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?
Refrigerator pickles are quite literally the easiest thing you can ever make. Ever. Period. (Recipes for pickled eggplant with basil and pickled figs.)
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.
I'm a giant fan of cheese condiments. And nothing quite says cheese condiment quite like anything with fig in it. So come get figgy with me. :)
Our first entry in Charcutepalooza, duck prosciutto with wine-soaked figs, rosemary goat cheese, crispy duck and wine reduction. Also, playing a game of tag with my cow.
Sweet, savory & spicy!
I have fallen in love with the simple way to preserve figs, which I learned at my weekly markets in Certaldo. I serve them with Gorgonzola cheese and use them often in savory dishes, but are naturally sweet.
Fig loves fennel, or so I discovered by adding foraged fennel pollen to a straight-up fig jam. Good on its own, excellent with cheese!
If you're lucky enough to have a bucket full of figs, making fig jam isn't such a bad idea.
This recipe is inspired by Christine Ferber. The preparation is simple as this jam is macerated overnight to allow the figs to absorb the sugar and lemon. Hope you enjoy!
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