Figs are here today, gone tomorrow

By Olivia Fowler

For the Courier

The ripening figs of August mark the end of summer and signal that fall will be here soon.

Figs have a very short shelf life, so if you have access to fresh figs, use them up quickly. They’re delicious straight from the bush, sliced and topped with cream or served in one of the recipes featured today.

Two of the recipes this week use dried figs, available in most grocery stores. So, if you don’t have access to fresh figs, perhaps you’d like to try one of these.