Friday, July 31, 2009

The First Figs

Although it was pouring rain today I could not resist picking a bowlful of figs. And during a respite in the downpour I took a photograph of these succulent, sensual fruits.

This eve friends were here for dinner. For our dessert we sauteed the figs in butter, Triple Sec and some dark brown sugar with a pinch of cinnamon which we then poured over vanilla ice cream.


Monday, July 6, 2009

You say To-may-toe I say To-mah-toe

Of course I had to take a photograph of my FIRST "mater" (southern for tomato) from my own garden - sandwich of the season. I sliced that juicy baby, slatered on some mayo and plopped onto some good soft sourdough bread and sprinkled with lots of salt and black pepper. There is heaven on earth after all.

Panoramic of my garden Mid Summer 2009

Each season I've been doing a panoramic of my backyard garden. And as you can see there is so much foliage and the darn fig tree is so huge that it is almost impossible to see all the details. It requires a long walk with a cool drink to fully enjoy it. However, there is an upside to the fig tree - it is currently covered in unripened figs - and in about one month I'll be drizzling w/ olive oil and grilling them. Delicious. OR maybe just plucking from the tree and eating as they are fresh, ripe and succulent.