What sounds better in a gift basket than the thought of a sweet chocolate fruit ice cream topping made fresh, from the kitchen of someone you love? Here are two more combinations - Chocolate with Orange and Chocolate with Figs. Amazing!
Fresh figs meet lavender in a late summer romance. Even better if you glean them from your neighbor's tree! This post offers tips for making no-pectin preserves throughout the fig season by a certified Master Food Preserver.
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.