Thursday, 3 July 2014


Here in Portugal, figs are coming into season and they are wonderfully delicious and very versatile. We have been out to gather a few this morning - a sticky pursuit! The sap that comes from the tree is not kind to skin and next time I hope to remember rubber gloves. Anyway, suffering the 'goo' is worth it!

Before and ....


I have several recipes for figs, but this is simple and scrumptious!

Figilicious Canapes:
Cut some baguette bread on the angle and lightly toast. Slice some figs and place on top, then crumble blue cheese (I favour Roquefort). Using a kitchen blow torch, scorch the cheese lightly and drizzle with a little Balsamic vinegar. That's it - just let the contrasting flavours dance on your tongue!