"COOKING IS LOVE MADE VISIBLE"
This time of year gets me back into the kitchen roasting. A nice merge of roasted figs over a fresh bed of arugula with a garnish or toasted pine nuts and goat cheese is a gentle ease into the flavors of fall. Deeelicious!
Did you know that fig leaves were made into clothing for Adam and Eve in the story of the Garden of Eden? Not only that, historically figs have been considered a potent aphrodisiac.
I don't know about you, but I'll take some! Part of the mulberry family, these succulent little fruits are full of a healthy sweet flavor full of good fiber and trace minerals such as magnesium, copper, potassium and calcium.
Also, take note: Figs get more nutritionally dense when dried (say what?). Feel free to snack on them dried with your favorite nut or seed.
Enjoy this delicious late summer salad.