At the last count I have about 9 or 10 trees; some very big. Far too many, but I love them.
A few years back I bottled some in an Armagnac flavoured syrup. They were absolutely delicious, but I couldn't find much enthusiasm for them.
This year I shall be bottling more, regardless, and I shall make sure the enthusiasm is there. I can assure you that a few of those with a big dollop of thick cream is about as good as it gets!
And here they are. I only did a few; just in case.
I've eaten a few figs but a long time ago and I have forgotten the taste. We had a fig tree in the 80s which produced lots of fruit and a neighbour used to come an strip it, which save us cleaning up fallen figs. It strange the fruit is not popular when it grows so readily.ReplyDelete
Falling Figs are the one really problem; the ground becomes thick with them.Delete
I love figs! They are a very special treat here in NZ. I can only imagine how good figs preserved in Armagnac flavoured syrup is!ReplyDelete
... aha, google tells me it's kind of a Cognac. I have recently discovered Disaronno Amaretto. Heaven in a syllabub!ReplyDelete
Yes, it tastes much the same as Cognac. It goes so well with Figs.Delete
The only enemies of the fig around these parts are flying foxes and birds! Backyard gardeners in the city must resort to shrouding their trees in netting, which lends a particular flavour to suburban landscaping.ReplyDelete
Figs any old way are just divine!
I tend to grab a few when passing by; they rarely make it back to the house.Delete
There is definitely an aroma of ripe fig around here at the moment.ReplyDelete
Here too, I expect the Hornets will be around soon although we seem to have fewer this year.Delete
I am drooling - I love figs. The main enemy of ours was always the birds.ReplyDelete
We have so many that even if the birds ate 90%, we'd still have more than enough!Delete
They sound wonderful in that syrup. In years gone by l have made them into jam. Not popular!!!!ReplyDelete
I made jam once too; as you say 'not popular'.Delete
I love figs so much,here it is the end of their season.ReplyDelete
We still have plenty on the trees, but the birds are now enjoying them more than us. We've had our fill.Delete
Small, ripe with the pointy end cut and a cube of blue cheese in makes for a good nibble with a 'glass'. Does Syrup of Figs exsist anymore?ReplyDelete
I'm sure it does; but a dozen fresh ones a day works just as well!Delete
Writing about figs never seems to fail either.ReplyDelete
I don't give a fig.Delete
Why did the apple go out with a fig? Because he couldn't find a date.Delete
That sounds like a fig-ment of your imagination.Delete
Because he liked her figure?Delete
Figs are the best. I was lucky enough to work with someone just before I retired who had a fig tree on their rented property. Now I buy them occasionally at the supermarket, in season.ReplyDelete
You can pop round here any time you like, and take as many as you wish!Delete
You're too kind!Delete
I have been enjoying figs just recently. I don’t know why it took me this long. They are yummy.ReplyDelete
Don't eat too many though; you know the consequences!Delete
Living where I do, we only see figs for a short time. I love them. Your recipe sounds wonderful.ReplyDelete
cheers, parsnip and badger
Another way to bottle that Summer sunshine, and delicious too.Delete
I love figs! We have an enormous fig tree - helped by 16 years of wood ash from the kitchen stove. Yours are a beautiful colour - ours are just common-or-garden green, but taste wonderful!ReplyDelete