Sometimes It’s Best….Part 2

Caramelized fresh figs with goat cheese and balsamic syrup

Caramelized fresh figs with goat cheese and balsamic syrup

This morning I wake with tears in my eyes. It’s the same old dream. A 4 a.m. wake-up call:

Me: When are you coming home, William? He just stares.

Me: It doesn’t make sense. What happened that night? He just stares

Me: Please tell me. He hugs me and I wake up.n1087890419_30296809_9195

The loss of a child. It will never make sense. No matter an accident, an illness, a miscarriage. A loved child gone too soon is just plain heart wrenching and tragic. Sometimes it’s best to accept what one cannot control. To find some resolution and in the words of my sweet boy, “Get over it”. But there is no getting over the loss of a child, but instead the acceptance of things that cannot be changed.

fig tree: after the rain

fig tree: after the rain

Another thing I cannot change is the fact that there is still one more day of summer. I am holding on as long as I can. I can’t officially say good-bye until tomorrow. Can you take one more summer recipe? It is among the simplest and easiest I do. Only 4 ingredients including one of my favorite fruits, fresh figs.

Caramelized Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Syrup


Fresh firm, ripe, figs, stems removed and sliced in half, lengthwise

Goat cheese

Balsamic glaze or syrup

Melt some butter in a non-stick pan (just enough to coat the bottom of the pan) over medium heat. Place figs, cut-side-down, in pan. Cook figs a few minutes or until they begin to turn a light golden brown. Flip them over and place a teaspoonful of goat cheese on each one. Cook another minute or until goat cheese is warmed through and begins to melt. Transfer figs to a serving plate and drizzle with balsamic syrup.

~now bid a fond farewell to summer

16 thoughts on “Sometimes It’s Best….Part 2

  1. Lisa you can say it all my friend. Peace and happiness will come. Autumn is a beautiful time of year. A time of reflection. xo

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