I have professed my love of figs before but I simply must do it again. I just devoured a lovely bunch of them and I'm already missing their exotic flavor. I love their shape, their color and of course, their taste. I like them with almost everything and by themselves. I also love fig scented everything - soap, lotion, candles etc. They are an exotic fruit don't you think?
Good old Wikipedia informed me "The edible fig is one of the first plants that was cultivated by humans." The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans loved them and they are one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fiber. Go Figs!
Here's the thing - I didn't taste fresh figs until I was in my 40s. Seriously. I have no idea why but there it is. Discovering the joy of fresh figs after all these decades of life reminds me of all the other wonderfully delightful tastes, sights and adventures just waiting for me out there. What a wonderful journey this life is.
Have you tried anything new lately?