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?