Delicious fresh figs all plump, sweet, super soft and dripping with nectar. I picked a bunch of fresh figs from my friend Devi’s garden a few days ago. The temptation to eat these figs right off the tree was hard to resist, I ate a couple right away and brought the rest home.
Fresh figs right off the tree – when fruit is this fresh it’s hard to mess with them by adding them to salads or making a dessert of some sorts. We just ate them in their pure fresh fig form – just delicious😋. To present these figs as a dessert option that same evening I served a few with aged Parmesan cheese and walnuts. Added a small glass of sweet port and I had the makings of a delicious fig inspired all-natural dessert.
I noticed after I picked my fill of fresh figs that Devi had a lush lemongrass bush growing in a corner of her garden. I asked her for a few sprigs and Devi generously cut a few for me.
My next venture – what to make with the lemongrass? I made lemongrass tea with honey and also made a lemongrass infused butternut squash curry with eggplant, green peppers and broccoli. Served over fluffy white rice, this is a winner of a lemongrass curry.
Fresh figs are in season now here in California. Grab them while they are available and enjoy the sweet plump goodness of fresh figs.
by D.H. Lawrence
“The proper way to eat a fig, in society,
Is to split it in four, holding it by the stump,
And open it, so that it is a glittering, rosy, moist, honied, heavy-petalled four-petalled flower.
Then you throw away the skin
Which is just like a four-sepalled calyx,
After you have taken off the blossom, with your lips.
But the vulgar way
Is just to put your mouth to the crack, and take out the flesh in one bite.
Every fruit has its secret.
The fig is a very secretive fruit.
As you see it standing growing, you feel at once it is symbolic:
And it seems male.
But when you come to know it better, you agree with the Romans, it is female….”