Home-Fig-Harvest in Algeria

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My trip to Algeria this summer, with its special exotic of the North-African coast, had a few moments to remember. We got attached to a family, with who we spent most of our time. They had a fantastic house at a large avenue. But behind a wall towards the street shined a quite big yard with a pretty house and even with a sub-yard, where they put all the trash. Like a massive garage. This espacio had even more quality, because a nice fig-tree was growing there and his huge branches were heading over to the "show-off" yard. Figs can be harvested two times a year, if I remember right, and for our stay in August we got lucky to be right on time!

My trip to Algeria this summer, with its special exotic of the North-African coast, had a few moments to remember. We got attached to a family, with who we spent most of our time. They had a fantastic house at a large avenue. But behind a wall towards the street shined a quite big yard with a pretty house and even with a sub-yard, where they put all the trash. Like a massive garage. This espacio had even more quality, because a nice fig-tree was growing there and his huge branches were heading over to the “show-off” yard. Figs can be harvested two times a year, if I remember right, and for our stay in August we got lucky to be right on time!

So we could pick as many figs as we wanted for lunch and dinner and when we went back to our hotel we always got a load with us. When we parted for our way back to Germany we got a massive load as a travel-lunch pack.

Figs are sweet and I really like their awkward texture. But you definitely have to eat them fresh, best straight from the tree. Sometime you can even eat their skin, but best would be to pull it off. Even if you put them in the fridge they start to fall apart and to ferment. Maybe they will make up a good drug and you can call them magic figs, but we didn’t take the walk on the wild side.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus

written by wil6ka on 2008-11-25 in #world #locations #summer #fisheye #street

One Comment

  1. somapic
    somapic ·

    Mhmmm! I love figs and ador the smell of figtrees. And they absulutely taste best when sunkissed all day, plucked in the late afternoon and eaten right away :-) Mhmmmm can´t wait for next summer.

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