Saturday, July 28, 2012

Figs in the Fan


Earlier this year I mentioned my eyes were on my neighbor's figs. How lucky was I when I asked if I could harvest some — she said "pick as many as you like, I do not have any idea what to do with them." Well, bucket in hand I hopped the fence for the first harvest.


So I start with fig preserves today which will make 6 pint jars. It just does not get more local than this.

What other recipes do you like to preserve figs as — I have another half basket to go?

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well E.A.T. your neighbor's figs...

8 comments:

  1. Waiting for ours to ripen. They are taking forever!

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    1. Kendra, literally happened over night. Keep an eye out as several were covered in japanese beetles! Good Luck!

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  2. Oh, I will definitely keep an eye. The second they turn, the squirels go after them!

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  3. We have a couple of Turkish Fig trees and one of my dogs goes and picks a fig when he wants a snack. I bet you could put some into dog biscuits.

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    1. Never thought of that I would call them Dog Newtons! Our weim likes to jump up on mulberry bushes in the spring and eat those berries. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Dog Newtons - love it!

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  4. My fiance's father makes brandied figs. Just fill a jar with brandy, wash and dump in the figs, and let stew for at least 2 weeks. Be careful waiting much longer than that, though. :)

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    1. Laura, that is what I am talking about! Next batch that is happening!

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