48 comments

  1. says:

    August 5, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Stunning, Cynthia. I love figs too. So exciting when all of natures wonderfulness blooms. And thanks for the link to fromage blanc. I had no idea. This is beautiful. Lol re discovering this gem on seamless with a combo of Heidi’s knowledge. See law and food aren’t that disparate πŸ™‚

  2. says:

    August 5, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Hello! I found your blog about the yuanyang ice cream and then saw this post. This rose petal preserve is brilliant. A friend once introduced me to a middle east dessert (which unfortunately I don’t know what it is), but it has the wonderful fragrance of rose petals that is delicate and heavenly. This rose petal preserve may well bring back those flavours for me. Thank you for such a creative recipe! πŸ™‚

  3. says:

    August 5, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Oh my goodness! Edmund! Cynthia you have completely brought back all kinds of memories from my childhood and gave the most exact flavour profile a set of words could possibly deliver. Thank you so much for this totally gorgeous recipe!

  4. says:

    August 5, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Ummm hello, most gorgeous colors EVER. I want to frame one (or all) of these, Cynthia!

    And I’m so stoked to see you posting a fig recipe. I planted a fig tree earlier this year and am just itching to get our first round of figs in so I can cook with them! This is on the list. πŸ™‚

  5. says:

    August 5, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Those photos.. my.. oh my.. I absolutely love that photo of the figs on the table.. It is a thing of beauty and so is this parfait. I could eat that granola by itself.

  6. says:

    August 5, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I’m been pining for fresh figs to show up at my local market for months. Here’s to hoping this week will be the long-awaited week! I can’t wait to try this gorgeous recipe!

  7. Lynn | The Road to Honey says:

    August 5, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Hip, hip hurray for fig season!

    I saw little containers of these beauties at my local Whole Foods and got so excited. That is up until I discovered that they were over-the-top squishy (sad face). I’m hoping that my next visit will be more fruitful as I am dying to whip up this stunning parfait. And with these flavors. . .my Persian hubby will think that I am the bestest wifey ever. πŸ™‚

  8. says:

    August 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    This breakfast looks utterly beautiful! Rose petals and figs are both ingredients that I have hardly used so would love to try this when fig season arrives here in the Southern hemisphere next summer. Love the idea of infusing the granola with rose petals too – such a gorgeous combination of flavour, scents, textures and colour!

  9. says:

    August 6, 2015 at 3:05 am

    This is so beautiful – I love the pink touch of the preserve – how beautiful! I’m sure it would work so well on top of some thick vanilla gelato too! (Also, another weird but wonderful flavour combination is extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt on vanilla gelato!)

  10. says:

    August 6, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Cynthia, the way you described the rose petal preserves made me melt in my chair a little. That scene with Edmund and the Turkish delight is one of my favourite literary food scenes- I remember reading it (I nearly typed eating it, clearly a Freudian slip) as a child and just wanting, so badly, to try one. When I finally tried one in Turkey a few years ago, they were good, but nowhere as good as the ones described by C.S. Lewis! I’m a huge fan of figs too and am so excited to bring some home so I can make these parfaits!

  11. says:

    August 6, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    This is SO gorgeous. I love it. You’ve totally convinced me about black pepper + rose petals. I’m allergic to almonds but I’d imagine substituting pistachios (which I can eat) would be really good too. I need to make some granola soon :).

  12. says:

    August 6, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I love the way your mind works, my friend. I’m always in awe of how creative, inventive and unique your recipes are. And girl, your photo styling is on point. These photos are absolutely gorgeous (the deep rich colours of the figs and rose preserves just jump off the screen).

  13. says:

    August 6, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Rotund little friends, indeed! This post is so lovely I went straight to the fridge so I could raid our stash for a little before-dinner snack, but it looks like somebody else got to them before I did. Womp. The color in these photos are absolutely stunning, Cynthia! Allllmost Fall-like, but NOT YET! XO

  14. says:

    August 6, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    You did such a beautiful job explaining that that I toally feel like I can smell it from here! And I’ve never seen a prettier parfait!! As always, gorgeous, everythign!! And YAYYY for figs! πŸ˜€

  15. stephanie says:

    August 7, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    i am obsessed with yogurt granola parfaits and yours is absolutely the most beautiful i’ve seen!!! the figs look absolutely luscious.

  16. says:

    August 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    i love love figs! this time of year is so exciting, although like you said, it reminds me that fall is not far off and that’s pretty sad. i never want summer to end! but the figs definitely make it easier. black mission are my favorite- they’re so incredibly lush and sweet that savoring them fresh is probably the best thing you can do. although omg- in this granola?! they must be amazing!!

  17. says:

    August 11, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    This recipe is insanely gorgeous, Cynthia!! I remember visiting my friend in San Ramon in the early fall and we picked figs off of the neighbors tree and I was like CALIFORNIA IS A MAGICAL PLACE. The color on those rose petal preserves makes me weak in the knees!!

  18. says:

    September 26, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    I’m catching up after too long away and these photos, for obvious reasons, stopped me cold in my tracks. You capture (and create) such beauty with your lens, your eyes, your perspective. x

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