August 14, 2009

Friday Lunch in Philly: Putting Some Local Figs to Good Use

At the Wednesday afternoon Farmers' Market near Schuylkill Banks, I couldn't resist the small containers of fresh figs for only $2. My favorite all-time fig flavor pairing—it's a classic—is with blue cheese. So, I picked up a small hunk, a fresh multi-grain roll from DiBruno Brothers and mixed up some honey with some balsamic vinegar to make a simple, sweet and acidic sauce.
As a side dish, I tossed some beautiful, local heirloom tomatoes (mostly yellow, with streaks of red that reminded me of the broken tulips from Botany of Desire) with some nice California olive oil, salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon. It was a nice time.

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