It’s getting just a little harder to find figs these days, and that’s usually the first sign for me that it’s time for earthier, more comforting flavours to make their way back into my everyday cooking.
Like very many people, I cook seasonally. I look forward to certain months, anxiously awaiting the return of something, usually plums and berries.
However, I’ve noticed that I do not upload blog posts seasonally. I tend to post recipes because I’ve cooked the dish again, or I come across the photo, a post-it note. Sometimes I post recipes because there’s a particular national food holiday or event that creates a playful link. Other time, I post recipes because everyone else does, not so much to say, ‘hey, I can do it to’, but more because there’s this urgency sometimes in the food blog community when a trend takes off and you just get caught up and dragged along for the ride.
So, partly because of a seasonal cheese challenge throw down from Fromage Homage, and partly because I will very soon be figless until next season, I will post some of my favourite and newly discovered seasonal dishes for May.
Ingredients Method * Mission figs are best for baking, but any fresh figs will work quite nicely.
Honey Roasted Figs and Mascarpone-Yogurt Parfait
* Mission figs are best for baking, but any fresh figs will work quite nicely.