For a salad I made a dressing with fig preserves, tahini, Dijon mustard, balsamic, and a little sesame oil. I tossed it with mixed greens, sliced red onion, grape tomatoes, and almonds. I had intended to purchase some fig-infused balsamic vinegar for this dressing but the $12.99 price tag scared me off. I'm sure it would have been great but my bank account enjoyed the plain old balsamic just fine.
I had purchased some ingredients to make an oddball hors d'oeuvre for a gathering last weekend. It never ended up coming together so I wound up turning it into Hawaiian pizza. I used thick slices of Black Forest Ham, mozzarella, fontina, sliced red onion, sliced tomato, pineapple, sliced green onion, and grated Parmiggiano to make the pizza.
Jen commented on having only experienced this dish as a child in Canada and that after moving to America this never seemed to be a pizza option available to her. I had definitely had my fair share of Hawaiian pizza growing up in Rhode Island. It turns out that Hawaiian pizza seems to have been invented in a pizzeria in Chatham, Ontario, a mere 180 miles away from where Jen grew up.
That is if Wikipedia is to be trusted. I can't find any secondary source to back that up. But that's okay. It's the internet! Things don't have to be properly researched or correctly reported. That, my friends, is the future of hard-nosed journalism (which, of course, I completely think this blog is).
The 10's are going to be great!