Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rainy Sunday

Honey, Houndstooth, some people say Eve did not tempt Adam with an apple but with a fig. When you eat a purple one, you must agree with this statement, And you understand Adam could only give in... My figs are not the best ever, but Eating them direct from the tree, in the evening, when they are full of the day's sun is like heaven! Nikki, I'm not sure there are still enough figs for a,other batch, we may have to wait for spring....
I'm please to inform you that Choupette and I are best friends again... Maybe because I've purchased some kitty milk, just for her. She seems to love it, a drink with some texture...
You are all right, our pets deserve to get spoiled, for all the love they give us.
Houndstooth, Choupette reminds me a lot of your senior hound dog. We have the same kind of conversations...

The weekend has been hot, with a lot of moisture in the air. I've finished painting the entrance. Between the paint and the wet air, one door has swollen so much I can't close it... It was already difficult before the painting, now it is impossible. I'll let things dry a little before looking into other options... Although it did not turn out like I imagined (never trust a seller who does not show you the actual texture of the paint), I like the result. I expected a sandy, smooth paint, I have a sandy irregular paint. But it does add interest to the walls. It is calling for some more work before I show you pictures. In fact, there are two patchworks I've been longing to do for ages, and they would be great on those walls. As soon as I have the time, I'll make one of them.

In the meantime, I looked into the last issue of Saveurs. Yummy as usual. One recipe was very appealing, because I have a fig tree, and it reaches the end of its season, and I have a daughter who loves goat cheese and figs.
If I were smart, I'd taken the pictures with the actual ingredients, at the beginning of the recipe, but  well... In truth, you take a bottle of Gewurztraminer (not an empty one as in the pic), you add sugar and spices and bring it to a boil, then you add about 15 small green figs, and you let then cook for one hour, at a very low temperature. Your home feels like Xmas...

at the end you get that:
Figs ready to be eaten with goat cheese (even without the cheese, they taste good!). They can be kept for several weeks.

I wish you a very good week. Take care!

9 comments:

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh! We had the BEST figs in Provence!! They were amazing! We have figs in Australia, of course, but we could never really understand what the fuss was about them...and then we got to France and tasted the French figs...and THEN we understood!! :-)

Hsin-Yi

houndstooth said...

I've never had figs. They don't seem to grow around here, or else nobody likes them and bothers to grow them. I can imagine the wonderful smell that must come from cooking them!

Oh, if Choupette is like Lilac, you must have a thousand stories about her! I'm glad the two of you found each other. You're both better off for having known each other! :)

neki desu said...

oh yummy!! i could help you paint in trade for that.

Kerri said...

Vero, so often your weather sounds just like ours. We've had awful humidity for the last couple of days, and some rain showers. This morning is gloomy...there's no better word for it. We're supposed to get up to an inch of rain so I'll have to work inside..and just when the temperatures are ideal for gardening.
I ate fresh figs in Australia and have always loved them, but only see them dried in this neck of the woods. Your recipe sounds delectable. Yummmmm!
I'm glad that Amandine was home for her birthday and that you were able to have such a lovely meal all together.
Ah yes, kitties can be annoying, but they are always amusing and lovable at the same time :) I'm glad you and Choupette have come to a suitable understanding :)

Rosemary said...

Rainy or not sounds like a productive weekend....... Looking forward to seeeing the finished Hall .

Remington said...

Figs? I haven't tried those. You weather does not sound fun....we are getting ready for the COLD weather here. Take care....

Susan Elliott said...

I just ate my first fig two weeks ago and was looking for a good recipe. Thanks for providing this one!

JoWynn Johns said...

We're still in touch, Veronique. Now I gotta find some figs!

Mac_fromAustralia said...

I'm glad you've found a solution to Choupette's drinking problem.
I might have had figs in something like a cake or dessert perhaps, but I have no clear memory of that and I have never eaten them straight. I think I need to find out what I've been missing.