I decided to share this painting of figs from a while back today so I can link up with Diana Evans for Sweet Saturdays. I've been meaning to join one of Diana's links ups for a while but time gets away from me...
|Watercolor on paper|
|Figs on my art desk...working quickly before the ants figure it out.|
When the figs are overripe I like to use them in smoothies, fresh or frozen. I put them in the blender, skin and all. They add a nice creamy texture and a subtle flavor. They are high in calcium and other minerals, loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. What's not to love?
Fig & Peach Green Smoothie:
1 large fig, cut up and skin on
1 medium peach, cut up and skin on
2 cups mixed baby spinach, collard greens and kale (or any green)
about 6 oz water
add crushed ice if you like your smoothies really cold as I do
when I make fig smoothies for the kids I add barely a hint of greens and much more fruit.
Another amazing way to eat figs:
Slice figs in half and place face up on pretty serving tray. Put crumbled blue cheese and roasted almonds on each fig. Drizzle whole thing with honey.
And some most exciting news! I sold my first piece of jewelry from my brand new Etsy shop. OK, it was to a friend of mine...but still!
|Visit my new Etsy Shop.|
I'm also linking up with Alexandra at Sunday Sketches.