Fresh Fig and Olive Oil Cake

  Is anyone out there as happy as I am to see fresh figs at the market?  When I spotted them during my last shopping trip, I quickly grabbed a dozen or so without a recipe in mind.  But this is the beauty of figs–they are so versatile.  They pair well with salty charcuterie as […]

Bosc Pears with Rum, Mascarpone and Ginger Syrup

  It’s almost time to bid adieu to pear season.  It’s a shame because they are one my favorite fruits.  When I was a child, my favorite was the crisp and extremely juicy apple pear, An Asian variety.  These days I tend to pick up the Bartlett or Bosc varieties but really, I love them […]