Thursday, July 5, 2007

My Favorite Fruit

My favorite fruit is rarely found fresh. It's a seasonal delicacy and imagine my joy when a sign went up virtually across the street from me.....



FRESH FIGS FOR SALE! I called the elderly lady yesterday and they had none left. I was so sad. But she said they would pick more in the morning and I asked her to save me two.....GALLONS!


Today Brooke, Morgan, and I went across the road and bought our figs. Fresh figs also happen to be Brooke's favorite fruit and she was ecstatic. She ate a quarter of the gallon before we got home (okay, we went to the barn before coming home, but still - that's a lot of figs).


Tonight the girls ate leftover pasta salad my MIL made for the Fourth of July bash at my SIL's. Supper for Steve and me tonight was quesadillas made with leftover crispy duck from Monday night's sushi extravaganza, fresh tomatoes, sauteed yellow peppers and mushroom slices, and gouda cheese. Yummy! Oh - and a side of sliced, fresh figs. Followed by whole, fresh figs. Followed by more whole, fresh figs. And now I'm full as a pig - I mean FIG!


And our big news of the day......we finally got a letter from Joshua! It sounded just like him - made us laugh all the way through.

6 comments:

Kathy in WA said...

How did Joshua sound? Is he surviving? What made you laugh so much? Curious.

How interesting that figs are your favorite fruit. And your daughter's as well. Is there a pit in the center? Shows you how often I eat figs. Ha! What will you do with all of those gallons?

Ginger said...

Joshua sounded like he was missing us. But everything in the letter was upbeat and funny - he has a knack for finding mundane things and looking at them in a way that is really hilarious. Stuff like comments about the food and one of his bunkmates.

Figs have no pits, just tons of teeny tiny seeds inside - kind of like strawberries have outside. And so far we have just eaten them out of hand. I may make something with them. But almone one entire gallon is already eaten.

Cynthia said...

I can't say that I've ever eaten a real fresh fig. Glad you heard from your son! I can't imagine how hard it must be to wait for word from a loved one.

Lisa in Jax said...

I've never had a fresh fig.lol They sound good though. Do you eat them whole or do you peel them?

Ginger said...

You just eat them whole. No peeling. The outside skin is very thin and slightly fuzzy, sort of like a peach, but not as fuzzy as a peach.

Kristine said...

Okay, I've seen figs at the grocery store before. I'm writing them on my list. I wonder if they are fresh or dried? If I buy any, I will be writing to you to find out exactly what to DO with them.