Eric, I am super happy to see you back here
Comment tu vas?
I don't make the jam but I do a compote with some sweet spices. Fill jars of them and put them in the freezer for the winter months. Nice with ice cream or yoghurt or porridge or muesli.
The tree is so laden with figs that, when you walk past, you could get drunk smelling the fermentation fumes! Lots of them are now on the ground and you have to wear your garden shoes and dig out all the sticky fig remains with a stick and wash the shoes in hot water to rid the soles of sticky gunge.
How I have loved walking round the garden again, eating figs, eating the ripe fruit from the passiflora and admiring the autumn crocuses. I try not to look at the overgrown hedges or indeed the weeds and certainly not the out of control "lawns"!
Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
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