One cool thing about being over here is that we have access to different kinds of produce than we would back in the states. Figs and dates are really popular, and they seem to always be available. Above are some figs I bought last week that are so good! I know you can't tell in the picture, but they're really big. Some of the vegetables I see in the grocery store are so weird looking I wouldn't know what to do with them if I bought them. I need to write the names down and do a little research. I mentioned in an earlier blog that we have access to a lot of great fresh spices too, so if you have a good recipe that uses unique spices, pass it on. I'd love to learn how to use some of this stuff.