Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Figs!

Upon moving to Madrid in September 2012 and trying fresh figs for the first time, I was in love. I never knew what I was missing out on before!

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Now, between mid June and mid October, I want to eat figs every day.

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They thrive in the Mediterranean region. Since ripe figs are fragile and don’t transport well, it’s very difficult to find good figs outside of the Mediterranean. I think there are a couple farmers markets in Washington that sell figs, but I can’t imagine the quality is anything like what I can find in Madrid.

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They’re such an easy and versatile fruit! You don’t have to peel them, there are no seeds to worry about, they taste great slightly under-ripe or extremely over-ripe, whichever suits your fancy. You can eat them raw or put them in recipes. I love them.

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On this particular day in September, I sliced them up and put them on bread and toasted them in the oven with some brie cheese on top. They turned out so warm and gooey and delicious!

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I can’t wait for fig season to come back!!

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This entry was posted on December 18, 2013 by in Culture, Food, Madrid, Spain and tagged , .
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