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Sacramento radio host Farmer Fred Hoffman , author of "Farmer Fred's Rant," celebrates National Fig Week with homemade fig cookies:
"It seems a bit late in the fig season to be celebrating this underutilized fruit, but what the heck anytime is a good time to enjoy figs, fresh or dried!
The fruit from the most popular home fig tree varieties are usually harvested around here in September and October.
Still, some of you may have a few figs lurking on your backyard trees. I enjoy fresh figs as part of a fruit salad. For those of you who want the occasional sweeter treat, eaten in moderation, you may enjoy this (cookie) recipe."
Read more including Fred's recipe for fig cookies at: http://farmerfredrant.blogspot.com
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