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Thursday, May 12, 2011


Figs in Brandy

As I sit in my office at the computer keyboard, I hear the snap of Ball jar lids clamping down, the sound of a tight vacuum seal being born. Snap! Pop!

I just finished putting up five pints of Calimyrna figs in brandy. After they’ve had a chance to sit in their alcoholic syrup for a few weeks to mellow, they’ll be ready to eat.

From a distance, they resemble smurf brains... or at least, what I imagine smurf brains would look like.

Figs in brandy. Yeah. The perfect food for someone my age. Lotsa fiber... and lotsa Vitamin E.

Ethanol, that is.

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