Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
A combo of fresh and dried figs makes for an intense "figgy" flavor in my fig chutney.
Dried mission figs soaked in red wine and balsamic vinegar. Drunken pickled figs are perfect on a charcuterie platter & make a perfect hostess gift idea.
Peppery Fig and Balsamic Jam made with dried figs and aromatic Pink peppercorns.
Use new season apples and pears to make this sharp, soft, chutney with dried figs, coriander, and lavender. An ideal accompaniment to pork, or other fatty meats.