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Pan De Higo (Spanish); Je Reviens (French)

Good thing I picked ripe fig fruit yesterday, ahead of my bird & squirrel backyard friends. They get enough. Indeed! I’m virtually scrounging, here. That tree just won’t give up daily production. And since I gave helpings of my last batch to my Mexican housekeepers who’ve been with me 19 years, I’m scrounging again.

Sidebar: I write “19 years,” but it’s really friends and family of the original Rosa, my agency housekeeper from way back in ’94 when I was a single guy in an apartment. She was too good to be believed. But she got pregnant—NOT MY FAULT! She had to take leave, then came back, eventually went independent and has been with Bea and I ever since, plus her employees. She runs a competent cleaning business and her original ethic is always there. I said I gave them helpings of my Pan De Higo, today. I did. And this was after they broke something. First time in a very long time. But you know what? They never try to hide it. They always come clean, right in your face, and with an offer to deduct any costs…which we have never ever done in the half dozen broken things over 19 years.

OK, so another batch in the dehydrator.

IMG 1919
Those are what you call “figs” and not “aliens”

OK, here’s another one for the artsy fartsy, hipsters, and fucktards in general.

IMG 1920
Likee?

I’m thinking this next batch will be just plain classic, but someone—with initials TT— suggested plantain flour for resistant starch to modulate the sugar effect (I used potato starch in the last batch), so I’m considering.

Richard Nikoley

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7 Comments

  1. steve W on August 29, 2013 at 13:42

    You mentioned a few days ago that your fruit consumption was only occasional. I was fruit-phobic until the RS posts started and my own BG/RS experiment began.

    I achieved (and have maintained) a 50-plus pound fat loss several years ago via low-carb primal/paleo ala Sisson’s Blueprint book)

    Anyhow, fruit was something I’ve feared. the thought of the bad old days of uncontrolled gorging is nightmarish. But I’ve always known that my low-carb approach was “subsidized” with caffeine. Well the RS has allowed me to to add fruit back into my diet (without any binging or energy/BG swings) and stop with all the caffeine (one morning coffee is my only caffeine).

    6 oz OJ with a variable amount of potato starch mid-morning has replaced a second cup of coffee. And a pre-workout piece of fruit or two has replaced a third.

    No sugar hi/lows whatsoever. No insatiable gorging. And no “wierdness” anymore form all the caffeine.

    While I disagree with you on a great many things your boldness and willingness to experiment are to be admired Richard. Gratz!

  2. Richard Nikoley on August 29, 2013 at 13:55

    steve w.

    we’re cool. but I do have something coming up fr you to disagree with. Kinda political and anarchic. It’s for the maggots.

  3. BigRob on August 29, 2013 at 16:23

    Is it me or do those figs look downright sensual in your pictures? 🙂

  4. Richard Nikoley on August 29, 2013 at 18:17

    It’s just you, BigRob. It’s OK, though. Don’t worry.

  5. BigRob on August 30, 2013 at 15:12

    Thought So.

  6. Richard Nikoley on August 30, 2013 at 16:33

    🙂

    #goodsport

  7. Richard Nikoley on August 30, 2013 at 16:34

    …oh, and rob. They’re all dry now. I doubt you would want to lick them. 🙂

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