goat cheese and strawberry tartine

I’m guessing that most of you have heard the term “selective memory”. Well, sometimes I think that my husband has selective hearing. This week was a perfect example.

the German: What are you making from The Book this week?

me: Goat Cheese & Strawberry Tartine.

the German: Great! It’s been a while since you made a dessert.

me: It’s not a dessert. It’s a tartine. It’s a kind of open faced sandwich.

the German: Sounds weird.

… dial forward two days to last Sunday morning….

the German: What’s for breakfast?

me: Goat Cheese & Strawberry Tartine

the German (with a big smile on his face): You made a strawberry tart!?

me: No, it’s a tar-TINE. It’s a sandwich.

the German (this time without the big smile): Sounds weird.

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Geesh! Tough crowd. Okay, okay, it sounds weird. But it’s also this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe and so that’s what we’re making!

In the end, he liked it, but probably would have preferred a strawberry tart. I, on the other hand, loved it! So tasty and SO easy. All of 4 ingredients and about as many minutes to make this one. We will be having this one again.

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19 Responses to goat cheese and strawberry tartine

  1. Cher says:

    Very relatable story 🙂 The tart sounds good too though…
    Love the strawberry goat cheese combo – its become a favorite around here.

  2. Teresa says:

    I am anticipating the same response, especially since I’m going to be doing a gluten-free version for my partner. Yours looks lovely and I’m glad it was a hit in the end.

  3. Liz says:

    Haha…this conversation could have occurred at my house, too. Your tartines are lovely!

  4. dulceshome says:

    These Were tasty, weren’t they? Even if it wasn’t quite a strawberry tart! I thought this was delicious.

  5. trevorsisboom says:

    Drizzle of honey and call it breakfast! Love this for breakfast. I also like how you also call it The Book. I do that too.

  6. My family calls it “The Book” too and it is not always referred to as the good book, very often it is the weird book.

  7. It must be a guy thing…my husband has very selective hearing! I ate this one by myself for lunch, while he was out golfing. It just sounded like a perfect lunch to me. It was! Glad you enjoyed this one, too. Have a great weekend, Rose!

  8. Ok now imagine the strawberries and goat cheese IN a tart? Hmmm? I like the sound of that!

  9. Alice says:

    LOL!!! well my hubby forgot that he didn’t like goat cheese till he are a strawberry and he was really leary of the balsamic which it turns out he’s not crazy about either 🙂

  10. Lola says:

    A strawberry tart does sound good! I’m with you, though, this was good too.

  11. I’m thinking a strawberry tart would go over more easily as well. =D

  12. it was simple and lovely wasn’t it? i really loved the combination. and rest assured, all men have selective hearing. my husband pulls the same thing all the time.

  13. Patty says:

    Your tartines look delicious in the photo-I can’t imagine they weren’t very well received 😉
    But, I do like the idea of a goat cheese strawberry tart-does sound pretty good!

  14. Rose, beautiful ripe strawberry slices on top of your wonderful tartines – so nice that everyone seemed to have enjoyed this simple recipe so very much!
    Noch einen schönen Sonntag – hopefully the rain will stop soon!

  15. I am chuckling because I was the one with selective memory around here. I knew of tartines but somehow also convinced myself we were making dessert. I was so happy to find we were making fast little sandwiches that I loved the recipe before I tasted it ! But then I ate it and loved it on it’s own merit 🙂 My entire family adored this and could not believe there was black pepper OR vinegar involved….Tricia

  16. Mary Hirsch says:

    Those little honeys look fabulous and I am sure your husband liked them in a “wierd” sort of way. I think “tartine” does sound like a dessert and I almost thought, “Should I be having this for lunch?” The only other tartine I made from Dorie’s book was the dieter’s tartine and it was worlds apart from this tartine. So, everyone was right and I enjoyed the conversation.

  17. Cakelaw says:

    LOL – I was expecting it to be a tart too, but I still loved it.

  18. betsy says:

    I think husbands and their selective hearing (and memory) are universal. This was a perfect breakfast. I’ll eat this a lot this summer.

  19. Ha ha, I thought the same thing! Yay we are making a strawberry tart! And that quickly changed to huh? A cheese and strawberry sandwich?!? It was ok, but a strawberry tart would have been awesome 🙂

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