We had a short sharp storm a couple of days ago, and just enough rain fell to swell the Figs. Not many ripe ones as yet, but they'll now begin in earnest.
We never eat enough Figs. I love them, and am determined, this year, to eat as many as possible. With so little other fruit around, it looks as if we'll have to be satisfied with just Figs and Quinces.
Better figs than quinces!ReplyDelete
Ours are just ripening too. We have a big tree hanging over the road which has green figs and our nephew gave us a bowl of his black figs. The latter are really sweet. Watch out for blood sugar levels
The Quinces all go on the compost, other than one or two we roast with Pork or Chicken. The Figs above come from our biggest tree (we have about 8 trees in all), and the others are all about to fruit at the same time.Delete
I wish we had the two crops a year they have in warmer countries. My tree is only a few years old but i;ve had one or two a day for the last couple of weeks. Nearly finished now - sadlyReplyDelete
We only get one crop a year, but the season lasts for quite a while. I suppose it depends on the variety; ours are Figgus Vulgaris; snatched from hedgerows.Delete
I love figs and had a tree when I was up north but the birds had a habit of taking a peck out the majority of fruit.ReplyDelete
I had to scare the Blackbirds out of the tree when I gathered these few this morning. Devils.Delete
It's raining cats and dogs here now.ReplyDelete
As you might see by my photo, we had a tiny drop of rain early this morning. Forecast is for 28 C this afternoon. We didn't swim yesterday, which was the first day for ages.Delete
26 C by the afternoon here.Delete
Love fresh figs. I think I once told you that we had quince jelly with cheese in a restaurant and they went so well together. Perhaps you could make some or do you ? Don’t wish to tell my grandmother how to suck eggs ? XXXXReplyDelete
We have made Membrillo in the past, which is a thick Spanish/Portuguese Quince paste often eaten with cheese. I'm afraid it was far too sweet for our taste, and it stayed in the fridge until thrown away. As a child I loved Quince jelly.Delete
Today I saw the first figs here in the store. This is my favorite fruit.ReplyDelete
I had a couple for breakfast, and shall have more for lunch. I expect to be eating a few every day for the next month or more.Delete
When we had a lot of figs, we used to make Figs in Red Wine by baking them in the oven. They were then frozen for winter treats.ReplyDelete
In the past I've bottled them in an Armagnac flavoured syrup, but even though they were delicious, I didn't have many takers.Delete
Your figs look so much riper and more appetising than ours do over here.ReplyDelete
We've had just the right amount of sun and rain. Too much rain and they split and become tasteless. They're now perfect.Delete
Figs are amazing.ReplyDelete
Re quinces. You may remember, or not, that some years ago I took an interest in your glut (going onto the compost heap). I approached a Waitrose buyer as there is a quince shortage in the UK. Oh my god. Never learnt I more through how many hoops one needs to jump in order to offload one's surplus. As much as it pained me I realized my idea was not viable.
Many years ago I had a wonderful crop of Red Peppers. They were big, fat, and perfect. I tried to sell them, but no-one wanted them.Delete
"just" is the wrong word, Cro: to have real fresh figs and quinces you are very lucky!ReplyDelete
I have the recipe of a Sultan for quinces, which normally you cook - here you just mix 1 part very finely ground uncooked quince (without peel), one part honey and one part whipped cream - so delicious!
(Though, if you use all your quinces that way you might look like a Sultan :-)
We really only eat them quartered, de-seeded, and roasted. That way they are wonderful. We are not sugar/honey eaters.Delete
If I were a cantankerous fellow, I might have said I don't care a fig about figs.ReplyDelete
Well, I don't care a fig that you don't give a fig about my figs.Delete
I need to add, you must be very regular ! XXXXReplyDelete
Like clockwork, Jacqueline.Delete
Figs and quinces...bliss!ReplyDelete
I am hoping for a batch of fresh figs from rellies in Warwickshire..Fig and Date chutney is good with many things.
The figs are superb, the quinces are a pain. My compost is getting a lot of fruit this year.Delete
Pity you are a little too far from us...I would love the quinces and greengages that you don't want!!Delete
Send a truck. You could have all the Quinces you want, but I'm afraid the Greengages are all now in the freezer.Delete
I tried to like figs but I just found them too sweet for me.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean, but at least the sweetness is natural. That over-ripe Greengage sweetness, however, is far too much for me.Delete
I like figs, and they are so good for a body :)ReplyDelete
My gran used to always by boxes of them for Christmas, no other time of the year...
Back in the UK, we always had dried Figs for Christmas. I don't ever remember seeing fresh Figs at all. They do have them now!Delete
I love figs, and I have fig tree cuttings that have grown into a small tree to plant in our backyard. I was going to let it continue to grow in larger and larger containers until next spring, but it's gotten so big this summer that I think I'm going to plant it in a couple of weeks as soon as the worst of the hot summer weather is over. We have a nice, long autumn and no freezing nights until at least early to mid November, so it should do fine. I'm looking forward to growing it out to a fine old tree and harvesting figs of my own every summer. The cuttings came from an elderly lady friend of mine, and the parent tree is a massive Brown Turkey Fig.ReplyDelete
Brown Turkey is an excellent variety. We only have two special varieties; one is a white Fig, and the other is a smooth skinned green Fig that I pinched from a neighbour's garden. All our others are relations of the Brown Turkey.Delete
My daughter used to bring me figs from Cleveland's West Side Market. Good.ReplyDelete
They are a real treat; good in salads too.Delete