Tuesday, September 13, 2005


Figs with Blue Cheese and Honey

Oh kids, what am I to do? I have had a Johnny Cash ditty swimming around in my poor little head for a week now! There is an actual scientific name for that (when you get a song stuck I mean) I just don’t have the first clue what it is. (Do you?) Sigh. That has nothing to do with today’s recipe, I just wanted to share, in hopes it would make it go away (I love the song, I really do, its just the endless mental loop is a touch grating) so far it hasn’t helped, but I'll keep positive. What else can you do, right? (Suggestions welcome!)

With that said, I just wanted to post this shot of figs with blue cheese, walnuts and honey that I made as a snack the other day. With figs in season, and honey always a treat, this was an ideal cocktail snack. I have another fig recipe to post this week (I must be off mint! It's amazing!) so stay tuned for that, but in the mean time try this, and enjoy!

24 plump, ripe figs
4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
¼ cup walnut pieces

Using a sharp knife, cut an X shape into the fig from the top to almost the base. Using your index fingers and thumbs gently squeeze the figs to open them up. Fill them with some cheese, nuts and then drizzle with honey. Serve room temp. Makes 24 snacks.


Don’t say I didn’t warn you: Fig wasps are wasps of the family Agaonidae which pollinate figs or are otherwise associated with figs. Among the Agaonidae, the female is a normal insect, while the male is wingless and never leaves the fig he hatched in.

Most blue cheeses today are either injected with the (naturally occurring in the right circumstances) mold or the mold is mixed right in with the curds to ensure consistency in the product.

Making honey begins when field bees fly from flower to flower collecting nectar from flowers. With their tongues, bees suck out the nectar and store it in sacs within their bodies. After filling their sacs, the field bees regurgitate the stored nectar into the mouths of house bees.

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Oh, I am in heaven--bleu fromage and fruit! I am in love with your site!
Ah, I knew I was missing something for these beautiful figs. I found your site and there it was: walnuts! Thx!
it's known as an earworm, thanks for the recipe
Scatter - I knew that was the slang term, but there really is a scientific term, or, some MIT geeks were pulling my leg...I just cant recall what it was...ironic, yes? LOL.
I have some dried figs. I'm wondering if I can make something similar but make it as a spread by finely chopping dried figs, blue cheese and walnuts. What do you think?
Absolutly! Yum!
Delicious recipe. I grilled the figs and finished them off.
Thank you. ameena
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