Let's Get Dirty | All Blogs


Lovely figs combine with fresh-picked sage

By Penny Stine

Usually, when I'm using something from yard or garden this time of year, it comes via the freezer (or the living room greenhouse). On Sunday, we were going to a party to watch the football game that must not be named, and I wanted to make an unusual appetizer using figs.
I googled fig appetizers and found one that combined figs, blue cheese, fresh sage leaves and prosciutto. It sounded intriguing and although my sage looks sad and half-dead, the leaves are still full of flavor.

I had the figs at home, but had to buy the blue cheese and prosciutto. Then I went out into the cold to pick a handful of sage. Like I said, it looks pretty pathetic this time of year, but the flavor is fine.
I cut off the hard stem of the fig, stuffed it with a bit of blue cheese, topped it with a sage leaf and then wrapped it in the prosciutto. The recipe said to grill or sauté them, but I didn't feel like doing either one, so I I broiled them for a few minutes.
I thought they were pretty good, but they didn't seem to be a hit at the party, which meant I got to take leftovers home. I wasn't sure how they would taste after sitting in the fridge for a day, but when I got home from work and working out after work last night, I was hungry, so I popped one in the microwave for about 7 seconds just to take the chill off and warm it slightly.
It was fabulous. Seriously, it was better than I thought it was when I first made it. I have no idea whether the flavors gradually melded together to create a better taste sensation or whether hunger just warped my taste buds. Either way, I'm quite pleased that there are five more in the fridge.
 

COMMENTS

Please Login or Register to leave a comment.




Recent Posts
Touching the Sky
By Ann Driggers
Monday, July 28, 2014

Happiness is having a good neck pillow
By Melinda Mawdsley
Monday, July 28, 2014

Squirrling away for winter…
By Julie Norman
Monday, July 28, 2014

An interesting type of basil
By Penny Stine
Monday, July 28, 2014

Just Wondering
By Randee Bergen
Monday, July 28, 2014


TOP JOBS




THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2014 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy