When I was younger my mama would finish off most meals with a ‘Tutti Frutti’, a lovely fresh fruit salad as pudding instead of sugar laden cakes. A meal was not complete without one of these and I still always make one as part of my breakfast at the weekend. You don’t really hear the term ‘Tutti Frutti’ anymore, but I have such nostalgia for it that I still use it.
I love to eat as many figs as u can at this time of year when they are ripe, plentiful and cheap. They always remind me of autumn and they always remind me of my Mama, who also loves them. I remember when I was younger, I would spend hours climbing the large fig tree in our garden on warm summer evenings.
Growing up I always knew that autumn was around the corner when Mama used to bring figs home from the market, and their deep purple colouring and cherry red interior still reminds me of autumn today. Figs are in season right now (september), so they are at their sweetest and cheapest.