Markets & More
Date: August 13, 2021 at 9:11:17 PM EDT
Subject: Do you give a fig? We do!
Hi Market Fans,
Garner just sent me this lovely pic of figs in their trees -- they are bringing lots of figs to market Sunday to BFM at the 100 block of R St NW.
Did you know that figs are NOT technically fruit -- they are actually tiny
flowers and seeds encased in an edible shell. Wow. Whatever we call
them, they are luscious, sweet, soft and tempting. I love them raw,
raw wrapped in ham, baked alone or with ricotta or goat or sheep
cheese and sprinkled with honey or pomegranate molasses and orange zest,
as a jam, as a tart, as a salad with basil, topped with vanilla ice
cream, cooked with duck breasts.
I loved them dried when I was a child and my grandfather always had some in his studio (he was a commercial artist).
So, all this summer heat has been good for the figs. Short season. Get yours this weekend.