Welcome to Autumn!

Yes, there’s no denying it, Autumn is well on it’s way. This gives us an opportunity to refresh what we have been preparing for the family table – I know we love them but BBQ just doesn’t taste the same at this time of year.

Which brings me to figs …… rarely is a food so voluptuous and evocative. In Italy they are used everywhere – with cheeses, fruit platters, in desserts, alone with cereals for breakfast, drizzled with honey, etc..

The health benefits of figs come from the presence of minerals, vitamins and fibre contained in the fruit. Figs contain a wealth of beneficial nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, potassium and chlorine.

Sneak some into crumbles for added fibre and colour, serve with a cheese plate drizzled with truffle  or English lavender honey or slice into a salad draped with salty Italian ham. Serve with a push up bra and your favourite heels.

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