My name is Rachelle Losee Whiting. I live below the Wasatch Mountains beyond the Great Salt Lake. My roots hail from Redmond, Utah where many of salt shakers get their minerals. I attended a small mining college in Castle Valley, only to finish my degree many seasons later from a New England University. I majored in English and writing with emphasis in Creative Non-Fiction. My interests lie with Historical Fiction, Western Literature, Eco-feminism, and my absolute favorite genre of all, Magical Realism. I am a neuro-typical mother of four, some of whom are also neuro-typical. Creative Writing, Dance, and the great outdoors are my soul’s medicine. In mundane terms, I work with herbs.

Why the Obstinate Fig?


Why the fig? Figs have a fascinating history that may go back as early as 5000 B.C. The Romans consumed them. The prophet Muhammed envisioned them in paradise. Biblical Abigail baked them in cakes and carried them across the desert to encourage peace. A man was revived after eating them. Jesus and his disciples were enthralled by the site of them only to feel discouraged by their deception. Jesus cursed them.

Why not the fig? Some historians believe that figs were the first domesticated crop. This is my first domestic blog. This blog represents my inner quest for what may be the elusive unobtainable, or paradise sought. This may be a spiritual blog. This may be a food and lifestyle blog. This blog will be whatever it wants to be, but it does have an origin, and for some reason it is deeply rooted in the fig. So here is hoping for prosperity, peace, satiety, and revival! Our journey begins!

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