Well, it all started yesterday, when Snacky Pants couldn’t take the fruit flies anymore. She put our whole bowl of fruit, which is usually on the counter, in the cold oven, shut the door, and (no denying) put a post-it note right next to the oven controls. And I was there to witness it. But …
I have to make this every year when fresh figs appear. If you have a blowtorch, it takes all of 30 seconds, looks really cool, and tastes great. Also delicious served over vanilla ice cream.
Fig Brulee with Balsamic Vinegar
2 ripe fresh figs
2 t. white sugar
1 t. fine aged balsamic vinegar
Cut the figs in half lengthwise. …
When I asked my wife what I should make for a Valentine's day dessert, there was no hesitation. "Eclairs", said she, and far be it from me to disappoint. For some reason I've never made them before, though I like them very much, so I was excited for the challenge.
My habit when looking …