Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A healthy, nutritious snack food/alien

My daughter works as an assistant gardener for my friend and neighbour K., who is the woman behind all those gorgeous flower photos. (And by "gorgeous" I mean the flowers not my photos.) So every morning, K. greets my daughter with a fresh cup of coffee, made from freshly ground coffee beans (handpicked by fairies in the mountains of some mythical place with more vowels than consonants, I'm guessing, because it's THAT good.) She used to make muffins and cookies every day until my daughter protested, saying she was going to meet up with her boyfriend in the south of France later this summer and she wouldn't be able to face him after a summer of K.'s baked goods. Yes, they are that good. (See fairies above.)

So K. now gives her a bag of special, healthy trail mix consisting of dried fruits and berries, nuts, seeds, chocolate disks (yeah baby) and most specially, these little dried figs. Now my daughter doesn't always finish her bag of trail mix and so she brings the leftovers home. I've studied these little bags 'o treats and while they're quite tasty, the figs in particular are quite arresting. Take a look at this little fig and pine nuts combo (it's only an inch high) and tell me it doesn't look like a little alien.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now there's a mouth any dentist would love to work on!

Lottery Girl said...

OMGosh! Looks just like Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. And wow, I want someone to make special trail mix for me...

alysonhill said...

Clearly your daughter has THE best job in the whole wide world. Talk about perks!

Bush Babe (of Granite Glen) said...

Very groovy... but exactly how much time do you have on your hands? Not that I can talk... I've been taking photos of mice. When really I should be planning their demise...

PTW - is it just me, or are figs one of the most unappetising fruits around?? yewwww...

BB

A Novel Woman said...

Alyson, my daughter's employer doesn't want to lose her, so she spoils her rotten. It's a win/win.

And Bush Babe, to answer your question, clearly too much time. And yes, fresh figs are gross, particularly when you think about those little bugs that live in them. But dried figs are yummy, even if they do look like little monsters.

laughingwolf said...

lol lemme at em! crunch! ;)