Fresh Fig Jam

Will Jones, a wonderful artist, sign-maker here, who has made many signs for businesses in Vilca has made this sign for me for over the gate! I’m official, Vilca Retreat Center!


Recipe of the Day – Fig Jam

The figs are ripening. And they are so good here! If you like strawberry jam, you’ll love fig jam. They’re so delicate, they perish within a week of harvest. Good to have your fig recipes ready!


3-4 fresh figs
1 T. Lemon juice
Water as needed
1 T. sweetener: coconut nectar, Stevie , fruit or honey
1/4 tsp. cinnamon – optional
1 T. Chia seeds – soaked 10 min.


Soak chia seeds in water for 10 minutes. Add all, except water, to your blender and blend quickly, adding water as needed. Eat immediately, or chill.

Word of the Day – nido – nest

Tip of the Day – So far it’s quite easy to make a business here, although things are changing. But for right now, put up a sign, be prepared, and you’re a business. Will says, A business without a sign is a sign of no business!”

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3 thoughts on “Fresh Fig Jam

  1. Hi, I’m a friend of Kevin Crawford form early school days. We are planing a trip your way in fall, wondering about your b&b rooms and so forth. We are in the planing phase
    If you could give me some info?
    I love your recipes…

    1. Sure! That’s be so fun to have you here, or at least touch base! You can see my airbnb cottage at

      the cacoons – hanging tents at

      grass hut with a dirt floor –

      and room in my house –

      and you can camp here for $7! let me know if you need any help, with anything! Dorothy

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