Blackberry Lavender Goat Cheese Crostini

Blackberry Lavender Goat Cheese Crostini is a fancy way to have your summer meal.

This post was originally published in August 2016. I have taken and uploaded new images and slightly improved the recipe while the blogpost itself remains unchanged. 

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 for 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 most importantly, updating all their 27 (or sometimes even 29) social platforms. Seriously, I’ve never heard of some of 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 endeavours.

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 than Twitter. Trust me.

Do you consider yourself a social media savvy? Have you ever felt the way I feel?

12 thoughts on “Blackberry Lavender Goat Cheese Crostini

  1. Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says:

    I think social media thing is same with all of the food bloggers. I don’t know why but there is something about Twitter which is a big turn off for me — that doesn’t intrigue me at all. I don’t even open my Twitter account! ;) Love your Instafeed, Ben. Mmmmm, and these crostini look just too good to eat. I mean they look so cute, who would eat them? Well, I would still love to gobble them all in a flash! ;) All the ingredients you have combined here sounds like a wonderful pairing. Goat cheese + fresh blackberries + lavender honey = awesomeness!

  2. Kevin | Keviniscooking says:

    I hear ya about social and for the life of me someone else had the name Kevinisccoking on Twitter. Really? I mean really? So I asked and asked, tried to reach out (because the account wasn’t in use!) and no response. I had to register as Keviniscookin without the “g” in the end. It’s all good I guess. These look so perfect Ben! Glad you added that honey, too. YUM.
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  3. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    Hahaha. Oh Ben, I sympathize with you on the social media!! I am not into it either, but it is a necessary evil! Total pain in the rear though! As far as twitter, I don’t get all the hype, although I do post regularly. And ya know what? That twitter bird doesn’t like me either, because it cut a letter from my name! Instead of NoSpoonNecessary, I am NoSpoonNecesary. Missing an S. Ba-hum-bug, indeed. I say you eat a bunch of these crostini, say screw it and just post willy-nilly with the whole social media thing. LOVE these, buddy! I’m always happy to see lavender make an appearance on your site!! BUT combine that with honey, goat cheese, blackberries and CARBS?! YESSS! Match made in heaven! Cheers!
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  4. Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says:

    Pinterest is the hardest part of food blogging for me – I’m struggling to figure it out! But, there’s no struggle on my part to figure out that “toasted baguette, goat cheese whipped with lavender honey and lavender, and fresh blackberries” sound WONDERFUL together! Simply Wonderful! You know what the other hardest part about blogging is (for me)? That I don’t get to touch and smell all the goodies I see – cos I would’ve grabbed ALL these crostini!
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  5. Gaila Perez says:

    Ben!! I can assure you, you are not alone on social media. Like David I try to concentrate in a few platforms, FB, pinterest and Instagram. For me those are the simplest and the ones I get my feedback from!

    I can also have these crostinis twice a week, they are super simple to make but soo good. I will be more for crostinis in plural I think but not sure! but at the end who cares!!
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  6. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh geez, social media. I’m with ya, Ben. I try to concentrate on just a couple platforms because there are WAY too many out there. Honestly, I think you’re spot on with Pinterest and Instagram. Those seems to be the most important from what I can tell. (And yes, “important” is relative based on what your goals are.) Twitter feels like a million people standing in a huge room all yelling at each other. I’m out there as one of the million…but yeah…I like Pinterest and Instagram a lot better!

    Also, these crostini look amazing. I’ve been eating plump blackberries straight from our garden lately, but I need to save some and make this appetizer. It sounds right up my alley…well, maybe not the lavender. Haha! Plural of crostini…crostinii? :-)
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