Who doesn’t love figs? When they’re ripe, they get all soft and syrupy. So amazing. This summer, I’ve been enjoying them fresh from the fig tree in the garden and I’ve been trying them out in all kinds of recepies — fig jam, fig oatmeal, dried figs, fig apple sauce…you get the idea! They are already plenty sweet on their own, but one awesome way to serve them is to add in a scoop of vegan caramel pecan ice cream and you get this really simple, decadent dessert.
And, here are some photos of what else has been going on in my garden lately. I didn’t get too serious with planting different vegetables and such this year because I had a whole bunch of projects to attend to over the summer, but I did get a really fun assortment of herbs and flowers, as well as as buckets and buckets of strawberries, apples, blackberries, a few gooseberries, and of course, figs!