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Here in Portugal, figs are coming into season and they are wonderfully delicious and very versatile. We have been out to gather a few this morning – a sticky pursuit! The sap that comes from the tree is not kind to skin and next time I hope to remember rubber gloves. Anyway, suffering the ‘goo’ is worth it!

Before and ….
I have several recipes for figs, but this is simple and scrumptious!

Figilicious Canapes:

Cut some baguette bread on the angle and lightly toast. Slice some figs and place on top, then crumble blue cheese (I favour Roquefort). Using a kitchen blow torch, scorch the cheese lightly and drizzle with a little Balsamic vinegar. That’s it – just let the contrasting flavours dance on your tongue!

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