Fig Fanatics

Fall brings with it many wonderful things, but one of our all time favorite fall features is fig season! Check out a few of our favorite recipes that incorporate the beautiful and tasty fruit. 

Hazelnut Layer Cake with Fig Compote


  • 1 cup ripe black mission figs (roughly 12 ounces), cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon grade b maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of cardamom (optional)

Cream Fraiche for a Cheese and Fig Cup

  • 1 cup (250 ml) crème fraîche
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped
  • 2 ounces (55 g) blue cheese
  • 4 figs
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup (I like it a bit warmed up or room temperature)
  • Small pinch of flaky sea salt

About Figgin Thyme Cocktail

Roasted Fig & Honey Porridge

  • 2-4 small figs
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup roughly ground millet
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • handful of chopped pistachios
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds (optional)

Fig Tartlets


  • 1/4 cup masa harina or corn meal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour {GF folks: as per usual, I use Pamela's Bread Mix}
  • generous pinch of sea salt
  • 4 tablespoon cold, unsalted butter cut into small pieces 
  • 8 ounces cold cream cheese


  • 24 figs small-medium figs (1 1/4 pound)
  • about 4 teaspoons honey
  • about 4 teaspoons creamy goat cheese
  • a dozen fresh thyme sprigs

xx Firefly

We've Got Passion for Popsicles

Even though Summer is coming to an end (crazy I know!) the heat is still in full swing and we're doing everything we can to keep cool. Here are a few of our favorite popsicle recipes that will make the heat oh so tasty!   

Buttermilk Berry Popsicle

  • 1 1/2 cups mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup plus 5 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • zest of 2 lemons, divided
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, divided
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese

Key Lime Pie Popsicle

  • 2 cups Greek-style plain yogurt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons key lime simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed Erewhon Graham Crackers

Blueberry Popsicle

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Blueberry lemonade
  • Pink lemonade 
  • Mango lemonade

Sweet Peach Iced Tea Popsicle

  • 1 medium peach
  • sweet tea
  • 1 cup sugar

Cucumber Honeydew Margarita Popsicle

  • 1 cup honeydew juice (approximately a whole melon weighing 1lb)
  • 1/3 cup cucumber juice (approximately half a cucumber weighing 5oz.)
  • ½ cup tequila
  • 1 tablespoon triple sec
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon mint simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • 3 large mint sprigs

xx Firefly 

Firefly's Bridesmaid Gift Guide

Nail Art Inspiration

We are always on the look out for unique and compelling beauty tips! This week, we wanted to share some of our favorite go-to nail designs! Hope you enjoy! 

Geometric Nails

Gold  Detailed Nails

Negative Space Nails

Star Nails


Color-block Nails 

Reverse French Nails

Floral Nails

Marbled Nails

xx Firefly 

Firefly's Groomsmen Gift Guide

We know how hard it can be to choose the perfect gift for your bridal party, so we thought we would help! This week we're sharing our guide for groomsmen gifting, and next week will be all about the bridesmaids! 

P.S. These could also make for some fun fathers day gifts ;)!