It was such a nice brekky – I’ve had it pretty much every day this week and there is something very special about picking and eating your own food – especially figs because they are so fragile and they don’t travel well.
What a lovely, simple breakfast. And you grow figs – lucky you!! I remember the lady next door grew figs when we were kids, but we hated them as we did not like to eat them then, and they fell into our back yard and left a ritting stinking mess for most of the summer. Ahh, to have a fig tree now …
Lucy and Amanda – I’ve been searching to find out what kind of figs these are since you asked. We think they are Kadota (ficus carica) from the photos and descriptions we found around the internet. However we aren’t completely sure as the tree we grew was from a cutting as a housewarming present ten years ago and we can’t remember who the generous person was 🙂
The figs are dark green when unripe and then bright green when ripe and fade off a bit to pale green with a yellowish tinge when over-ripe and have a lovely soft white pith and gorgeous bright pinky red flesh – they are really plump and sweet. We get two flushes per year in late summer and again in mid autumn but the second flush is generally not as generous and the figs are inferior all round.
This is such a simple but beaustiful breakfest thats also healthy and balanced. I’m a chef in adelaide, and all I can say is WOW. The Figs look amazing and I bet they would taste great! Definitely going to make this ffor my girlfriend and I on Saturday morning. Thanks.
Hello lovely Sarah! I just discovered your blog, and those figs look absolutely divine. I just bought some figs from my local market today actually… $25 a kilo. Ugh. Can you believe that??? I was desperate though, as it’s my father’s 60th this week and I wanted to make a particular honey and fig frangipane tart for him. They don’t look quite as nice as yours though! Thanks for sharing x