Well, although the warm weather is tricking us, winter is finally upon us. The Ludlow Medieval Fayre came and went and Ludlow is looking positively Christmassy! Thank goodness for the amazing lights that illuminate the town as the nights draw in, they cheer me up on my way home after a long day’s work.
Ahhhh! I love this time of year, once I’ve got my head round needing lots of layers on (thanks Jodie from Eclectica for helping me out with that, her recent blog was full of tips!). I love the crisp mornings and everything that falls from a tree; leaves, conkers and fruit.
Figs are easy and tasty. It makes sense to add to a late summer menu as a starter because it’s so easy. If you don't know anything about figs, try this wonderful guide, which provides info about the different types, when you can get fresh figs, how to store and even how to serve. For me, I love to slice them up, add to the plate with a few other ingredients et voilà – delicious and healthy too.