1. One of my favorite things about summer. (There are four or five varieties of tomatoes in there!)
The name of this salad is quite a mouthful, but not as much a mouthful as your first bite of this fresh and crisp, sweet and creamy, savory and buttery all-in-one concoction. In most recipes there’s usually a star, a standout ingredient that really makes it. But in this one, I can’t really choose among […]
Strawberries. Fresh. From my berry patch!
In the summer of 2010, I discovered the world of fresh figs. These figs came from a marvelous old tree in my yard, the last vestige of a fig orchard that used to stand on the property. It stuns me that only one tree was spared from that orchard as houses started cropping up around […]
As I write this, the last of the figs have been harvested and my tree is starting to shed its leaves for winter. So it’s only fitting that my last fig recipe of the season also be the best — a gourmet concoction of juicy roasted figs, sweet caramelized onions, and melt-in-your-mouth creamy goat cheese […]
Last week I brought you my all-time favorite homemade preserve — balsamic fig jam with black peppercorn. Hopefully, you still have enough figs left over because you will definitely want to try my other favorite fig recipe. It’s just as simple to make, sweeter but not too sweet, and even low in sugar without sacrificing […]
What’s more exciting than picking that first ripe fig of the season off your tree? Picking an entire basketful of ripe, juicy figs! And a basketful is enough to make a small batch of one of my all-time favorite preserves — balsamic fig jam spiced with whole black peppercorns. What makes this jam so different […]