Friday, August 07, 2009
My fig tree is starting to produce and for the last three days my breakfast has been fresh figs and plain yogurt. Brings back memories of my days in Cyprus and the little farmer lady who would bring me fresh yogurt and various fruits when they were in season including figs. Never much of a fig person until that sojourn in the Med and discovering the joy of really fresh fruit and freshly made real yogurt. Having it delivered by the lady who made it in a donkey pulled cart didn't hurt the experience either. The food I had in Cyprus during that year and a half in the late 60's changed me forever. Lamb, olives, bread, kebabs, wine, yogurt, figs, and many other things are now a part of my world food.