Monday, September 14, 2009

impromptu cheese platter

From the weekend. We had our friends Deja and George over for a little Saturday evening football. GAAAH. Football season is about to take over my living room. I am not a fan of football season. But I tolerate it.

The good thing about it is, you get to have friends over during games. And you don't actually have to watch the game, it turns out. You can put out stinky cheeses and chat with your girlfriend instead.



Anyway, back to the point. I scrounged together some bits around the kitchen to pair with a few cheeses we picked up for pre-dinner snacks. I do love a good cheese platter.



And figs. Our fig trees are just about done for the year but I found a secret stash in the neighborhood. Question: If 3 fig trees are growing in the easement between the street and the sidewalk, and they are full of ripe figs, and many appear to have dropped to the grass already, and no one appears to be enjoying them properly, is it okay to help oneself?

I'm voting yes. Technically anything in the easement is city property, right?

The figs were gorgeous and I'm debating whether or not to set out on a reconnaissance mission after dark to collect an entire bagful for another batch of jam.

14 comments:

Allison said...

do it! fresh figs are meant to be enjoyed. and if someone complains, brighten their day with a jar of fresh jam!

bigBANG studio said...

Also vote YES. Absolutely. And what kind of camera do you use, might I ask? Debating on what model of digital SLR to get and would LOVE some advice if you love your camera.

Esz said...

Get those figs!! You owe it to the figs not to go to waste :-)

betty said...

Oh, yes, absolutely. Figs are too good to be squandered on the neighborhood strays ;) You owe it to the tree!

east side bride said...

mmmmm. when I was up at my dad's a few weeks ago we *grilled* the figs from his tree. insanely good.

{lovely little things} said...

Love the figs & brie - my fave!

Becs said...

Enjoy the figs... it's the environmentally sustainable thing to do. ;-)

paula said...

this looks divine.

Dina @ White Thread said...

Those figs are fair game and too perfect to be left to fall to the grass. Get 'em!!!

Peonies and Polaroids said...

OF COURSE they're yours. Especially if you're going to turn them into such beauteousness.

Joslyn said...

oh my that is a mighty fine cheese platter lady!

Kristen said...

I think there is a long standing precedent that fruit on branches overhanging public property is public fruit! Go for it!

Rachel said...

Easement fruit is totally up for grabs!

Kim B. said...

the fig and cheese photo is particularly gorgeous (your photos are always great!)

and of COURSE you should collect some figs! I agree with Esz.