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Fig, blueberry and raspberry tartlets

by Alice on settembre 22, 2011

Ingredients For the filling (quantitites are enough for 3 -8 cm- tartlets) 120 g fresh blueberries, cleaned 60 g fresh raspberries, cleaned and crushed the juice of half a lemon 4 tablespoons agave syrup 1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract 4-5 fresh figs, cleaned and cut into wedges 1 tablespoon muscovado sugar For the crust See […]

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Ingredients half a (round) radicchio head, cleaned and thinly sliced into ribbons 3-4 fresh, ripe, firm figs, cleaned and cut into quarters 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds extra virgin olive oil, to taste whole sea salt, just enough to taste balsamic vinegar, to taste fresh thyme leaves, cleaned (to taste) Makes 2 servings.

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Fig and hazelnut open sandwich

by Alice on settembre 13, 2010

Ingredients multy grain or wholemeal bread, sliced (and lightly toasted, if you prefer) maple syrup hazelnut butter fresh figs (ripe but firm), cleaned and cut into quarters shelled hazelnuts, coarsely chopped dark chocolate, preferably Fairtrade

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Pistachio and chocolate covered figs

by Alice on settembre 26, 2009

Ingredients 1 dark chocolate bar (100 g), preferably Fairtrade, 80% cacao 2 teaspoons hazelnut butter a pinch of cinnamon a pinch of chilli powder a pinch of whole sea salt 8 fresh figs, ripe but firm, washed and pat dried with kitchen paper 2 handfuls unsalted pistachios, shells and skins removed, very coarsely chopped Directions […]

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Fig jam with almonds, lemon and rosemary

by Alice on settembre 24, 2009

Ingredients 16 fresh, ripe figs 100 ml natural mineral or filtered water 400 g rice malt syrup 6 tablespoons muscovado sugar 2 handfuls of almonds, peeled 2 teaspoons dried minced rosemary zest of 2 lemons (organic), cut into ribbons using a potato peeler Makes about 2 jars, 300 g each. Directions Wash the figs, trim them […]

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Ingredients For the salad 3 handfuls fresh green beans, ends trimmed (plus natural mineral or filtered water and a pinch of whole sea salt, to cook them) 4-5 fresh, ripe but firm figs 4 handfuls of rocket 2 small, ripe but firm white peaches For the dressing 8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon ground […]

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Ingredients For the almond-thyme ‘cheese’ (quantities for 1 cup) 1 cup peeled almonds, soaked in cold water for at least 2 hours (in the fridge) juice of 1/2 a lemon a pinch of whole sea salt 1 teaspoon almond butter (from untoasted almonds) fresh chopped thyme, to taste For the pizza base 1 cup wholemeal wheat […]

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