Tag Archives: Figs

Fig and Anise Bread (Overnight Method)

Fig and Anise Bread

Baking yeasted bread is easy, but it can be one of the most intimidating things to tackle if you’ve never done it. My first time, I almost convinced myself I couldn’t do it at all. I was in culinary school, in my early 50’s, struggling to keep up […]

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Fig Crostata

Fig Crostata: The Wimpy Vegetarian

Buttery crust with hints of apple cider sweetness, filled with figs simmered in orange juice, apple cider syrup, and cardamom. About a year ago, I was sitting in my Italian class and our teacher asked us all to express to the class (in Italian) a […]

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Fig, Ricotta and Honey Tart

Fig, Ricotta, Honey Tart enh 400 : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Gorgeous tart of fresh figs, goat/ricotta cheeses, honey, and proscuitto, all presented on a puff pastry sheet. I know my limits better these days than in my youth, although some who know me may beg to differ.  I’ve always liked to push myself as far […]

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Brandied Figs with Orange Mascarpone

Honeyed Fig with Orange Mascarpone

Brandied figs poached in honey, orange juice and anise, served with a scoop of orange zested mascarpone.                                              Some foods were born to be together. Some examples […]

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Fig Apple Jam

fig apple jam

Fig and apple jam with flavors of brown sugar, cinnamon, and orange. Figs are such a sensuous fruit, I think. When I eat them, I feel like I should be reclining on a divan with long lustrous hair spilling down my back; and lots of […]

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Grilled Pear, Fig and Endive Flatbread

grilled pear, fig, and endive flatbread

Hearty appetizer of grilled pears, figs and endive arranged on flatbread and topped with ricotta and blue cheese. At least once a month here, I’ll be showcasing a farm or ranch where I’ve been lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes tour,  along with a recipe […]

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