Tuesday, August 21, 2012


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. 

Meet Barley:

Barley all tuckered out and ready to nap!

Tell me...what do you like to pair figs with? 


  1. Some cracked black pepper goes nicely over whatever cheese you use. You can even add a basil leaf for some added herbal flavor.

    1. Oh and I also like to wrap them with prosciutto.

    2. Mmmm... I wanted to try them with prosciutto but I forgot to grab some. Next time! Thanks for the tips, Matthew Jay!!

  2. really, really mold-tastic blue cheese! paired at table, or you can tuck the cheese inside and bake them for a few minutes, then drizzle with honey or with balsamic reduction


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