Fig & Jarlsberg Flatbread Sandwich

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August is one of my favorite times of year simply for the fact that figs are in season.  Unfortunately it seems that although these little jewels have been grown in California for a good long time, people still don’t seem to know what to do with them.  I wait, with anticipation, for them to show […]

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Fig, Brie, & Prosciutto Tarts

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Fig, Brie, & Prosciutto Tarts Makes 4 tarts 1 sheet puff pastry (about 8.7 ounces) 4 ounces brie cheese 4 figs, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices 1 ounce prosciutto, cut into 2-inch long pieces 1. Thaw the puff pastry sheet as directed on the package.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.  Lightly grease a […]

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Fig, Ginger, Star Anise Preserves

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Fig, Ginger, Star Anise Preserves Makes 2 3/4 cups preserves 1 1/2 cups water 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 pounds fresh ripe figs, peeled and chopped 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped 3 star anise 1. In a medium-size pot, combine the water and sugar and […]

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