I receive a daily email about Italy. Here is one that came in today. Now if I had a fig tree, oh, the sensate poems that would come from that! Here is the link, http://www.ItalianNotebook.com
Contributed by Colleen Simpson – Innkeeper, Storyteller, Vineyard Enthusiast, Piegaro, Umbria, Italy.
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In Umbrian Fig Heaven: Figs Everywhere!
Piegaro, Umbria (see map) – In the weekly markets, in the village alimentari (grocery stores) and hiding beneath the large leaves of the trees surrounding Piegaro, figs are everywhere! Late summer has arrived and we are in Fig Heaven.
The soft green skin bursts open to reveal its juicy sweet surprise and we can eat them smugly knowing that they are the healthiest of fruits, rich in calcium, magnesium, iron and fiber. Lovely to look at and divine to eat, I serve them many ways but here are two of my favorites: one for a late summer light pranzo and the other to anoint hearty roast pork in winter. Enjoy!