Close-up of sliced fig, crumbled blue cheese (Kapiti Kahurangi) and rocket salad. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Detail: fig, blue cheese (Kapiti Kahurangi) and rocket salad. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

It may not be true that a watched fig never ripens, but it has certainly seemed that way. I’ve been popping outside (several times a day) to check on the fig tree since we got back from our road-trip.

Close-up image of fig ripening on tree. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Almost ripe. First fig of the season — yesterday. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Today I was rewarded with a perfectly ripe, luscious fruit.

Close-up shot of ripe fig on kitchen work-top. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

The first fig. Image: Su Leslie, 2016.

Close-up of halved fig on wooden trencher. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

The first fig. Image: Su Leslie, 2016.

I’ve celebrated the start of our fruit harvest with this fig, blue cheese and rocket salad for lunch. Yum!

 

Fig, blue cheese (Kapiti Kahurangi) and rocket salad. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

Fig, blue cheese (Kapiti Kahurangi) and rocket salad. Image: Su Leslie, 2016

 

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Celebrating the first fig of the season

12 thoughts on “Celebrating the first fig of the season

    • Forehead slap! I love walnuts. I did have pear, rocket, walnut and blue cheese salad for dinner (really must go buy some groceries).

      We have one tomato plant that’s got really ripe fruit and another that — like yours — remains stubbornly green.

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