Fig, Honey & Goat Cheese Tart with Rosemary & Prosciutto

© 2012

We’re reaching the end of fig season. It always comes and goes so quickly but we do enjoy it when it is here. Continue reading

Brandied Figs

© 2012

There is nothing like the unique taste and texture of fresh figs. They are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. A fresh fig tastes like a mix of a peach and a strawberry. Unfortunately, fresh figs are one of the most perishable fruits and have a very short harvesting season. As a result, figs should be purchased only a day or two in advance of when you are planning on eating them. Once the season is done you have to wait until next year unless, of course, you preserve them in some fashion. Well, this is one of my ways for preserving figs. Continue reading

Sourdough Prosciutto Panini with Fresh Figs and Brie Cheese

© 2012

This posts is for my friend Cecil. Cecil is a sandwich man. He occasionally visits the blog but not very often because Cecil hates seafood, of any kind. I try to tell him there are other things on the site that are good but Cecil doesn’t like to cook. He does like good food but his diet consists mostly of sandwiches. So CL, here is a new sandwich for you to try. For the rest of you readers, THIS IS A KILLER PANINI that you owe it to yourself to try, especially while fresh figs are in season. Better act fast otherwise you will have to wait until next year. :(

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