This Goat Cheese Cardamom Cherry Crostini is a delicious and elegant way to say “goodbye” to a cherry season this year.
This post was originally published in August 2016. I have taken and uploaded new photos while the actual blog post and recipe remain unchanged.
But before we talk about this fancy Goat Cheese Cardamom Cherry Crostini, let me mention my recent trip to Nova Scotia. Indeed that would be enough to say something like that: “It was amazing”. But I feel a little talkative today – sorry about that.
In a nutshell, Nova Scotia is a beautiful mix of the picturesque nature and charming architecture. And Ocean. Did I mention the Ocean?
One of the most beautiful places in Nova Scotia (and perhaps, in all Canada) is a lovely town of Lunenburg – a really old, (historical fisherman) place being under the protection of UNESCO. Compact and colorful, this place is one you’ve got to visit. Seriously.
I am a huge fan of colorful buildings which is why all these little wooden houses make me so excited. Trust me, most of my pictures being taken with the colorful walls in the background. Ben and the Blue Wall. Ben and the Red Wall. You got it. But here’s the thing – I haven’t seen many buildings painted in lavender color. Do you think I should immediately move to Nova Scotia and start fixing such a problem?
Also, every time I stood near a beautifully painted wall, I thought that the wall would be a great wooden background for my food photography, haha. But what would you expect from a food blogger, eh? And for the record, no one wall was hurt during my trip. Definitely, Nova Scotia is famous for its seafood and especially lobsters and countless fish restaurants. I didn’t have the whole lobster that time, but I had delicious lobster pasta. Besides, even though I am not a huge fan of fish and chips (Although I like having it once in a while), I’ve got to confess: I’m becoming a lover of this simple comfort dish – but only prepared and served in Nova Scotia. I’ve tried it in Ontario a few times during the past few years, and most of the times it was just mediocre. Well, a few other times it was just hideous, soggy and fatty. And there’s also lobster and chips which I’d like to try next time.
Really delicious. And if you know me, you may remember I rarely say this about my restaurant experience.
Fish&Chips? No! Goat Cheese Cardamom Cherry Crostini. Yes!
Unfortunately, I don’t have any lobster or fish&chips recipes today. But I’ve got this Goat Cheese Cardamom Cherry Crostini, and I hope you’ll like it too. Actually, what not to like about this elegant appetizer (or the main dish – why not)? Creamy goat cheese, honey, fresh thyme, cardamom, and fresh cherries? Yes, please.
This Goat Cheese Cardamom Cherry Crostini might not beat Nova Scotia’s fish and ships, but that’s a perfect summer food. I hope you can still find some good cheap cherries, make this crostini, and celebrate the end of the cherry season.
- 7-8 slices baguette
- 1/2 cup soft goat cheese
- good pinch of ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup pitted cherries
- Place the goat cheese, honey, thyme, and cardamom in a cup of your blender, and whip for 30-60 seconds until airy and light.
- Place the baguette on a dry skillet and toast until the desired color. Turn over.
- Spread the goat cheese over the crostini and top with the cherries. Serve immediately.