My fig tree is very slow to grow and is some years away from producing a crop. Perhaps if I get an abundance of figs I’ll grow tired of them, but until then, I delight in buying them and just a couple make a spectacular addition to some greek yoghurt and manuka honey for breakfast. The perfect lunch is a couple of figs on some wild rocket leaves, a few scraps of proscuitto and some shavings of grana padano cheese dressed with a glug of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Fast, and portable, food at its best.
Mid-May is garlic planting time so take a look at some tips for growing great garlic. Sow broad beans now too – even if you don’t like to eat them, they’ll improve your soil over winter. Trap your mice first though.
It’s Food Show time in Wellington – Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Westpac Stadium. If you’ve got pumpkins, make some pumpkin soup, some slow-cooker pumpkin cake or try stuffing some mini pumpkins.