Fig tart

August 28, 2013

fig tart


Every week I get a CSA box that comes from a local organic farm. Once thing I love most about it being a CSA member is that it teaches me what is in harvest in each season. So many times when I go to the store, I just end up buying the produce I want, wither or not it is in season…like take for example, apples. When I buy them in April it means some farm in Washington state had a truck transport that apple miles and miles to get to my local market in CA since apples don’t grow here in April. I love getting only the fruits and veggies that are currently in season and training myself to cook with the seasons. It’s a challenge and I’m always up for a good challenge! Sometimes I get the hankering for Strawberry crunch in December but then I just tell myself who wants strawberry crunch when you can make a warm apple pie with fresh apples right from your CSA box? Right?! So now, we (almost) fully cook only within the seasons harvest and feel like our meals just taste better since they are made with fresher ingredients.

This week I pulled out a carton of fresh mission figs…YUM! Last year I made a fig tart with an almond crust. I wanted to share the recipe with you but it was not my favorite since the crust was a little too think and dense for me. The recipe was a total flop since I spent a good part of the afternoon baking and cutting, envisioning a beautiful fig tart coming right from the oven and what I got was a hardpan crust. oh boy…

Sooo…do any of you have a good fig recipe? For now, I just sliced some of the figs up and put them over my morning bowl of quinoa and coconut flakes.

If you have any good fig recipes that are gluten free please feel free to share!