Today is the last leg on the Summer Bounty Series. I have introduced you to marionberries, pluots, figs, and finally ground cherries. While I’m one of those annoying people who are looking forward to apple pies and gold tinted leafs, I will miss the produce summer springs forth [Read more…]
This recipe was a complete and utter accident. I woke up this morning with a hankering for french toast, except there was only buttermilk sitting daintily on the bottom shelf of my refrigerator. I figured, tomato, tomoto and poured a ½ cup serving into a glass square pan along with vanilla extract, eggs, cinnamon and sugar. The custard resembled melted ice cream, which was a sure sign of success in my book. And guess what? I was right.
We are on our third week of Summers Bounty, where I introduce you to the rare jewels of summer. First up was marionberrys, then pluots and now figs. I’m sure you probably have heard of figs before but they have such a short season, you blink and they are gone from the supermarket shelves.
Lusciously sweet, figs have a plethora of health benefits. They help lower blood pressure and are a good source of dietary fiber. Depending on which variety you snag, they also range in color and in texture.
Summer is a time to slow down, and savor those moments that are non-existent in winter. Backyard BBQ’s, late night dips in your neighbors pool, knocking back chilled bottles of beer on a hot summer day, and flaunting that bikini bod without a care in the world.