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Sunday, July 18, 2010

In the kitchen with blueberries and figs

First of all, thank you so much everyone, for your encouraging words and condolences on the loss of my cat, Middi. Her absence has definitely left an empty spot in my heart and home. Your kindness is overwhelming.

I had to figure out what to do with the blueberries and figs I have been picking. So, I decided to make refrigerator jam.




Regrettably, it did not thicken enough, so now I have blueberry-fig sauce to pour over pankaces or ice cream. It tastes delishious!




Meanwhile, Gizzy is supervising, watching every move I make:



Next, I baked a fig cake by lining a 9" cake pan with yeast dough and then layering it with halfed figs, like this:



Then, I covered it with Streusel topping:



About 35 minutes later, it was bubbling hot and ready to come out of the oven:



That night, I had coffee and fig cake for dinner (which tasted just like grandma's plum cake)


 

and cucumber-string bean vegetable salad for dessert




 Look who's been chewing on his paws:



Covering his paws with preemie socks seems to help him quit chewing on himself. 



Silly boy!


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25 comments:

Silke said...

Oh, that just looks delicious!! I made a fig tart Saturday and will have the recipe in my blog tomorrow. Figs are so good! I'll have to try making a fig cake like a Zwetschenkuchen like you did!! Yum!! Enjoy a piece for me... Love, Silke

mommaof3 said...

i lovve blueberries.it looks good

gin said...

So sorry about Middy. I didn't get to read about her till today. But I left a heartfelt note on that post also.I know it's hard not having her around.
I love figs, mainly right off the tree. Haven't had any lately. But I sure do miss them.

sprinkles said...

Your china is beautiful!

Karin said...

That does look like my Pflaumen Kuchen too! It looks perfect and bet it tastes delicious!

Sandy said...

Doris, this post is making me hungry... LOL! Everything sure looks delicious. And Gizzy, you stop chewing on your paws silly boy!!

*Ulrike* said...

Yum! All of it looks delicious! I'm so sorry about Middi. I know when my little Blackie takes off or is in hiding I do miss him. At least you still have Gizzy, but tell him it's not nice to bite his paws!
Hope you have a wonderful week, and now I need to get off this computer as I heard some thunder a little while ago!
Take Care,
Ulrike

Deborah said...

Hi Doris, I'm confused a little, salad for desert and pie for dinner! I little backwards to me, but what a nice idea!
xxoo
Deborah
PS It was nice to see you had so many people stop by yesterday. That warms my heart.

Chatty Crone said...

Girl - you are my kind of girl - pie for dinner and cukes and beans and onions for dinner. It looked good to me.

Also what is the recipe or what is the liquid in the beans?

Hope your little one quits biting at his feet.

And again - sorry about your sweet cat.

sandie

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Delish!!! You just gave my mom ideas for her favorite breakfast Pancakes with Blueberries n Figs. Thanks for sharing. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ginny said...

It looks like you are an excellent cook who can make mistakes even yummier than what you had planned! Your little dog is just so cute!! What breed is he and how old?

Beverooni said...

I am really so very sorry about Middi. She was so very lucky to have you as her person.

All the yummies you made look delicious indeed!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Hi Doris
Gotta love your sweets for main course and vegies for afters menu...seems like the right way around to me!
Hugs

glor said...

Doris, you have to come out of the kitchen ... I'm drooling like crazy. What wonderfyul treats you make. The premie socks are a really good idea. Poor little Gizzy, but he does look so cute.

Babydoll1962 Kreativ Ecke said...

Hallo Doris,
Es tut mir echt leid mit deinem Kätzchen!
Jetzt zum beantworten all Deiner Fragen: Ja ich bin die ganze strecke alleine gefahren, ich mache das gerne! Ja man soll auch ier mit Helm fahren, das mache ich aber nicht gerne , und deshalb habe ich auch keine Helm. Nur Erik hat einen darauf bestehen wir. Hier in Hamburg gibt es Fahrradwege, gott sei dank.
aber oft sind die zugeparkt und man muß auf die Straße. Ich hasse das! Und wenn man keine Lust zum Fahhradfahren hat, dann kann man auch noch mit der U Bahn , mit der S.Bahn oder mit dem Bus und da gibt es ja auch noch unsere Alsterfähren und unsere Hafenfähren. Aber wir machen das äußerst selten, weil wir lieber unabhänig und frei durch unser Hamburger schmuddelwetter fahren. aber dieses Jahr haben wir noch kein Schmuddelwetter gehabt.
Bis Freitag sind wir noch zuhause Und dann geht es in die Nähe von Kiel zu unseren Freunden Maja, Sven und Erik.
Wir sind alle schon ganz aufgeregt.
Tschüss
und kein Problem mit fragen ich antworte gerne !
Tschüss
Doris

Stefanie said...

Hallo Doris, heute am Nachmittag hatte ich den Wunsch nach Streuselkuchen und finde ihn nun hier in deinem blog! Ich habe ihn nie mit Feigen gegessen, nur mit Äpfeln.
Herzliche Grüße,
Stefanie

K9friend said...

The food looks fantastic! Wish I could sample! Do the socks help keep your pup from chewing? I'm afraid my dog would simply chew the socks off.

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Poor Gizzy. It's the danged humidity I bet. He looks so cute with his evening gloves on.

The figs have got me HUNGRY (whether they contain wasps or not!!!).

the booker man said...

oh my word. as your newest follower, i can already tell that i am going to enjoy your blog immensely. delicious food and an adorable dog all in the same post? you just can't go wrong with that! :)
oh, and gizzy, sweet pup, i promise it's better if you leave your paws alone!

*hugs to you today*
the booker man and asa's mama

Cathy said...

The jam looks wonderful! Sometime mine doesn't thicken up enough either, but it still taste great :) Those figs look so good too! Where did you get them? Are them locally grown?
Doris ~ I'm soo sorry to read about your cat, Middy. Bless your heart! you sure have had a lot to deal with and I'm sure you will miss Middy very much.
Hugz,
Cathy♥♥

Sandy said...

Yum!!! That Fig cake looks just delish. And I like how you think, Fig cake for dinner and the salad for dessert ;0)

Sandy

Tummetott said...

Hallo Doris,
dein Kuchen sind ja so lecker, da würd man gern ein Stückchen nehmen.
Und Gizzy mit Söckchen, wirklich zu putzig :O)
Herzlichen Dank für deine Einladung zum Chat, ich nehm sie gern an, nur leider funktioniert das hier mit meinem Computer irgendwie noch nicht so richtig.
Ich probiere weiter!!
Liebe Grüße aus dem hitzigen Deutschland
Michaela

Chatty Crone said...

I made your recipe - it is marinating.

I have an award for you on my blog.

sandie

Beansieleigh said...

Oh wow.. who needs dessert when you can have a dinner like THAT!!! Oh my goodness.. Are there leftovers?? I'll be right over! (I'll bring the banana bread and peanut butter cookies!) ~tina

Faith said...

This sauce looks really good...and the tart too...coffee on? Do figs grow locally in Georgia? I bet it smelled just wonderful. Have a great day.