I just picked these figs from our backyard tree. I used scissors to cut them at the stem. I was surprised by a squirt of white juice when I cut them. The white liquid is extremely sticky. It’s so sticky that it’s hard to wash off of my hands. The figs smell a little sour, so I’m scared that this recipe is going to be a total disaster. Check back to find out.
We have a fig tree in our backyard and for the last seven years, it has yielded healthy crops of green figs in June and September, but I’ve never picked a single fig off of the tree, much less cooked or eaten one.
This year is different.
This photo is of one of the figs on my tree. I’m going to harvest the figs tomorrow and prepare them for some friends. It will definitely be an adventure.