Figs are everything.

Figs are life-affirming.

And not just because they taste like heaven, are aesthetically perfect, a thrill to CUT IN HALF or even just to hold...

After Food52 reminded me that it was fig season (the most wonderful time of the year), I immediately felt inspired. I went to THE market that night to pick up a pint of fresh figs and went to bed like a child on Christmas Eve. I hopped out of bed and after just one cup of coffee, went at it. Something just came over me -- inspiration that I haven't felt in quite some time. i made honey roasted fig ice cream and after every fig was gone, i kept going. i made my first batch of PIStachio in ages. i even made Vanilla Bean, which I NEVER, EVER MAKE. 

Fig season is one long affirmation (actually- it's not long enough!) that reminds us that Earth is filled with precious gifts. It reminds us to slow down and take time to appreciate the little things in life.

 i did just that today.