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#Selfig

A text message last week from my son asked, “want me to get you any?” He also sent this photo of figs in the supermarket near his apartment. I wrote back that he should wait until we were in town, … Continue reading

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Fig-a-grow

Two of my fig friends contacted me with bad news. Heather said her tree was dead. It looks as lifeless now as it did all winter. Frank Weathers pruned his tree back after the hash winter but it has since … Continue reading

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The Fig Chill

Locals refer to the current cold snap as “dogwood winter.” The area’s dogwood trees are in full bloom yet the temperature dipped below freezing on Tuesday night. As you can see, some leaves have sprouted on my fledgling fig tree since … Continue reading

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Man Prunes Fig

Fig trees can withstand significant pruning, or so I’ve read. I hope it’s true. My fig tree is a now a fraction of its former self. Over the weekend, I cut away the dead wood, about six inches at a … Continue reading

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What’s Up, Fig Life?

Frank Weathers sent me a message that he had pruned his fig tree rather severely. He wrote, “Lots of dead (brown) wood in the extremities. Pretty much all the new growth from last years growing season didn’t make it. I … Continue reading

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Dried and True

For the longest time, the names of all my favorite fruits started with the letter P. I still love pomegranates, pineapples and peaches, however the first time I tasted a fresh fig, I had a new number one favorite fruit. … Continue reading

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Sweet Tart

There were several recipes on the back of a package of Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice dried mission figs that I bought last month while visiting my son in Maryland. It’s easier to find dried figs in the DC area than … Continue reading

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Rum and Tell That

Two of my fellow-fig-fan friends told me this week that they like my fig-based blog posts. In my reply to one of them, I promised that I would write a follow up to Tuesday’s post about the Kalamata figs I have soaking … Continue reading

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Our Daily Fig

There was a package of dried Kalamata figs in my Christmas stocking. It was similar to the package I had served at a party the day before. Thanks to my successful experiment last week, I was inspired try rehydrating them on … Continue reading

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Reconfigured

At a Christmas Eve party, I served some dried figs, which turned out to be too chewy. That night, after some Internet research, I put the four remaining figs in four different liquids. I intended to eat them twelve hours … Continue reading

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Won’t Go Until We’ve Got Some

A package of dried figs was my contribution to a Christmas Eve party today. They were rather chewy but the guests seemed to enjoy them. At the end of the party, there were eight figs left over. I took four … Continue reading

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Fignition

Could it be? During a routine inspection of my sapling fig tree Monday, I noticed two tiny bulbous protrusions. It seems unlikely that my tree would attempt to produce fruit so soon. It also seems unlikely that the fruit will have … Continue reading

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Mmm… Butternut

Four bakeries won the top six awards at the second annual Cupcakes in the Park festival on Saturday. The event, benefiting the Helen Ross McNabb Center, was held in Krutch Park Extension.     A blackberry moonshine cupcake from The Cup took first place … Continue reading

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Brown Turkey Creek

A friend in Nashville sent me an email with the subject line, “Gigs!” At first I thought she knew of an opportunity for me to do stand-up or improv in the Music City. It was neither. The text of the … Continue reading

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