Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Yummy figs

It wasn't just blackberries that kept us busy at the weekend, oh no. Something else much more exotic made me all excited indeed. I'll give you a clue...


Still no idea? Let me show you!


Figs!!! I was lucky enough to get in contact with a lady in a nearby town who has a fig tree, but no one in her family likes them, so I was more than welcome to come and pick them. I didnt' have to be asked twice!!! There are still a few left that are yet to ripen, which is rather doubtful considering the miserable weather we're having at the moment, but still, we managed to get about 20. Cue a lush pudding on Saturday night of roasted figs with walnut, honey and yogurt. But the most exciting thing was making this fig preserve. I look forward to opening a jar when I next see my mum because she's a great fan of figs. I got the recipe from my much used River Cottage preserves book. Fingers crossed it's turned out ok!

6 comments:

H said...

i need a neighbour with a fig tree! Looks scrummy- i drool over the pages of that preserves book; best buy ever.

Jill said...

Yum - I love figs.

I'm sure it will turn out just fine.

What a nice lady, letting you pick her figs :0)

Gina said...

Lucky you! I love fresh figs. That's one of my favourite books too.

Ali said...

How divine - I love figs!

Diane said...

You gave me a great idea! I know where there is a fig tree (that not many people know about!) I'll be off at the weekend foraging!! Thanks for the inspiration. xxx

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Oh this sounds good, so gooooooood!