Slice of Life Story Challenge March 19 -The Joy of Feasting On Figs
The Joy Of Feasting On Figs
|A feast of figs|
Figs provide a rich source of fibre and they’re full of vitamins and minerals. Known for being a healthy and versatile fruit, they add a burst of sweetness to all kinds of dishes...
|Figs, goat's cheese and spinach and pomegranate molasses dressing, salad|
Figs are ancient. They are one of the world’s oldest trees, and while they are native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean region, I am forever grateful they are common in Australia. They are a backyard staple. Their high standing among consumers is exemplified in the exorbitant prices they fetch in supermarkets. This makes growing them in your garden such a smart thing to do.
As a growing boy, I recall my Mum buying packets of fig rolls. What a delicious treat they were. Kids used to say they were made from squashed flies. It made not one jot of difference. They were made to be a taste treat for the tongue –flies or otherwise.
Figs also feature in my literate life. One of my treasures remains Chris Van Alsburg’s ‘The Sweetest Fig.’
Without a doubt, for me, figs are fantastic.