As those of you who know me in person or follow me on Twitter may know, I had hand (finger, to be exact) surgery early this past week and have spent the rest of the week at home convalescing and slipping in and out of consciousness. (At the very least, I've been catching up on those precious sleep hours before school starts!)
Typing with one hand is difficult enough, but what really kills me is that I can't *do* anything, either research for school or being in the kitchen or being behind the camera. I mean, I have complete confidence that I could bake simple things with one hand, but it's doing the dishes afterwards that necessitates two! :-) So instead, I've been enjoying the fresh fruits of the season au natural--and what the perfect time to do so! From some of the sweetest late-season strawberries to exotically subtle South African ice peaches to succulent and delicately rich figs, I've been savoring doing almost nothing to my fruits and just enjoying simply the incredible flavors of the pre-autumn season.
One of my favorite ways to enjoy seasonal fruits is to add them to my morning yogurt, and this is what I've been having this past week: green and purple figs, toasted pistachios, thick, Greek yogurt, and a quick sprinkling of dark brown sugar. Here's hoping that a few figs a day keep the doctors at bay! :-)
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! (as I will probably be sleeping mine away.)