Month: October 2015

Grilled Blackberry Chevre Sandwich

Grilled Blackberry Chèvre Sandwich

“Every year, the bright Scandinavian summer nights fade away without anyone’s noticing. One evening in August you have an errand outdoors, and all of a sudden it’s pitch-black. A great warm, dark silence surrounds the house. It is still summer, but the summer is no longer alive. It has come to a standstill; nothing withers, and fall is not ready to begin.” (Tove Jansson, The Summer Book) One of my favorite things about living in southern Sweden are the stark contrasts of seasons. For the short time I lived in Florida, I missed the frigid snows, the muddy, chill regrowth, and particularly the burst of color as the trees prepared for winter. Here the seasonal changes sneak up on you. One day you’re enjoying a cold beer on the balcony in the lingering sunlight hours after dinner, the next you’re wrapped up in a woolen blanket with steaming tea, watching the sun set with hours to go before bedtime. A month ago, I went out everyday for a week, collecting blackberries and bringing them home …