Before anything else, let me just say that this post is more for its photogenic qualities (ie. food porn) than a usual blog with accompanying recipe. As you know, I love figs. But it got to a point where enough was enough and I basically ODed on them. So what to do with a ship- ment of figs recently given to us? Turn them into jam!

Somehow in the jam making process, I got a wee bit sidetracked (as I often am with a hundred things going on in my head) and decided to play around with the ingredients and create a still life. I pictured in my head an image that exuded an old-world feel with low-level light coming from an angle and creating some nice shadows. Well, here is what I ended up with:

 Still life for fig jam

For those of you that are interested in making fig jam, try here and here. There are quite a few variations in terms of the spices used so go with what you like.



7 Responses to “Distracted”

  1. 1 Patricia Scarpin March 13, 2007 at 1:37 pm

    Your photo is stunning, Steven.

  2. 2 veron March 13, 2007 at 5:16 pm

    Great picture. I’m sure I will be coming back to this post once figs become available again. I plan to make fig jam and confit!

  3. 3 madchilli March 13, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you Patricia. So glad you liked this.

    Veron, then it will be my turn to be envious and you can torture me with your posts! 🙂

  4. 4 Freya March 14, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Beautiful! Figs look best like this anyway!

  5. 5 madchilli March 15, 2007 at 12:17 am

    Aren’t figs so photogenic? They must be like the supermodels of the food world (for me anyway) 🙂

  6. 6 Vicki March 29, 2007 at 4:32 am

    I’ve got 2 fig trees in my back yard, and I make fig preserves with sesame seeds every year. Yum.

  7. 7 madchilli March 29, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    Lucky you! Not many people cultivate them anymore. The sesame seeds sound interesting…

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