Fig Bars

Fig Bars |

    Nabisco’s Fig Newtons were my introduction to figs.  They were my favorite sweet treat from the grocery store as a child and I could easily eat half the package in one sitting; the other half wouldn’t last long after.  I don’t remember my sisters ever being as fond of them as I was […]

Tortilla Pizza with Figs, Feta, Bacon and Arugula

Tortilla Pizza with Figs, Feta, Bacon and Arugula-3

  I have mentioned a few times during the last few posts that I have been cleaning out my refrigerator.  On weekends when my husband and I don’t feel like going out to dinner odd leftover vegetables and meat make their way into fried rice.  The variations are endless and the results foolproof.  I am […]

Prawn, Pesto, Fig and Feta Sandwich

Prawn, Pesto, Fig and Feta Sandwich-2

  I can count on one hand the number of times I will choose a sandwich for dinner (on any given month with few fingers left to spare) over a rice or pasta dish.  I wouldn’t think twice about a turkey, tuna or roast beef sandwich for lunch but for dinner?  I don’t know why […]

Caprese Salad with Fig Balsamic Dressing

Caprese Salad with Fig Balsamic Dressing-2

  If there is one type of dish that makes me miss not growing tomatoes this year it would be a salad.  A bowl of pasta tossed in a simple tomato-based sauce is a close second, but I can usually come up with easy substitutes like capers, olives or anchovies to add substance to pasta […]

Fresh Fig Galette

Fresh Fig Galette-2

  This is the fig galette that I had planned to serve to friends recently.  But time being scarce that day, I made these stuffed figs instead, a tasty answer to my call for a shortcut dessert.  Not having grown up eating fresh figs, I am still discovering all that this ancient fruit has to offer.  Truth […]