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‘Fig’ments Of My Imaginings ~ 4 Things To Brighten Your Summer Day

A few things I am enjoying right now;

}Quotes pertaining to summer~

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“I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.”
John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine  (This one’s for you Jake!)

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}Summer Read~

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}’Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’~

 

} The Rock-a-Billy Hipster’s hand carved Tiki head across the street~

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}Figs from a friend~

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~Fresh Fig Preserves~

~4 dozen fresh figs stemmed and quartered

~3/4 cup raw organic honey

~1 Tbsp Grand Marnier / or 2 tsp orange extract

On med heat stir figs and honey for 5 min.  Transfer to food processor, process till smooth.  Cook for additional 20 min. on med-low heat, stirring often until thickened. (use a splatter shield to avoid blistering bubble pop shrapnel).  Remove from heat, stir in liquor or extract. 

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Debra Kapellakis
    July 9 at 11:40 pm

    I watched Bright Star, when I rented it I didn’t know it was about John Keats. I had heard of Keats but didn’t remember why. This movie moved me so much. I now have it forever. Than you for sharing some of his poetry. It moved me all over again.

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      kristine
      July 10 at 10:47 am

      Your welcome Debra! I love good poetry 😉

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    Marla
    July 11 at 10:49 am

    Hi Red,
    This sounds so simple to make and yet so healthy and delicious. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

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      kristine
      July 11 at 11:35 am

      Thank you Marla, its very fresh and delicious 🙂

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    Pragati // Simple Medicine
    July 14 at 11:56 am

    I absolutely love figs but I haven’t had them as preserves. I will have to try this recipe out!

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      kristine
      July 14 at 12:03 pm

      They make fantastic preserves! Enjoy 😉

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    jill conyers
    July 15 at 3:12 am

    I’ve never eaten a fig. I think it’s time to try one. Have an awesome Wednesday Kristine!

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    mrs tubbs
    July 15 at 4:31 am

    That is a beautiful Keats quote. Thank you for reminding me of it. He was one of the few writers that studying for exams didn’t ruin. #sharewithme

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      kristine
      July 15 at 10:14 am

      Ha! Ha! Yes, when poetry is good it’s wonderful…when it’s bad, 🙁

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    Jenny
    July 15 at 7:48 pm

    What a lovely round up of the things that you are loving and imagining. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

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    Miz Helen
    July 20 at 2:56 pm

    Your Fig Jam looks delicious, we will just love it! I appreciate you sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great day.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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      kristine
      July 20 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you Miz Helen!

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    Deborah Davis
    July 20 at 7:26 pm

    What a pleasure to explore all the aspects of this post! Thanks for sharing your favorite Summer quotes, that exquisite main photo and your Fresh Fig Preserves recipe with us on the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing.

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      kristine
      July 20 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you so much Deborah! 😉

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