Figs & waking

…gastronomical perfection can be reached in these combinations: one person dining alone, usually upon a couch or a hill side; two people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good restaurant; six people… dining in a good home.
~ M. F. K. Fisher

Is it ridiculous to admit that the only thing that got me out of bed this morning was the thought of the fresh figs in my kitchen?

Breakfast today was an impromptu plate composed of the following:

    sweet ripe figs
    careless cubes of buffalo mozzarella
    fragments of fresh basil
    salty shreds of prosciutto
    balsamic vinegar – a splash, and
    black pepper.

Recommended for days you need swift assistance with getting out of bed.

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8 responses to “Figs & waking

  1. Looks amazing! I wish this was my breakfast too! I’ve never had fresh figs but they look a lot better than the dried ones.

    • Hi Laura, thanks for your comment! I think fresh figs and dried figs taste quite different, I held off eating fresh figs for a long time because I held the taste of dried figs in my memory… I am so glad someone got me to try a fresh one, it is so utterly delicious!

  2. The most disappointing news I’ve had all week was when my wife came home and told me her coworker who had a fig tree moved, so no more free figs this summer. Oh well, they’re worth buying. This is such a classic recipe. Beautiful photo!

  3. wow what a breakfast, beats my peanut butter on toast ………

  4. Mmm, you really did pick a stellar combination of flavours there. Wish I could find decent fresh figs, I can’t even seem to get any at the farmers market. Maybe I should go earlier…but then I’d need figs first to get me out of bed >.<

    • ;-) I expect that figs would sell out pretty quickly – I hadn’t seen them on previous visits to the market, but this time I went on a very rainy Saturday and there were less people there so I got lucky!

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