Well, it’s fig season. I admit that this is the first year where I’ve actually taken notice. I tried a fig newton once in the 1st grade and HATED it. I haven’t been brave enough to try again until now. I saw this recipe for a semolina fig pudding in my new BOOK by SHAZZIE. So I guess this is what those crazy brits were talking about in the christmas carols with the figgy pudding. Which carol was that anyway?
Then, I went about making this fall salad with some pears and candied pumpkin seeds…
I got the recipe from RAW FOOD. REAL WORLD. (one of the best books ever), but I think I messed it up slightly. I don’t think I rinsed them well enough after I soaked them. Or maybe I just didn’t drain them well enough. Because there was maybe some slightly bitter soak water in there. And they were too wet. So they didn’t get quite as coated as I would have liked…Well, I guess if I got it perfect every time, I would be a stepford wife. And that just won’t do. I’m not even married!
Then, I made this lovely fig balsamic dressing from I AM GRATEFUL. But I think my balsamic was a little rancid. So basically, everything I touched this week turned to crap. There must be a lesson in there for me to unravel. Like, I’m not sure if I’ve in sync with figs just yet. The earthy sweet thing…it’s confusing and unsettling. I’m don’t know what to make of it.
In short: You win some, You lose some. At least I didn’t do it on national television with Katie Couric interviewing me.