookbook, Country Herb Cooking; Four Seasons of Recipes from Pickity Place, in the Swap Shop at our old New Hampshire town recycling center. This is one of the appetizers that they serve at their luncheons.

1 tsp. fresh thyme
1 tsp. fresh chives
1 tsp. fresh sage
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream

Blend all ingredients well and serve with crackers.

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