View Full Version : new to figs!
08-22-2006, 11:54 AM
ok. So I've been reading through some posts, & it seems most love figs. I had gone to a local "Giant" & saw figs. They looked kind of wrinkled, & I really couldn't figure out how I would eat them. :o So I just didn't purchase them, b/c they are expensive (about a $1 each).
How do you all eat them? Was I just looking at bad figs or something? :rolleyes:
08-22-2006, 11:56 AM
Here's how they look like:
They are soft and wrinkly by nature! You just remove the skin and inside is this really great tasting soft and fruity flesh.
Yes, they can be expensive, here in The Netherlands they are about the same price each. In warmer countries in Europe like France, Spain (Mediteranian) there are fig trees galore. When I was 10 or something, we went camping in Spain and there was a fig tree besides our tents. My brother, sister and I were always climbing in the tree, reading comics and books on its branches, and since the fruit was ripe, we were eating figs every day, straight from the tree. You couldn't eat it all, that tree was burdened!!!! We just kept eating of it the whole vacation long and still there were lots of figs. It is one of my best fruit eating memories ever.
If you have the chance, just buy one for the taste, just out of curiosity!
i was always wondering about this too! i've always heard about dried figs, but that's about it. Never raw. Havetah` try some soon! o O
08-22-2006, 12:42 PM
Here in Los Angeles one can bike around the alley ways behind houses and find all kinds of fruit trees hanging off the cinder block walls over the property line. I use to get my supply of figs that way, biking around with my containers and bag over my shoulder.
Now, I have my own fig trees. They seem to love the weather here and grow like weeds. Because the fruit is so tender and perishable they need to be dried or frozen if not eaten outright. I have a freezer to hold the total season pickings. Then after the fresh season has ended I take out the frozen and make a wonderful tasting pudding of homogenized figs and golden flax seed with water. You need to use a strong blender that homogenizes and you'll be good.
Nothing beats the fresh gooey ripe one though. I think I'll go have some right now.
That made me hungry!!! :eek:
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