Sunday, August 21, 2011

Figgy Fantastic

My friend Laura came into a large box of figs last week and was kind enough to share.  The figs from family owned trees are a yearly staple for her so in addition to the figs themselves she also shared one of her favorite ways to serve them.  These appetizeresque beauties could not be simpler.    Just slice some good bread, ( I went with Norwood Cottages Bellevue Baguette) lightly toast in the oven or on the grill, add Goat Cheese, sliced figs, and finish off with a drizzle of honey and balsamic vinegar.

The plate pictured above was the second round for a small group gathered poolside last week.  Some folks who had never tried figs, and are not ones to go for goat cheese or balsamic vinegar tried one to be polite and loved them so much they went for more.  I ran out of goat cheese towards the end and used some extra sharp cheddar in its place.  It overwhelmed the fig, but was supper tasty just the same.

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