A box of beautiful fresh figs.
Meanwhile, our little fig tree is producing its first edible figs this year. Our friend's offer prompted me to go out and see how they were doing. Lo and behold, there were at least half a dozen ripe figs ready for picking. Our figs are a different variety from those of our friend, and are also different from the figs one of our neighbors grows.
Figs from our own tree.
So, I cut up all of our figs and added a few of the friend's figs to make a fig tart yesterday. Today, Ken plans to preserve the remaining figs by cooking them in a syrup and freezing them. They'll be great through the holiday season with foie gras and other traditional dishes.
A fig tart, fresh from the oven.