Sunday, February 6, 2011

Its summer again - and the garden has been supplying the family with a wonderful variety of delicious foods. Plums, lemons, zuchhini, pumpkin, spinach, hundreds upon hundreds of tomatoes, and figs.

Not everyone likes figs, and I must admit I was not a fan when I first moved here. But 15 years and tonnes of fruit have made a convert out of me, and I now give the greedy lorikeets some competition in the fig - eating department.

Sweet and delicate fresh off the tree, figs pair beautifully with cheese, wrapped with philly and proscuitto, or in a salad with walnuts and fetta.

Warm them up with a little honey and custard for a sweet dessert, or mix them with almonds and honey for all sorts of tasty treats.

I made filo slice today with almonds, honey, lemon, figs and butter.... divine!

If you are liking the fresh taste of figs, perhaps drop by before they are all eaten by the birds :)