Fig Season

Our fig tree is quite prolific and when I can manage to get to them before the raccoons make of f with the entire lot, we have them for lunch with Mascarpone Cheese, Tuscan Melons, Prosciutto and Green Grape Gazpacho Soup..
Inspiration came this morning by way of Monique's beautiful Blog for figs, goat cheese, rosemary and bacon crumbles. I used a bit of prosciutto in place of the bacon and will pop these under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp it up.

Green Grape Gazpacho

1 pound white seedless grapes, washed and stems removed
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and rough-chopped
1-1/2 cups plain yogurt
3 scallions, chopped, using the green and white parts
1/4 cup cream cheese
1 Tablespoons olive oil
3 to 4 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tsp kosher salt
1/8 tsp white pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon fresh dill
Sliced Almonds

Puree all ingredients except dill & almonds in a blender: strain through a coarse strainer.
Garnish with sliced Almonds, dill and some grape halves

Have a beautiful day!
Photography By: Ryannan Bryer de Hickman
Sotto Il Monte Vineyards


  1. oh so beautiful, i am glad you are back sharing your gorgeous photos. i am just off to pick some figs myself, i am going to make blue cheese fig pizza :)

  2. You are as genuinely sweet as a fig:) Your photos are glorious and I echo Jain's words..I am so happy to have you back again.
    The green grape gazpacho sounds so good also.
    I hope your whole family is well:)

  3. Thank you so much........enjoy your evening...delicious food here today !!.....xxx...

  4. i made your soup tonight, oh my, most refreshing soup ever, WILD ABOUT IT!

  5. How fabulous to have such a bounty of figs Ry! Last time I saw them in our Market they had a price tag of $14/lb or about $4.50 per fig!!
    Millie x

  6. I miss fig fruits. It reminds me of my grand dads home. He used to pick fig fruits for his grand sons.


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