Saturday, June 06, 2009

Figs


Would you look at the size of these figs! They come from Gonzalo, our next door neighbour, who thinks he's feeding a family of 10. Two evenings ago he came round with a strawberry box full of figs. If they're not eaten within half a day they are unedible, but if we ate all that he gives, we'd never get out of the loo! They really are delicious and very more-ish, but there is a limit, eh.

Ours are growing but they're the late-ripening variety - sometime in the Autumn, I think. We have black and green figs and will welcome their eventual arrival when many other fresh fruits are finished.

11 comments:

islandgardener said...

Make a fig tart -- or homemade Fig Newtons!

Jan said...

Goodness, we can't see any sign of fruit on our figs yet, you're way ahead! Last year we had loads and I dried a lot of them very successfully for use in baking. Also made several jars of fig chutney which we're still eating, delicious!

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Fig jam? Pity we don't live a bit closer then you could have given some to me as I am really hankering after them because my fig recently dropped all its fruits for no apparent reason. Grrrrrrrr

And i wouldn't say no to some nice apricots with creamy Greek yoghurt either. ;-)

Sue Swift said...

Yes - I was going to say fig jam too. Or I'm sure you could preserve them in something alcoholic ... :)

Ho ho - I've just seen the word verification sequence that i have to type in is ... hypefigi

LadyLuz said...

Nice to see you gals from Italy and Holland. I wish I could pass some surplus fruit to you. I wear out the goodwill of my neighbours.

PC has been unstable until I got a new memory stick, so activity on here at a minimum.

Now, on with the plums....

Titania said...

The figs look delicious. I always think fresh from the tree they are best. My friend in Portugal has many fig trees and she dries a lot of them outside. We grow figs, some years they do well but when it is to humid they all split and the birds love them to! Last summer we had only a few. You could also make fig jam, if you lke that sort of thing. My daughter made fig jam as her trees were full. She gave me a glass fig jam it was very nice not overcooked.

LadyLuz said...

Hi Titania. Fig jam seems to be the favourite and when ours are ready later in the year I'll have a go. My friends in the mountains dry all their fruit in a home-made drier and store them for gifts at Christmas.

texasdaisey said...

Oh what beautiful fruits for your labors.
Debbie

LadyLuz said...

Hi Debbie

Nice of you to stop by. Our own figs, green and black, will be ready in the Autumn (Fall) and I'll post pictures of those.

Jan said...

Forgot to mention in my other comment that figs are very nice on salads. A Spanish friend told us to freeze a fig whole and then slice it thinly onto salads, and it was delicious!

Becky said...

Oh those figs look wonderful
but don't eat too many LOL!

Your neighbor Gonzalo is generous!

I also like the "foxglove tree"
very pretty.