Every year we have a multi-generational potluck gathering to celebrate the 4th of July. Friends Roy and Joel always bring a delicious array of homemade dips and chips that we all devour gleefully...I will try to get those recipes for a future post. This year they also brought a fabulous marinated goat cheese -- after the party was over we were chatting about the evening and realized that Page, Lauren, and I had all asked for the recipe!! It is simple enough to be passed on by word of mouth...take a log of inexpensive goat cheese (the inexpensive part was emphasized!) and gather any herbs you have in the garden or in your refrigerator (except for rosemary which is too woody) and roughly chop them. Add the herbs (we used about 1/2 cup), the zest and juice of a lemon, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and enough olive oil to generously coat the cheese (we used 5 or 6 tablespoons). Cover and refrigerate for several hours, spooning oil herb mixture over the top periodically to baste.