Showing posts from August, 2015

"No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen." Epictetus

Even a casual reader might guess, it is fig season at the rancho -- and a big one, at that.  It is curious to this creator of all things fig that so many people comment that they don't like figs, but they like Fig Newtons and they like fig jam.  Interestingly, figs go into fig jam and Fig Newtons.

So this is your Fig 101 course.  To the left, you will see 8 cups of figs.  What can be done with figs, you might ask?  This is a fruit that is truly sweet.   As an experimenter (tinkerer) with recipes, it seems it must be balanced out by savory or salty ingredients, otherwise, one could go into a diabetic coma.  Figs, however, are one of the most power-packed fruits, nutritionally speaking.  For more information on the details, please click here:

On a practical note, though, people want to know how they can incorporate figs into their daily lives.  First off, in Mediterranean climates, such as ours, figs ripen in August.  Figs can be…