div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/478546569435fa9e488bb.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img alt="Blueberry and fig smoothie" border="0" height="320" src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/478546569435fa9e488bb.jpg" title="Blueberry and fig smoothie" width="309" //a/divI've been in Georgia for about 2 weeks now, and I finally feel settled. The movers delivered my stuff yesterday (I found out the hard way that sleeping on an air mattress for that long is NOT pleasant), and before that I barely did any cooking. I had a pot, pan, cutting board, and knife with me, but I couldn't get inspired to cook something that I would have to eat off of a paper plate with plastic utensils. I did make spaghetti and a couple of decent stir-fries, but nothing was worth writing about. But now that my kitchen cabinets are full and I've rested from yesterday's marathon unpacking session, I finally feel ready to cook again. br /br /While I was still recovering today, I decided to make a smoothie. I was drinking smoothies almost every day before I left Michigan, and I'm very excited to be reunited with my blender. It was also perfect timing because today I got blueberries and figs from my grandmother's garden. I don't typically think of blueberries and figs as a good match, and I was planning to make a blueberry and peach smoothie, but I decided to give my body a brief break from peaches (I've been eating about 5 a day) and try this weird combo. To my surprise, I really liked the flavor. It was more subtle than the smoothies I usually make (I might try adding more fruit, especially blueberries, next time), but was incredibly good. I usually use yogurt in my smoothies, but I didn't have any and substituted milk. One of the primary reasons I love smoothies is that you can practically throw anything into a blender and it turns out great, and this was the perfect example.br /br /ibBlueberry and fig smoothie/b/ibr /(a href="http://sites.google.com/site/eatthisrecipes/blueberry-and-fig-smoothie?tmpl=%2Fsystem%2Fapp%2Ftemplates%2Fprint%2F"Printable version/a)br /br /1/2 cup milk or plain yogurtbr /1/2 cup blueberriesbr /4 large figs, stems removedbr /2 handfuls of icebr /br /Add all ingredients to the blender, and blend on high until the ice is all pulverized. Serves 1-2.