I know, I know…you’ve fallen out of your chair with amazement that I’ve finally gotten around to writing a new post! I’m pretty amazed myself. As an excuse (or at least an explanation), since my last post in August, I’ve completed all of my coursework for teaching high school math. Now all I have left to do is my student teaching when school starts in September. I’ll graduate in December and be ready to teach all those reluctant math students (and hopefully at least a few who love math as much as I do!).
But on with this post…my favorite local coffee shop, Schoolhouse Coffee, makes fabulous toasts. Among their offerings, my two favorites are peach jam with sea salt and goat cheese with lavender and honey. I’m pretty sure you can figure out the peach jam and sea salt on your own, but I have a couple of tips for the goat cheese, lavender, and honey one. The shop uses fabulous fresh bread from an artisan bakery in Seattle, but I love Dave’s Killer Bread for the at-home version…usually the 21 Seed variety.
So, to make your own little taste of heaven, toast the bread and smear on a bit of butter. Then, while it’s still hot, sprinkle about a tablespoon of goat cheese crumbles on each slice. I’ve tried using the goat cheese log, but it’s a little difficult to get to crumble (neatly), so I just buy goat cheese crumbles. Spread the cheese around a little, if you need to…it softens really quickly on the warm toast, so this is easy to do!
Drizzle a little honey over each slice. I’ve been waiting to make this at home once the local berry shack opened with their honey for sale. It is the best honey I’ve ever had! Last summer, I bought a couple of pints, not knowing how good it was, then I was forced to hide it in the “way back” of the cabinet so the kids wouldn’t squander it. I managed to ration it out until almost Christmas, y’all.
Anyway, back to the toast. After the honey, sprinkle some lavender buds on top, and enjoy! Or impress your family with your gourmet creation. I bought food-grade lavender at a little farm in my town, but it’s available in gourmet sections of grocery stores, or at farmer’s markets. Be sure you’re using food grade, though.
Now, I’m off to enjoy my last full day of alone time before the hooligans are released for the summer. Hope yours is off to great start…this toast will guarantee that at least your morning starts off well!