Posts Tagged ‘figs’

Figs with Fromage Frais and Lavender Honey

Late Summer figs have a richer, more concentrated flavor than the Spring crop, almost jam-like. Unfortunately their season lasts only a few weeks. Fromage frais accentuates their ruby-pink sweetness, and a drizzle of lavender honey adds subtle floral notes. Such an uncomplicated dessert to make, but the ingredients blend together to produce a sophisticated whole.

Smoked Duck Tartine with Mixed Green Salad and Red Wine-Dijon Vinaigrette

A tartine (tar-TEEN) is a French open-faced sandwich. Enjoy this for lunch or a light dinner.

Almond Tart with Fresh Berries or Figs

This tart is ambrosial when made with perfectly-ripe strawberries — the berries should be crimson all over, with no white ’shoulders’. If strawberries are not in season, it is equally delicious made with raspberries, blackberries, or sliced figs.