Sunday, August 31, 2008

ripe fig haiku

fig heavy with ripeness

once green and hard:
now luscious, purple figs
softly beckoning

My fig tree is full of ripe fruit this week. I've been picking them every day. I cooked them up into jam and made fig bar cookies. The recipe is here. I am thinking about making fig ice cream and fig pancakes. Stewed with a little sugar and lemon juice they are divine. What would you do with a tree full of figs?

7 comments:

Gentle Reader said...

With a tree-full, I would probably make fig jam. But with just a few, I like to wrap with prosciutto and eat, or cut up into a green salad with pine nuts or candied pecans. Also, I remember seeing several good fig tart recipes around--Mario Batali did one on his cooking show that looked good. Anyway, a bounty of figs is always a good thing--enjoy!

Lone Star Ma said...

I would just eat them! I love figs so much. I wish we had a tree.

Mary Lee said...

YUM!

Nola said...

My family and I have four trees so over the years my mother and I have collected hundreds of recipes. One of my favorite is a salad with figs, toasted pine nuts (or peacans), gorgonzola cheese and a red wine reduction dressing and the other is fettucine with sauce that includes figs, red grapes, & gorgonzola. I would offer to send you the recipe but I am away for the next four weeks - I hate missing fig season :( Do let me know if you would like it for next years harvest.

Michelle said...

Haiku, gardens, butterflies, oh my! I am loving your blog! I wouldn't know what to do with a fig, though. Next year, we will have a similar delimma but with raspberries.

e.beck.artist said...

you should go to creative construction .... it is a blog coop .... lots of haiku writing and creativity ... you'd fit right in .....

Michelle said...

hello e.beck, and thanks! Where can I find this "creative construction" place?