It's the middle of July and our Celeste Fig Tree is producing like crazy! We gave away about 6 dozen figs to friends on Wednesday and DH just picked 8 dozen more. We love fresh figs (as do the birds and the squirrels), but this tree is an over-achiever. We can't eat them fast enough (and I only like them fresh - not canned or preserved, etc.) But we have some friends that use them in various ways - so we try to give them away in bulk.
This is the second batch DH just picked. We really like the Celeste Figs. They are sweet. We do have a Turkey Fig in backyard, but it produces very large (not as sweet) fruit. We let the birds and squirrels have those.
BTW, are any of you familiar with *purple* Bell Peppers? Not red - purple! They also had the (what I call normal) red, yellow, orange, and green peppers - as well as these *purple* and even some *white* ones. This was at Central Market this morning.
I've been baking a bit too. Made a fresh peach torte Wednesday and a peach bread pudding with amaretto sauce yesterday. Why? Because my peaches were about to go bad if I didn't use them... as well as 3/4 of a loaf of egg bread with raisins! We had company Wednesday so the torte was eaten, but we may be having bread pudding for breakfast for a while....
On a different note, do any of you watch "Doc Martin" on PBS? I've watched PBS shows for ages, but Doc Martin is fairly new to me. I love the little English coastal town where the show is produced... so quaint!
A few pics:
|my chick and his hatch-mate|
|squirrel outside front window doing acrobats to get birdseed|