Friday, September 21, 2018

Fresh Figs & Goat Cheese

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:


  1. How idyllic! There's nothing like figs with a good wine.

    I also appreciate your comments on why you chose to stay home for the hurricane. My feelings mirror yours in many respects, and it's an educated gamble of sorts. I'm elated we escaped, yet feel for others loss and pain.

  2. I'm catching up today on your posts. That sounds like a fantastic combination!!!! I'm going to see if I can try that sometime.