Figs in the Garden of Eden
Hi Everybody! I'm back from my vacation to the Garden of Eden, otherwise known as Pelion, Greece. While people on the other side of the mountain sweltered in 40C/102F heat, we were kicking it cool in the shade of olive trees, swimming in the cove and cooking all matter of things in the outdoor kitchen. But figs are my #1 draw to Pelion in the summer. You know the green Kadota figs are ripe when they turn from solid green to a yellowy-green color, when they begin to drip "honey" and when cut from the branch, they no longer exude a milky liquid at the stem end.
One of my favorite things to do at the house is to go down for a swim and on the way up again, to pick a ripe fig off the tree and eat it before going inside. Edenic. There's no other word for it. Could Adam and Eve's downfall have been brought on by just a mere apple?