OH, FIG: Unusual combos delight
Should I even be discussing the fresh figs that are ripening on trees, or should I gather them all for myself?
My afternoon nourishment was juicy figs and peanut butter. Never heard of this combo before, but it sounded right and it was. That sounds a teeny bit odd to some, I suspect, so now wrap your head around this: I also had peanut butter and fresh banana peppers a friend grew and shared with me.
Go ahead. You can do it.
I hear monkeys get a clean peel by stripping a banana down from the tip end, while we humans tend to peel down from the stalk end. I’ve just tried it their way and they are on to something.
I did ask you guys what you put in your summer gumbos, so I’d love to hear from you. I had a craving like you wouldn’t believe and concocted from what I had, including a bratwurst, leftover shrimp and a can of smoked oysters. Hit the spot.
Still want to hear if you do anything different for your Southeast Texas must-have in the summer. Share your gumbo stories at: