Saturday, 22 August 2015

Fig Season.



It's Fig season.

We always have lots; Figs are the one fruit that NEVER fails.

This year, however, they are fantastic. It rained just at the right time, and now they are simply perfect.

The trees (and we have about 8) are loaded, and our only problem is knowing what to do with them all.

I've suggested Fig tatin, Fig crumble, Figs in salad (nice), Figs on toast, Fig-n-chips, and curried Figs, but I know that they'll just go to waste as usual; feeding the wasps and hornets.

If anyone wants any..... pop over, and just help yourselves. 




37 comments:

  1. I'm too far away. The figs look wonderful. Fresh figs in a vegetable tajine are heavenly and I love figs with cheese. You are a lucky man and probably people will arrive to.harvest some figs to prepare a nice Sunday tarte.

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    1. I shall encourage Lady M to make a Fig Tatin on Sunday.

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    1. When we were on the "farm" we had figs and I missed them when we moved but this summer I found a growe. Delicious but quite expensive.

      Still as a treat they were delicious.

      Unfortunately, I think they are quite high in sugar.

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    2. Very high in sugar. I ate all the opened ones above yesterday... and could feel it.

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  3. How about fig jam, it's wonderful and they won't go to waste then.

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    1. Too sweet Helsie. We made it one year and found no takers.

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    1. It's going to be hot again, so I might well try that. I have tried before, but the weather changed mid-drying.

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  5. Not so long ago a local restaurant served a sort of fig chutney with the fois gras... heavenly!

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    1. Figs and Foie Gras are a perfect match.

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  6. I'll be right over...I wish!
    Fresh figs, heavenly.

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  7. Oh how I wish I could pop over....I love figs ........ I hate to think of them going to waste when I pay 50p for each one....and you can't always get them....how far are you from Carcassonne??

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    1. About 250 Kms north. At 50p each I'd be a millionaire.

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  8. I'm avoiding French trains or I'd have asked you to pick me up at Brive.

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    1. You could always make some into syrup......

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    2. I did bottle some in an Armagnac flavoured syrup, but people weren't keen. Maybe it was the idea of syrup of figs that put them off. They were delicious.

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    3. There was always a bottle in the cupboard at home. Put me off figs for life. I don't think I even know what a fig tastes like.

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  9. How I wish I could Cro. I adore figs but they are never at their best when we buy them here. Like oranges, they want to be picked off the trees and eaten. Every minute they are lying about means less taste.

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    1. That's true; straight off the tree, warmed by the sun, they're perfect.

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  10. Almost, almost worth the flight tickets.....

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    1. Go on... throw caution to the winds.

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  11. One of my favourite meals is Prosciutto ham, buffalo mozzarella and figs and, there's a lovely fig aperitif that I always have in France …… I wonder how you make that ?!! …. and, I think that you can infuse fig leaves in rosé wine which imparts a subtle figgy flavour but I'm not sure how you do it exactly. XXXX

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  12. Figs with ham is very good.... we had that for lunch.

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  13. Figs are one fruit I just can't handle - in any form or any dish. They gag me. Sorry.

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    1. How strange... I've never heard of them having that effect on people.

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  14. No, I don't like figs either - and they don't like me ! Memories of being dosed with Syrup of Figs as a child, must have put a lot of my generation off them.
    The fruit in your photo look absolutely wonderful and bear little resemblance to those they sell in the supermarket.

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    1. From my recollection, supermarket Figs always seem to be covered in some white powder. I wonder why that is?

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  15. If I only could pop over to help you eat them.
    Adore figs.
    Lovely photo today.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. It's now raining, which is not good for Figs. They tend to become 'watery'.

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  16. Hello again. I backtracked a post to leave another reply, but would also like to tell you how fortunate you are to have fresh figs. Any other version of this fruit is just not quite the same.

    Best wishes.

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    1. I rather like dried Figs. They are sold here in the traditional way, and also half dried which are very nice.

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  17. THose look amazing! If only you were closer....

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