The Chariot & The Quiver

I sing of sweet-tongued Apollo, the golden far-darter and He who gilds the morn

Figs are important for Hellenists. They are ancient fruits that are not only native to the Mediterranean region but symbolize important virtues, stories, and warnings in classical epic poetry. Additionally, it is said that figs and their foliage were given to soldiers and sportsmen when they triumphed in competitions. Figs were also used during purification ceremonies for several cities. Thus, the fig’s many applications allow them to be a wonderful offering and treat for almost any shrine or ritual.

There is almost nothing you can’t do with a fig! They can be dried, candied, fermented, boiled, made into jam, fried, sautéed, or eaten fresh. Today’s recipe makes for a good appetizer or snack. Share some with your patron; it’s sure to be a hit!

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You’re going to need the following:

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon liquid honey or agave nectar
  • 1 & 1⁄2 cups quinoa
  • 1⁄2 cup packed fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1⁄3 cup dried cranberries or tart cherries, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1Fine sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 12 figs, stems trimmed off

First, cook the quinoa and let it cool! Then, in a large bowl, whisk together coriander, lemon juice, oil and honey. Add cooked quinoa, mint, cranberries and sesame seeds, tossing to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cut figs in half lengthwise and scoop out some of the flesh onto a cutting board. Roughly chop flesh and stir into quinoa mixture. Place fig halves on a platter and heap with quinoa mixture.

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    Herself is always *very* appreciative of figs, whether directly offered or as a shared experience.
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