On a different note...
Meet the Black Mission Fig!
|Black Mission figs; whole and cut|
A gal on the boards over at Weight Watcher's mentioned that she has never had fresh figs and asked about them. Well here they are! I love fresh figs. My grandfather had fig trees in his back yard growing up and I remember my father bringing a handful home for me each Friday when they were in season. I greedily ate them all myself.
|Black Mission Fig|
Did you know:
- Figs are believed to have been cultivated by humans up to 1,000 years before wheat and barley
- Turkey and Egypt grow the most figs in the world
- They have one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber for our dietary needs, especially when dried
- Fig Newtons are not to be considered a viable source of the fruit's best nutritional qualities when dried ; ) Sorry.
Tomorrow: A mouth-watering and healthy use for that 'too small to serve' bit of Riesling at the end of the bottle. Beware- your mouth will crave nothing else after this!