Our neighbor's goats have been trying to attack our garden
so we built a little scarecrow.
We were kind of lacking in the scaregoat wardrobe department, so i sacrificed my favorite pair of jeans.
One of the first things to bloom were the blackberries. (At least that's what they call them in California. These are nothing like the blackberries we grew in our garden in Nebraska. These are what I would call black raspberries. But no one here knows what I'm talking about when I say that.)
Another thing that was blooming was our fig tree.
We had a little pile of them building up, but I didn't really know what to do with them.
Aside from the occasional fig newton, I don't have a lot of experience with figs.
So I googled around and found this recipe at http://justgetfloury.blogspot.com/2008/02/i-figgin-love-chocolate.html
First, we peeled them.
Then, we broke out the chocolate
and some butter,
a little brown sugar,
We melted the butter and the chocolate chips.
Added the brown sugar
and melted it until it was smooth.
We added a little flour,
some cocoa powder,
(It still tastes terrible, just like the last time he tried it.)
The kids took turns cracking the eggs
we picked out the shells, threw in the other ingredients,