My husband eats a banana and cereal with blueberries almost every morning. I need more variety. When I wrote this, it was Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Even I can’t do that, as much as I love ice cream. But because I love breakfast foods (and him), I do like to shake it up a bit now and then.
I bought a 2-lb. container of fresh figs from Trader Joe’s because I couldn’t resist the great price. I knew I had fig recipes tucked away somewhere. A quick search of my collection from magazines and library books turned up this recipe from the cookbook Piatto Unico by Toni Lydecker. “This elegant dish makes a lovely lunch or light dinner.
This is a good warm-weather salad for when you don’t feel like cooking. If your walnuts are already toasted,* all you have to do to get this salad ready is some quick chopping.
I love summer salads, especially this pasta salad. The flavors seem perfectly matched: salty but slightly sweet ham, pungent blue cheese, fragrant rosemary, crunchy pecans.