Thursday, July 7, 2011

Before and After

When we moved to Savannah about five years ago, Daniel immediately planted a little fig tree - about knee-high as you can see in the photo above.

In the photo below you can see what five years in a warm and humid climate can do for a tree. And if you look really closely, you can see the blackbird enjoying a fresh fig.
Luckily, there is enough to go around - here the first bowl full Daniel picked and there is much more. The tree is so big now that we have to use a ladder to get to all the figs!
Tonight we are having grilled scallops and fig kebabs, a recipe Daniel found on this great website: They Draw and Cook, a site filled with recipes illustrated by artists from around the world. Very fun to just browse through! You'll be inspired to cook and make art - what could be better?

Do you have some favorite recipes using figs?


  1. Liebe Silke,

    von unserem Besuch bei dir,
    lassen wir wieder liebe Grüße hier

    Angela und Elisabeth

  2. Liebe Silke,
    wie schön der Feigenbaum gewachsen ist.
    LG Sabine

  3. Der hat ja schon eine enorme Größe erreicht. Und so eine reichliche Ernte. Was will man mehr. LG Inge

  4. Mmmmm figs! I love your little spot there. :)

  5. Oh, die Feigen sehen ja wirklich lecker aus! Schon erstaunlich, wie schnell ein Baum bei guten Bedingungen viele Früchte tragen kann. Noch viel Freude beim Genießen wünscht Euch Luzia.

  6. Now that little tree sure did grow fast, must like where it lives and the company it keeps.:) I love figs, mostly I just treat myself to a handful of dried ones upon occasion...they are very expensive around here. Enjoy your figs, that tree looks great. One of these days I am going to try and grow a hardy northern fig...Brown Turkey I think they are called.

    Also, I read your book post the other day and couldn't comment for some reason (my computer not yours)...just wanted to tell you that all of those books appealed to me and I have some of them on my "to read list." Thanks!

  7. lovin this, silke. i have my own three year old peach tree, and all my hydrangeas and zinnias and they make me giddy!

    enjoy your summer. so much to be thankful for and excited by.


  8. wow, that is so great! i loved seeing the amazing growth of the fig tree. it is so happy there! your recipe sounds delicious too.

    xoxo lori

  9. You are fortunate to live in a climate that agrees with the fig - our winters are much too cold for them. Even our summers are not reliably warm enough to grow some things - eggplants or peppers, for example.
    Wishing you a wonderful day!

  10. wow,,,and look at that pile of figs...yummy...I paint figs quite often...atleast you have a lot of real models to work from:)

  11. Feigen sind meine absoluten Lieblingsfrüchte. Einen eigenen Feigenbaumen im Garten - das ist schon ziemlich nah am Himmel:-)

  12. Yum I love figs! It's lovely to compare how much your tree had grown, amazing!xx

  13. Hmmm, Feigen im eigenen Garten!
    Der Baum ist schon kräftig gewachsen.

  14. that's amazing how it has grown and produced, I wonder how large the tree will grow....

  15. Such lovely photos Silke...and wow..that is such a gift and a blessing..figs are such beautiful fruits! Enjoy enjoy!Yum!

    Oh cool..I have seen that site before..isnt it great!! Thanks for the great reminder!!
    Have a happy day and shining wkd!

  16. Oh love love, especially the red umbrella! What a warm entry to your home. **kisskiss** Deb

  17. I LOVE figs - you are killing me with these~~ I would die to have fresh figs - they are such a fabulous fruit! Lucky you!