Monday, July 16, 2012

Dehydrated Figs Anyone?

While visiting one of my kids, their fig tree was producing wonderful fruit.  I have never eaten fresh figs before.  It was a real treat.  I never imagined the fresh fruit being so sweet. 

Seeing the fig tree in person gave a big picture of the significance of Jesus rebuking a fig tree for not bearing fruit and it dried up right then.  For some reason, I had pictured a fig tree as more of big bush.  To have a large tree (figs are a very full tree) dry up immediately is amazing.  Not bearing fruit is a huge lesson for us to learn....are we bearing fruit as His child?  I don't think Jesus is going to 'dry us up' but I do think He wants us to bear fruit.  A good lesson to learn.

Now, onto dried figs! 

Since I wasn't going to be able to readily go out and pick figs, I decided to pick as many as I could reach and bring them home to dehydrate.  I can't tell you how easy it is to dehydrate food.  I simply washed the figs and filled the trays.  I turned the dehydrator to 125 degrees and left it to do its thing!  They do have a lot of moisture so it took about 14 hours to dehydrate.

I am still getting to enjoy the figs that I picked a month ago.   I had planned on making fig newton cookies but it never happened.  We ate them all. :)  I think I am going to try to plant a fig tree.  They are soooo good.

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