We went back to France two weeks ago to spend another lovely holiday in my brother's old farmhouse near Toulouse. At this time of the year the figues on his figue trees around the farmhouse are ripe and we ate figues from morning till evening.
There were blue ones and green ones --hundreds of them, and we were not the only ones to enjoy them. In fact, we had to be careful while picking them as so many hornets and other insects also seemed to enjoy them. One day Dieter decided to bake a tarte aux figues.
You can buy the thin layers of Pâte Brisée in every supermarket in France, but Eileen is including her favorite French recipe.
Maria & Dieter
We are a German couple living near the romantic Rhine valley and the cities of Cologne and Bonn in Germany. Three years ago we met Susan through the internet and have become great friends. We have so much in common and share a passion for antiques, good food and traveling, that it is fun to meet and do things together. Over the last 3 years we have met Susan and her sister Eileen in Paris, Germany and the USA. We are already planning our next trips to Provence and Prague and Dieter and I feel honored to provide photos, comments, reports and recipes from Europe to Susan and Eileen's blog.