'Maxiles' from Lysos Village
One of the first things we plan on doing once we are back to our usual routine is to visit Lysos village and document how the village's traditional 'Maxiles' are produced. 'Maxiles' are a type of dried fig that is made in the village of Lysos using local fruit. The production method starts with olive oil is applied, using cotton wool on the end of a hollow tube, to the tip of the figs while they are still on the tree causing the figs to ripen. About a week later the fruit ripens and is ready to be harvested. The figs are then spread out over pine needles and left to dry for about 1-2 days. They are then split through middle without being fully separated and left for another 3-4 days to dehydrate further. The last step involves boiling the figs in water infused with fennel seeds for 1-2 minutes, they are then strained and left to dry. Lets soon go to Lysos then!