Blackberry Lavender Goat Cheese Crostini is a fancy way to have your summer meal.
Toasted baguette, goat cheese whipped with lavender honey and lavender, and fresh blackberries? Tell me this doesn’t sound great. And importantly, it’s easy to make.
Yup, making crostini (And subsequently eating it) was the easiest part of being a food blogger. Do you know what’s always the hardest part to me? Social networks. It’s really rocket science to me.
Twitter and Co.
I do respect bloggers managing their blogs (3 times per week), communicating with other bloggers, and the most importantly, updating all their 27 (or sometimes even 29) social platforms. Seriously, I’ve never heard of some these names. And most of them are the way to complicated for my little brain.
Also, I have a conspiracy theory that most of them are just against me. Seriously!
I’ve tried Twitter 3 times in my life. The first time I got an account for personal use and quit it a few months later. I just didn’t get it. Later on, I registered to promote my old (Russian) food blog. And I didn’t get it either. When havocinthekitchen was created, I intended to cover as many social platforms as possible. And I got my twitter account once again. And you know what happened? Twitter didn’t like the name (the way too long) and cut the very last letter.
Havocinthekitche. Seriously, Twitter? Tell me it’s not against me. Well, for the record, Twitter keeps on sending me letters to return and finish registration, so one day I may give it another try.
The most straightforward things to me seem to be only Pinterest and Instagram. Nothing complicated – just upload pictures and that’s it. But again – even though I like Instagram, I often just don’t get it. How do a lot of people gain thousands of followers and millions of likes? I’ve been having the account for two years now, and I’ve got a feeling I’m doing something wrong. 2 thousand subscribers? That’s not serious, Ben! It’s like 7 new followers plus and 5 old followers minus at the same time.
I just don’t get these social media. Or they don’t like me. I’m telling you that.
So I might be a loser when it comes to handling all these platforms, but there’s at least one thing I do well – cooking and particularly using lavender in my kitchen endeavors.
Blackberry Lavender Goat Cheese Crostini
Blackberry Lavender Goat Cheese Crostini (Btw, do we have a plural noun? Crostinis?) should prove this to you. Delicious, delicate, and moderately sweet – you’ll love them. The combo of blackberries and lavender is sophisticated and refreshing. Try other ideas such as this Blackberry Lavender Lemonade or this Blackberry Lavender Oatmeal.
So you should definitely grab some berries and lavender and make this. And always remember: Blackberry Lavender Goat Cheese Crostini are much better that Twitter. Trust me.
Do you consider yourself a social media savvy? Have you ever felt the way I feel?
- 7-8 slices baguette
- 1/2 cup goat cheese (about 150 gr)
- 1/2 tablespoon lavender*
- 1-2 tablespoons lavender honey (or of your choice)
- 1/2 - 2/3 cup fresh blackberries
- Toast the baguette on a dry skillet or in a toaster as desired.
- In a meanwhile, place the goat cheese, honey, and lavender in a cup of the blender and pulse until combined and airy (it's a little hard to whip goat cheese, but we just need it smooth and nice).
- Spread the goat cheese over the crostini and top with the berries.
* I used freshly dried lavender which is very soft and aromatic. if you are using really dry lavender, you can a little decrease the amount and also slightly crush it with your fingers.