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07-21-2005, 11:10 PM
Okay, so I bought my first figs today. My first thought...how did someone take a bit of that and say, "Hey, let's make a cookie out of this" (or do Fig Newtons even have figs in them??)
It was interesting, not what I expected.
Stupid question... do you eat figs whole or peel them or what?
And I'm assuming soft to the touch is ripe, yes?
Feeling totally fig-ignorant :confused:
07-21-2005, 11:18 PM
i've never bought figs. my grandmother has a fig tree in her backyard. we just pick them (soft, yes) rinse them, and eat them; skin and all. i don't eat the little stem though. if the fig is pink inside, too, it is definitely gonna be sweet and ripe :) enjoy your figs, and hope you're not too fig-norant now!!! :D
07-21-2005, 11:36 PM
Soft to the touch is ripe. I eat the whole thing. I cannot imagine peeling a fig, as it would be way too messy.
Enjoy the figs. They are one of my favorite fruits. I enjoy the black mission figs more than the greenish figs.
07-21-2005, 11:45 PM
I have a fig tree that yields Mission figs, but my next door neighbor's fig tree has the marvelous light green with pink inside figs - Kadota? They are beyond orgasmic. They allow me to eat my fill from it each summer.
Before I planted my tree, I would occasionally buy figs from the market. They seldom had the full-bodied, fresh, juicy flavor that typify figs. If you get the chance, definitely try to hunt some up at a farmers' market! Also, if picked unripe and allowed to soften off the tree, they lose a lot of flavor.
07-22-2005, 01:17 AM
Nod,nod,nod. Yup! I peel 'em ~ and de-seed strawberries, raspberries and kiwis too. :D
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