Where has the time gone... Summer is really busy here. Horse shows and outside chores are keeping us really busy. Of course summer is the best time for fresh produce, and it's berry season! It's always fun to come up with new recipes to use fresh berries in. Muffins are great, but sometimes you want something a little different.
My fresh herb plants are doing great this summer, and I never miss an opportunity to use them in cooking. Dried herbs can be substituted for fresh, just use 1/8 tsp. Any hearty bread will work. I chose a multi grain. This recipe is for one sandwich, but it can be easily multiplied to make as many as you would like.
Summer Berry Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches
2 thick slices of crusty bread
1 tsp butter, plus extra to butter bread
1/4 tsp finely chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp honey
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
Butter bread slices on one side, set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt 1 tsp butter. Add chopped herbs, honey and berries. Simmer and stir over low heat for 3 minutes.
Spray a non stick skillet with cooking spray. Put one slice of bread, butter side down, into skillet. Place crumbled goat cheese on bread, then spoon berry mixture on top. Top with remaining slice of bread, butter side out. Push down slightly.
Brown each side over low heat until bread is golden and cheese is melted. Approx 4 minutes each side (will depend on exact heat of skillet and thickness of bread)