Farming Figs

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a true Italian woman;  in many ways but especially when it comes to food, I am known to be a little obsessed! My Grandma Josephine, who is a living ANGEL (no joke), lives across the street, which is such a blessing to me! She cooks for her children who work at our family business EVERY DAY! Did I mention she is 90!? But more on her in another post. Once a week I go to her house for lunch and in the late summer/fall we pick figs! I know what you're thinking, FIGS? Really? In Ohio? Yep, it's true. Between the two of us we have four trees and man did they get big this year! They do especially well near the house where they can stay warmer during the winter and on a hill with less water. So yesterday I went over there to see how they were doing and to my amazement, they came on all at once! in total, I have picked over 600 figs this season alone and there are hundreds on the tree still ripening! 

Ripe figs are purple and soft to the touch

Ripe figs are purple and soft to the touch

This cute little kitty followed me this morning to the fig tree :) The dogs go nuts when they see this little girl on the porch!

This cute little kitty followed me this morning to the fig tree :) The dogs go nuts when they see this little girl on the porch!

PERFECT! Or as my grandma says, "What a dandy!"

PERFECT! Or as my grandma says, "What a dandy!"

So perfect...

So perfect...

Cooked a bunch of these to make various pastries :)

Cooked a bunch of these to make various pastries :)

Breakfast! SOOOO good! Green Tea and Greek Yogurt with honey, cinnamon, and fresh figs.

Breakfast! SOOOO good! Green Tea and Greek Yogurt with honey, cinnamon, and fresh figs.

Made this delicious recipe for homemade poptarts. But instead of just jam I used figs and homemade rasberry preserves, so yummy! Anyone have any good recipes I should try?