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,

Contributed by Colleen Simpson – Innkeeper, Storyteller, Vineyard Enthusiast, Piegaro, Umbria, Italy.

The daily email from Italy… for Italy lovers everywhere

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!


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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One Response to FIG HEAVEN

  1. This is beautiful, and it makes me remember sitting on a grassy patch beside a highway enjoying figs and tomatoes with you.  I love you, my sexy Italian!  Maria

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