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What to do with figs?

We have a lot, particularly as half the tree has just been chopped.

Made a pie, have several more kg, and will have several more before we head home Monday, so what to do with them all.

Jam is one idea, drying another.

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Re: What to do with figs?

drink fig smoothies everyday
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Re: What to do with figs?

Make biscuits! Fig biscuits are yummy
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Re: What to do with figs?

ask Adam ?
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Re: What to do with figs?

In addition to the standard sweet jam, make a savory one. For instance:
http://www.unfussyepicure.com/2012/0...ith-bonus.html

Fig jam, sweet or savor, on scones. Mmmmm....

Or a chutney:
http://www.culinate.com/recipes/coll...cs/Fig+Chutney

Or, fig salsa. Figs, onions/shallots/cilantro/chiles. Great with game. Or toss in some mango and serve with chicken.

Or a nice starter: - roasted figs with parma and blue cheese:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/ro...apped_in_44423

But my favorite - fresh, drizzled with basalmic, on a salad.

Oh how I wish I could grow figs here on the Dark (and stormy) Side!
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Bacon wrapped figs!!
http://localfoods.about.com/od/summer/tp/QuickFigs.htm



Anything with bacon gets my vote.

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Re: What to do with figs?

If they are really tree ripe, can I buy some off you monday night (I'm assuming you are in the lugano area)....

Cheers . . .
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Bacon wrapped figs!!
http://localfoods.about.com/od/summer/tp/QuickFigs.htm



Anything with bacon gets my vote.
Saw that, and prosciutto wrapped as well, may do that tomoorow.

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If they are really tree ripe, can I buy some off you monday night (I'm assuming you are in the lugano area)....
Tree-ripened in Trieste, will be home (Lugano) on Monday, you can have them for free.

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We have a lot, particularly as half the tree has just been chopped.

Made a pie, have several more kg, and will have several more before we head home Monday, so what to do with them all.

Jam is one idea, drying another.

Thanks,

Tom
Do you like Mirabelles?
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Do you like Mirabelles?
Made three pies of those, as well as putting up 5 as jam.

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Do you like Mirabelles?

I had lots this year and most went to waste.

I live a bit far from civilisation, so it didn't occur to me to offer them here for free. How silly.

Oh well, next year, if there is any interest.

PS Mirabelle jam is lovely
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Re: What to do with figs?

Make a concentrated syrup from the figs, and you can then keep it for ages.

Very good for when you travel - take two or three spoonfuls before a long journey.
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Make a concentrated syrup from the figs, and you can then keep it for ages.

Very good for when you travel - take two or three spoonfuls before a long journey.
Won't that lead to rather a lot of unplanned pit-stops?!
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Won't that lead to rather a lot of unplanned pit-stops?!
Did you see who posted it? Just another one of his silly little jokes methinks.
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Re: What to do with figs?

We would buy a couple of kilo. But we're in Zürich
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Did you see who posted it? Just another one of his silly little jokes methinks.
That's why it's a slightly silly reply.... hence the ?!
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Otherwise, soak them in diluted grain alcohol or vodka.

May try that with the figs, as I still have almost a liter, and can get more on the way home (they don't sell it in CH).

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Otherwise, soak them in diluted grain alcohol or vodka.

May try that with the figs, as I still have almost a liter, and can get more on the way home (they don't sell it in CH).

Tom
I bought the grain alcohol yesterday. I was going to soak them by taking out the pits. But now just back from Coop where I see them with the pits in.

Should I go pitless?
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I bought the grain alcohol yesterday. I was going to soak them by taking out the pits. But now just back from Coop where I see them with the pits in.

Should I go pitless?
Either, but if I remove the pits, I soak those separately (did that with the sour cherries and mirabelles I pitted for pies).

But dilute 50% or so, though I've done it with the full 95%.

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