I love watching for the first figs, the first hint of fruit that starts as big as a pinhead. The size of the baby figs at the moment varies from tree to tree, something to do with how much sun it gets I guess. Mid-April is a time when we are still thankful each morning to see the blue sky and the spring greening of the valley. The trees are not fully in leaf yet, so the easier it
is to see the fruit.A sign that winter is truly behind us. A promise of summer, and figs, to come.
Fig jam. Fig ice cream. Vanilla-poached figs. Fig cake. Fig and melon salad. Roasted figs with ricotta. Fig… 5 to remember
una pista – a hint/clue
la cabeza de alfiler – pinhead
cúanto – how much
agredecido/a – thankful
una señal – a sign