10 August 2008

The big day


What has come to be one of my favorite events of the summer has occurred: my CSA has begun to harvest their figs. The coming weeks will be a gluttonous festival of me eating fresh figs until the days of fall arrive. My friend Janet is a fresh fig believer too so I know at least she will appreciate this. I must admit that only in the past few years have I actually been exposed to fresh figs. Fig Newtons, yes, but never the globular, plump, gloriously sweet fresh figs I've now come to know and love.

I've read recipes including figs and I know that you can freeze them or dry them but I have a feeling there won't be any left...

3 comments:

Theresa said...

YUM YUM YUM. I love figs too!!

M said...

My favorite is dried figs with cream cheese!

Helen said...

At Mommy Esq's Andover shower, Mrs. J served warm figs with blue cheese on them. They were like crack- which is my highest level of recommendation.