my friend Garry, who used to have a flat in vejer, planted a few trees in our garden in spain – one of them being a fig. its taken a few years, but now we have fresh figs for breakfast. it really is true that the taste is so much better when something is freshly picked.
did you know that the fig was one of the first plants ever cultivated by humans, possibly as early as 9400bc. figs were also a common food source for the romans. i find that people either love or hate figs – i think that they are not only delicious, but one of the most beautifully formed fruits.
heres a simple recipe from nigella for a perfect fig dessert.
one of our neighbours grows pomegranate trees in pots – as we are in a town, garden space is minimal and this was a tiny strip at the front of the house, but they look so beautiful and perfect i couldnt believe that they were real. i think that i may try to grow one next.