I once read that it can be extra challenging to rehabilitate a *domestic clean freak* of their OCD, because it’s so easy for one to justify their behavior. Unlike other habits that can be argued to be "not necessary", or "disruptive to others", one's need to clean can easily be justified as a win-win for everyone. What the heck do you care if I clean all day – look how great and germ-free our house looks!
I’m kind of feeling it might go the same way when growing ones own food. I mean, if you grow your own food and have OCD about it. Like someone we might know…
It’s fig season and I’m obsessing again. Our newest Kadota only produced a few fruits this year, but right now, our six-year-old Black Mission Fig is giving us buckets everyday. I just can’t stand the thought of any figs going to waste but because I haven’t found the time yet to kill six pounds of them with some jam, I’ve had to get quick and crafty.
Here’s is my figgy week in review:
Monday: Fig puree – why not!? I made tons and packaged them into 1 cup containers to use at a future date for these muffins. I also I quartered a bunch and froze them for smoothies. I think they’ll be great blended with peaches, dry rolled oats, milk (and a couple kale leaves ;)
Tuesday: 12 beautiful ripe figs to my MIL and a Fig Almond Tart
Wednesday: 3 recycled clamshell fruit containers, filled, and frisbee’d out to fig lovers in the neighborhood
Thursday: I’m out of town but schedule a friend to come over and take what she can.
Friday: Still out of town! :(
Saturday: A *light dinner* of figs and goat cheese, wrapped in prosciutto.
Sunday: Family for dinner, figs and goat cheese, wrapped in prosciutto for appetizers.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get on that family dinner!