|Heart-Shaped Fig (photo by Dien Nguyen)|
My friend Dien of I've Got Fashionitis was visiting her family in Orange County and she let it slip that her mom has a fig tree! Dien and I have a common love for fresh produce, especially picking our own...but that's a story for another time.
I put in a request for a few of these SoCAL figs and Dien delivered! She even threw in a few wild guava (sorry no pics). I was quite lucky that there were any figs for me because Dien's mom cuts the off the tree and throws them away so the crows don't come! I almost died laughing when I heard that.
The flesh of these figs were a vibrant reddish pink. I used a few to make a vanilla fig syrup and macerated the rest of the figs with it. I served it over a Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta. It was a creamy, yet refreshing treat.
Thanks again Dien for flying home some figs for me! ♥