I love Figs, but like most fruits in the garden, we grow far too many and they go to waste.
This year seems to be exceptional. The trees are covered, and they are ripening well without splitting too much. Too much rain is their only enemy, it makes them swell and split.
At the last count I think we have 9 Fig trees; mostly ordinary ones, except for one white Fig, and one fancy one. The 'ordinary' ones are best.
The picture below is our largest tree, and it's covered. It's not easy taking photos of them as most are hidden.
I used to bottle them in an Armagnac flavoured Syrup, but no-one ate them even though they were delicious. I even find it difficult to get people to eat them fresh off the tree!
I shall encourage Lady M to make a Fig Tatin.
I love figs, we had a tree in the backyard when I was very young and much later with four children, I rented a house that had a fig tree, but none of the kids liked them. The landlord used to pick most of them and his wife would make fig jam, just like my mother did when I was very young.ReplyDelete
I find Fig Jam far too sweet. My preferred way to eat them is fresh off the tree. I grab a few each time I go past one of the trees.Delete
But jam can be sold at the local farmers market?Delete
I love figs too. Remember fig rolls?ReplyDelete
I do. I liked them; are they still around?Delete
Lucky you to have such surplus. You could always air dry them for leaner times [winter] rather than letting them go "to waste".ReplyDelete
I had some fresh figs a few days ago - with a little goats cheese. Heaven.
If we had some decent sunshine I would dry some; I have in the past. Unfortunately our weather has turned cool and cloudy.Delete
Would an electric dehydrator work for you?Delete
I love fresh figs too. We planted a fig tree in the garden of our old house and carefully nursed it for a few years until it started to produce fruit. Only a few each year but delicious. We were very disappointed to see recently that the new owners had cut down all the fruit trees. I am not sure that we shall live long enough to plant and reap a new fig crop after we move house again.ReplyDelete
When I sold my people's house in Shropshire, the idiot new owner cleared the entire 44 tree orchard. He had racehorses and a helicopter, and that was his excuse. Neither horse nor chopper ever graced the land!!!Delete
Now, bring us some figgy pudding,ReplyDelete
Now, bring us some figgy pudding,
Now, bring us some figgy pudding, and bring it out here!
What is Figgy Pudding? I know the song, but have never encountered the subject matter.Delete
It's really just a variation on the traditional Christmas pudding. See here:-Delete
I always call Christmas Pudding 'Plum Pudding'. It makes it more medieval sounding.Delete
No matter what crazy rules and regulations Italy throws at me, I’d still come back to eat our figs straight from the tree, to the point when my stomach aches. They are the best fruit in the world.ReplyDelete
They are delicious, I can understand your over-eating of them. I grab them as I pass by; I probably eat too many too.Delete
I'm waiting on my little fig tree to start bearing fruit. Maybe next year!ReplyDelete
They grow like crazy, so it won't be long.Delete
Figs are delicious …. Lovely fresh and I love them baked in the oven with honey and Grand Marnier or red wine. Also, I have made a Jamie Oliver salad with Mozzarella, Parma Ham and figs, basil and a drizzle of honey which is really nice. XXXXReplyDelete
We often have them in salads with melon, ham, toms, lettuce, etc. Unusual but delicious.Delete
We had 2 fig trees in our yard (a Celeste and a Turkey fig). Both were killed by the Arctic storm Texas had last winter. We loved the Celeste fig - ate them straight off the tree. But the turkey fig which was bigger was not as sweet we left for the birds. But we have noticed that apparently the roots were not killed as we see lots of branches coming up recently. So maybe all is not lost.ReplyDelete
It is VERY DIFFICULT to kill a Fig tree. Yours will be back to full strength before long.Delete
Fig and Date Chutney.... delicious!ReplyDelete
Well, it certainly sounds very good.Delete
The cold Massachusetts, US Winter climate is not suitable for growing figs. I do like figs and buy packaged imports. Your figs right from the tree sound delicious.ReplyDelete
I always buy packs of dried Figs in Winter. They usually come pressed together in a block; delicious. A few years ago I bought a box of tiny dried Figs which were also very good, but I haven't seen them since.Delete