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Figs – 15 November 2006

Every year, in early October, we buy two cases of sun-dried figs (24 – 14 oz packages per case) grown in Kalamata, Greece. These dried figs from Kalamata, Greece have no additives – no sorbate; that’s one reason why we prefer them.

Dried figs are packed with nutrition. This delicious fruit has only about 50 calories per fig, nearly no fat, is an excellent source of calcium, potassium and iron, and provides many other nutrients.

We love to snack on these dried figs as they are, straight from the package, so we keep some handy on our kitchen counter. They are also great-tasting eaten with walnut pieces (also highly nutritious). We keep a bag or two of walnut pieces in our freezer. Since frozen nuts do not need de-frosting, a handful of walnut pieces and some dried figs, and we have a quick, tasty treat! Yum! Dried figs are also perfect for taking on hikes and long trips.

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"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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