|Black figs and tomatoes from our garden with Costco Wholesale's Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix and imported, aged Pecorino Romano sheep's milk cheese.|
By Victor E. Sasson
We've managed to rescue a fair number of tomatoes and black figs from the critters that inhabit our garden.
We're having better luck with them than with the peaches from a tree that is very popular with squirrels, and they don't even wait until the fruit grows.
The tomatoes are great in salads and frittatas or paired with a good cheese and dressed simply in extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
We cut back the black fig tree every fall, but it comes back stronger every year.
Birds get to many -- but not all -- of the figs before we do.
|Sweet and savory.|
|Transforming the daily salad with organic baby spinach.|
I love figs in any form -- dried from Costco Wholesale, in Spanish fig cakes with nuts from Fairway Market and Whole Foods Market, both in Paramus; and in a fig preserve with anise from Fattal's Bakery in Paterson.