I have been so lucky of late with friends and family giving me home grown figs from their trees. Oh my, they truly are the fruit of the Gods. Admittedly I have been using the majority of figs to go into paste for my Lucy's Foods  venture which I am in the process of getting started but there are other so many truly delightful things that you can do with figs. A simple recipe which I posted here some time ago is this lovely Fig and Marcapone Bruschetta - Recipe. It makes a wonderful appetiser and is perfect for vegetarians.

I know that summer is just around the corner when I see stone fruit in the shops. The nectarines are particularly good at the moment and so I have put them to use in this nectarine and almond tart, otherwise known as frangipane. I have to point out here people that the almond paste, frangipane is pronounced "frangipan" and not frangipani (which is infact a flower) as most people think. Nevertheless it makes a great sweet treat and is also very easy to make.

Nectarine and Almond Tart - recipe