‘Take 24 fresh figs….’

Posted on September 14, 2013

You know those recipe books like River Cafe which start with ‘Take 24 ripe fresh figs….’ and you  think…. this recipe is pretty straightforward, but where the hell am I going to find 24 fresh ripe figs? For the first in my life I’ve solved the problem easily. Yesterday I picked 26 fresh ripe figs off the tree in my garden.

one productive fig tree
one productive fig tree

Bringing the total this year to over 150. Such joy! And you know what? I decided to make a figs, buffalo mozzarella and basil recipe which then called for ‘two bunches of fresh basil’. And where might that be? On the allotment of course. And the meal? It looked just like it did in the recipe book. I can’t believe this summer.

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