January 31, 2008 at 10:19 pm 5 comments

I began my love affair with figs a few years back when I found them at my little corner grocery in Des Moines. They were dried calimyrna figs and they were so yummy! I recently came across some dried black mission figs and have fallen in love all over again. They are perfect for an after dinner snack when you need just a little something sweet…they have a gooey, fudgey consistancy with teeny tiny little crunchy seeds inside that you eat with it. They even come with a little “handle” (stem) to hold on to while you eat it. When you are looking for them, try to find them in bulk instead of in a bag that has been sitting on the shelf for awhile. Those tend to be very hard and dry instead of moist. Calimyrna figs will be a bit drier anyway, but are still gooey in the middle. I could literally eat an entire bag of these…but I try to resist 🙂 Bella loves them too…they’re a great mid-afternoon snack for a hungry toddler!


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Danielle  |  February 1, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    I have been looking for figs in my local area and have yet to find them. I’m really interested in experimenting with them.

  • 2. Leah  |  February 1, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Figs are also alkalizing, which is helpful for our (typically) acidic diets.
    And they’re delicious, so many kinds!

  • 3. kristin  |  February 3, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    i went out and bought some of these on your recommendation… YUM!!!

  • 4. Natalie  |  February 8, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I’ve been searching for figs that look like this all over the place, and the only ones I can find look like little dried up nubs… Any suggestions? Have you ordered them online ever?

  • 5. livelightly  |  February 8, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I hadn’t ever seen this type of fig either until were at my in-laws. The calmyra figs are considerably less moist, but still delicious. I would consider ordering online though…they really are THAT GOOD! 🙂


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