Happy Fruity FIGGY Friday Friends!
Now it’s been quite awhile since Aneta & I have done a Fruity Friday report. So be excited that today is the day folks that we open your eyes to the wonderful world of figs.
And as you can tell I am excited to be able to review the FIG today.
Before I could even find the fig to review it, I wanted to make sure it was in fact a fruit. I just wasn’t quite sure.
And according to Wiki Answers.com fruits have seeds, and vegetables do not. The fig has seeds so technically it’s a fruit.
Well there you go, our fruity friday is legit!
In reading up on the history figs they are considered to be one of the oldest fruits recognized by man. And was used as a form of sweetener before refined sugars were introduced. Due to it’s natural sweetness it was perfect for enhancing any meal.
Well let’s get right to it and check out these figs!
I was actually quite surprised at how soft the outside of the fig was. It was very tender and if you squeezed to hard you would definitely squish this little guy.
Then I performed surgery and cut my little fig open. Oooohhhhhh…. AwwWWWwww…. found a new setting on the point and shoot and it got some great detail of the tiny seeds and insides of the fig.
The taste of the fig is kind of faint actually. But I would compare it to the flavoring inside a fig newton. My favorite part is the crunch from the little seeds. It’s like biting into a kiwi, but the seeds are smaller and the crunch is a little less, but still a fun sensation in your mouth.
When I was thinking about what I wanted to do with all these figs I decided to recreate an awesome treat that my brother once made for me. I actually didn’t realize until now that I had tried figs earlier this summer. They were so disguised that I didn’t even know.
So here I present you White Chocolate Covered Figs!
All you need is figs & white chocolate and you are golden.
I attempted to double boil the white chocolate and the chocolate I bought didn’t want to melt.
So I threw it in the microwave and it came out all chunky. 😦 boo!
So let’s pretend the white chocolate was all melty and delicious and we covered our cute little figs with it and it dried perfectly. Imagine a chocolate covered strawberry? Okay, you got the image?
If all would have melted right I would have had the most beautiful and delicious looking figs. However, I had an EPIC FAIL.
But you get the idea, and you are drooling over the idea I’m sure.
WHAT DID I DO WRONG WITH MY CHOCOLATE? Tips on melting tricks? Was it the wrong kind of chocolate?
Now for the record, I have tasted these chocolate covered figs before and they were to die for. So just take my word for it! 🙂
But I couldn’t just leave with you a failure of a recipe so naturally I created a bomb-tastic smoothie instead.
The Figgy Smoothie was born!
The Figgy Smoothie:
- 1/2 fresh peach
- 1 frozen banana
- 3 figs
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1/2 scoop of protein powder
- 1 cup of almond milk
Yup, this one was another winner. I especially loved the crunch of the fig seeds. And I could really taste the fig in the smoothie. It was a fun flavor to experiment with.
So there you have it, another fun fruity & figgy friday. Be sure to stop on over at Aneta’s to see her take on the fig.
Now on to the CSN Giveaway!
The random number generator picked comment number 5.
That means Marlene you are the winner of the CSN gift card! I guess entering a contest 400 times gives you good odds that you will win sooner or later! LOL, your comment cracked me up. Well I hope the new camping stove does you well! 🙂 Congrats!
Be back monday with a down and dirty recap of my first ever Mud Run. The Dirty Divas are gonna get dirty tomorrow!! Wooo hooo!!