Five Little Things - August 23, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | SLICED FIGS

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Figs I’m madly, deeply in love with figs, so this time of year, my heart (and tummy) is all twitterpated at the sight of them. I savor them as much as I can, knowing that fairly soon, they…

Five Little Things - August 23, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | SLICED FIGS
Five Little Things

Five Little Things - August 23, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | SLICED FIGS

Five little things I loved this week:

Figs

I’m madly, deeply in love with figs, so this time of year, my heart (and tummy) is all twitterpated at the sight of them. I savor them as much as I can, knowing that fairly soon, they will disappear for another year. Despite all the delicious ways you can prepare figs (I think there are eight recipes that I have shared so far), I still prefer them simply, sliced fresh, perhaps with a drizzle of good honey and a morsel of cheese. What are your favorite ways to enjoy figs?

Last Week of Summer Vacation

Could it really be? We’re enjoying our last few days of the children’s summer vacation, and while I know that we are all excited and ready to return to the routine, I am also a teensy bit sad that it is over. Fifth and Second Grades, here we come! (Gulp.)

Summer Block Parties

We had our last summer block party of the season last Saturday, and it was a nice way to wind down the summer. As the sun set, we welcomed the rare warm evening, which meant wine and nibbles for the grown ups and firepit s’mores and movies projected outdoors for all the neighborhood children.

S’mores Layer Cake

Speaking of s’mores, you’ve got to check out the S’mores Layer Cake that Kita from Pass the Sushi made, from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Incredible.

Foods Named After People

I always enjoy a little historical trivia, especially when it comes to food. Here is Mental Floss’ 28 Foods Named After People. I’m sorry to say Betty Crocker isn’t one of them.

Happy Friday, everyone! If you have school on the horizon, have you started? Are you ready? Either way, get some extra rest this weekend!

Comments

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. Sarah @ Well Dined

    I have many favorite ways to enjoy figs! I have posted about many of them if anyone wants to check them out. Of note – a fig galette with honeyed goat cheese and mascarpone, accented with coconut and cardamom; balsamic roasted figs over fresh homemade ricotta or whipped mascarpone; simple tartines with figs, honey, ricotta, and black pepper. Enjoy!

    Reply
  2. kitchen design albuquerque

    Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog article or
    vice-versa? My site goes over a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we
    could greatly benefit from each other. If you might be interested feel free to
    shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Excellent blog by the way!

    Reply
  3. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet}

    I completely conquer with you Liren on the adoration for figs! In fact, I went to TJ’s today and picked up almost 20 pounds of figs to make my famous Balsamic Fig Jam! Saw that you highlighted our blogger jam party – that was so much fun!!!!

    Reply
  4. Cristina

    You’d be disappointed in me, Liren – I have a bunch of figs in the fridge about past their prime because I haven’t started enjoying them yet! The fig season does go too quickly. Have a lovely summer weekend! ;)

    Reply
  5. Cookin Canuck

    I am a trivia geek. In fact, my running partner refers to me as Cliff Clavin. Her brain is going to explode when I rattle off all the food facts in that video!

    Reply
Kitchen Confidante®

Kitchen Confidante uses cookies to serve you the best possible experience. By using our website, we understand that you accept their use and agree to our cookie policy.

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close