Mallorca

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Finally a Mallorca recap! My parents and I went to Mallorca for a week, which is an island about 100 miles off of the coast of Spain. With the beautiful architecture Barcelona definitely felt like how I would imagine Paris to be like. If Barcelona seemed to be Paris, Mallorca seemed like Turkey. The countryside was your typical mediterranean… dry. As soon as one would wander off into the countryside, you could hear the distinctive “bahing” of sheep and the “dingling” of bells… (in fact, I fell asleep to that every night)!ย Despite the dry land though, orchards seemed to blanket the land! Olive, orange, almond, carob and fig trees were everywhere.

If you’ve spent anytime around me, you know I am a total sucker for fresh, free, organic produce, especially when it is growing on the side of the road. There were so many fig trees… and nobody was picking them! Either the figs were just drying up on the tree, or the ground beneath the trees were littered in juicy figs! You bet I went to town! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I don’t think I can even describe how many fig trees there were! I have never seen so many orchards! All those trees behind me? Yup…figs!

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Woozy from all the figs!

Calamari figs

Gooey black mission fig!

tree-dried fig

Just a sample of my stash…

I grew up on carob… carob pudding, milk, rice dream, chips… everything. Before coming to Mallorca I never new what fresh carob looked like. I was out on a run and I kept getting these wafts of carob. So I investigated and found carob next to our driveway!

My mom and I both agreed that it reminded us of tootsie rolls! They are chewey, caramely and tastey!

Whenever I go somewhere new, I love checking out the different produce available there! Spain had amazing produce and so many different varieties that I had never seen!

These melons were so good!

The texture is hard not soft like canteloupe, but they are so sweet and juicy… my favorite melon so far!

San Marzano tomatoes are REALLY good… tastes like pasta sauce… except in tomato form!

Dragon fruit isn’t new to me, but it is a favorite!

I love the color!

Luckily I was able to find papaya… probably my favorite fruit!

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Normalย Most people come to Mallorca and stay on the beach the whole time. During the week we were there, we only made it to the beach once. The beach was crowded, but the water was turqoise blue and warm!

Some friends joined us! ๐Ÿ˜‰



 

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  1. WOW! All of the pictures are beautiful! Picking figs would be soo much fun! Mallorca sounds amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sounds lovely!!! Oh my! Those figs look wonderful, how fun! Yes, those melons are awesome(they don’t have a distinct flavor, but are so sweet and have a great texture) I use to eat them all the time in the city….they grow them in Panama. I’m going to keep my eye out for them. Wow tomato sauce! I believe you. Beautiful colors! Papaya Princess! Cute Bull….

  3. Hello, Wondering if I could get fig cuttings from you. Would be willing to buy and pay for shipping. I hope to hear from you.

    luke

    • Hi Luke,

      I do not live in Mallorca. I was just visiting last year, so I do not have access to fig trees.

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