Post-hurricane Florence, with businesses closed awaiting a visitors re-entry notice, was a rare opportunity to catch up on chores we had been putting off since the beginning of the tourist season. It was also a chance to relax and enjoy the late summer weather.
The last of our figs were ripening, and we decided to treat ourselves to a small gourmet delicacy before dinner...fresh figs and goat cheese.
We cut the figs in half, topped them with a dollop of goat cheese and an almond. Then we dripped a bit of pure honey and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar over them. Into the broiler they went for a few minutes.
We took the figs out onto the pizer with a bottle of Gewurztraminer wine and enjoyed our evening appetizer as we watched the sun cast ever longer shadows across the sandy lane. Island life is good even after a storm.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is an essay by Philip
Howard explaining why he decided to stay on the island as Hurricane
Florence approached. You can read it here: