Fig and Manchego Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Last year I had my first taste of fresh figs, with my Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza and this year I was excited to experiment with them again in their short little window of opportunity. I started seeing them pop up at Farmer's Markets and the grocery store and scored some Buy One, Get One Free at Publix. Well now I had about 2 lbs of figs to use, better get cooking. First we tried out these … [Read more...]

Blue Cheese Stuffed Figs

So you bought a whole quart of figs for the pizza, but only used a few. I’m not one to waste food so I decided to make some blue cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped figs for lunch. These are also a great appetizer or even dinner with a big salad. I made these under the broiler, but for even less cleanup consider grilling these tasty little figs.  Don’t worry about the cheese melting out, some cheese … [Read more...]

Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza

Before cooking this pizza I had never tried a fig that didn’t come as the filling of a cookie. Since fig season seems to be pretty short. I figured I may as well give it a go. Combining inspiration from a few different sources a fig and goat cheese pizza seemed right up my alley.   Up until I took my first bite of pizza I had still never tried a fig. Aren’t you supposed to test a new … [Read more...]