Fun with Figs...
My favourite picnic sandwich for taking down the shore:
3 fresh figs (not dried, please not dried!) [or enough figs to cover the loaf]
Goat cheese (preferrably with lemon zest in it)
Pear vinegar and olive oil
Fresh cracked black pepper
Slice the bread, spread with the goat cheese. Layer the arugula over the goat cheese and sprinkle with the oil and vinegar. Slice the figs and arrange over the arugula. Grind black pepper over the figs, top with the bread.
This is wonderful with Sangria, watching the waves hit the shore. Fresh oatmeal coconut cookies are a great dessert, too.
How can we sleep while our beds are burning???