Welcome! So glad that you’ve found me. I’m Heidi and the creative genius behind Fig and Fork.
This site was the result of many people asking for recipes that I posted to Facebook or Instagram. Rather than email every person that inquired, I decided the most obvious thing was to start a blog. Doesn’t everybody do that?
The name came about for a couple reasons. First, my maternal grandfather gifted me with three fig trees over 15 years ago. I remember seeing fig trees in California when I was little and when we visited relatives. But I didn’t think they could grow in Oregon. I could never have dreamt they would mature into these beautiful canopies of shade and the feeling of peace and security I have when underneath them.
Figs are mentioned numerous times in scripture. One of the promises the Lord made to the Israelites after their exodus from Egypt, was for a land that was abundant in fruit. Deuteronomy 8:7-10 says “For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.”
Throughout scripture, the fig tree was an indicator of spiritual and physical well-being of a nation. I love that reminder growing in my yard. Fig trees do not flourish overnight. They do not produce fruit the first year they are planted. They take time to cultivate and prosper. I strive to be like those fig trees – to steadfastly continue my spiritual growth and prosper in blessings from the Lord.
I hope Fig and Fork inspires you to flourish where you are planted.