Dinner with friends. I was meant to bring rhubarb crumble. But I sold out of rhubarb before taking some for myself and the weather has improved so much that custard no longer seems suitable. Figs on the other hand, are always perfect, and never more so than the spiced fig compote from gustosecco. Just add the pack of figs, rose petals, spices and earl grey tea bag to a pan of orange juice with a bit of honey and bubble away to a thick syrup. I rustled up some spelt, oat and apricot biscuits using things from the cupboard and Sharpham Park's recipe, and served them with the figs and a good sized ball of ice cream. It took no more than 30 minutes to prepare and easily served four people, with plenty of cookies left to enjoy the following week.