The fruit that I think of as the exotic ‘forbidden fruit’. In my mind, I can imagine lovers dropping figs into each other’s open, welcoming mouthes! Very erotic to say the least.
But that’s certainly not my reality!
Instead, I snatch up two more small baskets of fresh Black Mission figs when I know that I should only buy one! What am I going to do with all of these before I leave for Italy on Saturday and before these delicate-skinned little things spoil?
Well, serendipity is a wonderful phenomenon that I firmly believe in: when you’re thinking of something, than something related to that ‘thing’ will appear.
Suddenly today while thinking of my figs, a blog email post arrived in my in-box for “Brown Sugar Roasted Figs Oatmeal” from Joy the Baker
Is that perfect timing or WHAT?
First of all, I ADORE warm oatmeal with brown sugar at least three times a week. Originally intended to help bring my cholesterol down . . . of which I’ve successfully accomplished and then some! As a result, oatmeal with brown sugar is a weekly regime in my nutrition. Plus this recipe calls for almond milk which I have also happily adopted! My husband doesn’t drink milk (if you can believe that!) so the switch to almond milk had no impact on him whatsoever.