31 responses

  1. Evan Thomas
    July 6, 2010

    This is my favorite thing to make with fresh figs: http://www.foodmakesfunfuel.com/recipes/fig-and-almond-blondies/

    You could also try just reducing them in a sauce pan with sugar and water and putting that over cold ice cream

  2. Courtney @ Three Months
    July 6, 2010

    Oh goodness…I’m quite obsessed with fresh fruit also! Gotta love summer! πŸ™‚

  3. Jenny
    July 6, 2010

    Yummy! I love that cornbread!

  4. kaztronomic
    July 6, 2010

    I love to eat fresh figs straight up. They’re very mild in sweetness and taste so good. Yum.

  5. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    July 6, 2010

    I can’t waste figs on cooking or baking. I have to eat them fresh!!

    I do love me some fig jam though.

  6. brandi
    July 6, 2010

    If you still have ricotta, halve the figs, spoon in some ricotta mixed with vanilla, and top with a drizzle of honey.

    You could also grill the figs first or roast them before filling and eating.

    • Jacquie
      July 6, 2010

      I was just about to say this too! It’s my favorite way for sure.

  7. hundredtenpounds
    July 6, 2010

    Those crabcakes look tasty! Do you have a recipe?

  8. britchickruns
    July 6, 2010

    Lol I thought that corn bread was a slice of tiramisu for a minute πŸ˜›
    Fig wise – fresh ones are lovely baked in the oven,then drizzled with honey/agave/date syrup, cinnamon etc..SO good!!

  9. Karla
    July 6, 2010

    I like fresh figs plain. But you can also marinate them in some balsamic vinegar and sugar and roast them.
    4 figs quartered + 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar + 1 tbsp sugar, macerate 20 mins then roast about 20 minutes. Serve over vanilla ice cream, or frozen yogurt. Deeeelish!

  10. Marilou @ Mostly Healthy
    July 6, 2010

    Soup when it’s that hot outside? You got me sweating just looking at it heheheh πŸ™‚

  11. Amelia
    July 6, 2010

    I love figs by themselves! However, if you want to do something with them….
    Figs stuffed with goat cheese, drizzled in honey and sprinkled with crushed walnuts.
    Figs poached in Reisling over vanilla ice cream.
    Figs in an almond tart shell with fresh whipped cream (I used the tart shell recipe from Clean Food).

  12. newleafeats
    July 6, 2010

    I’m so jealous about the figs! I can’t ever find fresh figs here! I’m lucky that I was able to find dried figs at my grocery store…

  13. The Linz
    July 6, 2010

    YAY Figs! My brother brought some over this weekend and they were delicious! He just cut them in half and dipped them in white chocolate. I am not really a fan of white chocolate but the taste of both together was unreal.

  14. Brynne
    July 6, 2010

    I just bought figs too! I’m planning to make a yogurt mess with them :0) But maybe for dessert on top of some ice cream with almond butter?

  15. Avryan
    July 6, 2010

    Stuff the figs with goat cheese, drizzle on some honey and balsamic vinegar (or either one) and add a sprinkle of pistachios and toss them under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese starts to bubble. delicious. You can also wrap them with pancetta and do the same thing for a more savory side

  16. missyrayn
    July 6, 2010

    I love fresh fruit in the summer. It never lasts in my fridge. I need to actually go buy more πŸ™‚

  17. Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    July 6, 2010

    Mmmm I love crabcakes!!

  18. Ariffa
    July 6, 2010


  19. Lindsey @ Sound Eats
    July 6, 2010

    I’ve never tasted a fresh fig before, but do you think you could do some sort of fig-brulee with it? Like sprinkle a touch of sugar on top of the fig halves and broil a couple minutes? Maybe serve with some honey and/or mint-spiked ricotta?

    Ok, I need fresh figs to play with now!!

  20. Marina
    July 6, 2010

    I adore fresh figs on their own, I could eat them all day long.
    Once I tried a pizza, it had 4 types of cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh figs. it was an amazing combo!

  21. AprilBRuns
    July 6, 2010

    For the figs, try this:

    Slice figs in half.
    Cover each half with a small amount of blue cheese or feta.
    Broil in toaster oven for a few minutes.
    Remove from oven and drizzle with honey.

    So.delicious! I’ve been buying figs for the past few weeks at the grocery store and tried this and it’s simple and so yummy! I <3 fresh figs.
    Another suggestion is a fig and goat cheese pizza…also super good.

  22. Kelly
    July 6, 2010

    cornbread and me are BFF’s….looks delicious!

  23. Shannon
    July 6, 2010

    cut figs in half, top with goat cheese, drizzle with balsamic vinegar, warm in oven. absolutely delicious πŸ™‚

  24. Lisa @ bakebikeblog
    July 6, 2010

    You could try caramelising the figs – or making fig jam πŸ™‚

  25. emilydianne
    July 6, 2010

    Cherries are the BEST right now! My suggestion for fresh fruit: peaches and blackberries! They are always in my fridge during the summer πŸ™‚

  26. carolinebee
    July 6, 2010

    Fun weekend Meghann!! I’m going home in about 2 weeks and I can’t wait for some home cooking, fro yo and Mexican food πŸ˜€ Fresh fruit is actually reallllyyy expensive in Boston, i guess it’s all shipped from Florida/CA?? My girlfriend went to buy cherries at a little market in our neighborhood…and the lady goes, “You know those are $18 right?” Hahahha needless to say she passed on the cherries!

  27. gavrielski
    July 6, 2010

    I’m obsessed with summer fruit too–especially apricots, peaches, and melon. So delicious! I have tried baking figs and it makes them a little sweeter. Enjoy your fruit!

  28. Katherine: What About Summer?
    July 6, 2010

    ah that crab cake in soup is such a good idea

  29. theprocessofhealing
    July 6, 2010

    Whole Foods has the BEST cornbread! And I’m so all over summer fruits and veggies. Peaches are my favorite probably…

  30. Natalie Rae
    July 7, 2010

    So funny- Your first picture is exactly what I brought to work today πŸ™‚

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