Today is absolutely gorgeous and it has put me in a fantastic mood! The sun is shining and there is a slight breeze helping me stay cool.
On my way home from the gym this morning I stopped at one of my favorite places in Albany, Cardona's Market. This is an adorable, little family run Italian market that has everything a girl could ask for, and more. Seeing as how this hidden treasure is right around the corner from my house, I like to treat myself with a trip to Cardona's at least once a week.
Today I came across some delightful looking figs and automatically decided I had to bring some of those sweet goodies home with me. I've never actually bought figs before, but have had them numerous times while eating out. I guess its time to start experimenting!
Take a look, aren't they just delectable?
Now, obviously my first thought was, What can I eat these with?! And then it came to me... goat cheese! I am a mega goat cheese lover and will try to put it on just about everything!
|Fresh fig with goat cheese and a drizzle of honey|
After this little decadent treat I knew I needed / wanted MORE! So, I paired some figs with a slice of my new creamy Havarti cheese I bought at Cardona's.
|Fresh fig with Creamy Havarti cheese, a drizzle of honey, on a Carr's table water cracker.|
Just as I thought, pure decadence! I didn't feel guilty eating a couple of these bad boys because each fig is only 21 calories and they are full of fiber, Vitamin K, and antioxidants! Go Figs!
I finished enjoying these treats outside as I watched my pup run around and play in the sunshine.
|Barley all tuckered out and ready to nap!|
Tell me...what do you like to pair figs with?