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Apple Burritos for Rosh Hashana

Here is a recipe I borrowed from AliBabka, making a few modifications so I can rationalize have it as lunch.  I would have joined her, along with the other kosher foodies at the recent Kosher Connection, but I am calendarly challenged and only today started to purchase everything needed for the upcoming High Holy Days.  Luckily I never got around to making that brisket I bought and froze a while back since the butcher was cleaned out.  Picked up a couple chickens for soup and roasting, so everything's good.

But nothing says  Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, like apples and honey!  Simple enough for a light lunch, elegant enough to serve at the end of a holiday meal.  Serve with whipped topping for a parve version, or top with yogurt, or spritz with real whipped cream or plop on a scoop of ice cream for a decadent dairy finale.

Despite the recipe name, I prefer fajita-sized tortillas to the larger burrito-sized.  This allows me to have TWO servings instead of one. ;-)   Avoid t…

Baked Green Figs

For the first time (that I noticed anyway), fresh  green figs were available in the local farmer's market!   I quickly bought a package, despite having absolutely no idea what to do with them.

So I fired up the intertubes, quickly discovering that there are several different types of fresh figs, green and all the others.

After getting them home, I searched for a simple recipe and found the perfect one at David Lebovitz's site.  Well, almost perfect.  David used a different fig, but I  didn't give a ... darn. He also used Cointreau or Grand Marnier, but  I didn't have any of the grown-up stuff so I settled for plain ol' OJ.
Turns out I got lucky in the ripe department. 

Ripe figs are soft and not brown (unless you are buying brown ones).  The insides are a deep color, which lucky for me most of these are.

Baked Green Figs
Lightly adapted from David Lebovitz
Yield: 4 servings

8 ozs. fresh green figs
1/2 tsp. cardamom
2 Tbl. orange juice
1 Tbl. fresh lemon juice