…Perhaps too simple to share but then again it’s the simple things in life that bring great joy, so here goes it!
and yet another reason to be grateful for backyard gardening and living in Southern California! Do figs grow well where you live? Around my yard, neighborhood and at the Farmers Market these deliciously sweet, soft and plump seed-full fruits are literally bursting open on trees, falling onto sidewalks and begging to be plucked before the birds beat us to them. Every year around fig season I look forward to eating them straight from the tree, Alex is always the most excited for the daily fig pick and is very sweet (and smart!) to share the homegrown fruit joy and the fig with Nova and me.
I personally can’t resist figs in a Summer salad, so that’s usually my go-to dish when figs happen to be still hanging around. However, I also can’t resist really good bread so when the food God’s happened to arrange figs and the perfect slice of rye in my home at the same time, I naturally had to spread some Kite Hill on that toasty slice and ration the sole fig (by cutting it) to cover the creamy bed of bliss. I figured it was a good idea to sprinkle on some pecans and add a drizzle of raw honey to top things off. Breakfast just got simpler, exciting and more delicious than I originally imagined.
Whether you’re hosting or attending a breakfast, lunch or dinner this season a simple recipe such as this one will satisfy any time of day and leave you with plenty of time for Summer fun. If you find yourself with a basket of figs or simply one, pick up a sharp pairing knife, toast your favorite slice and spread on some creamy dreaminess, adorn with fig slices, sprinkle pecan bits and drizzle some honey until your heart desires! I urge you to try this uncomplicated combination. Afterall Summer is a time of ease, so take it easy and enjoy!
PS. If you find yourself in Venice Beach you can get the best bread in town by visiting Gjusta.