Got Figs?

Got figs?

Because I sure do.

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32 of them to be exact. Wait – make that 30. I had a couple for breakfast.

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I know they are still a vibrant green colour, but let me tell you, these babies are ripe. Squishy, sweet and delicious to be exact.

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What’s even better is I picked them all myself! My sister’s neighbour has a fig tree that was just loaded with fruit. It hangs into their yard quite a bit, and their neighbour said they could have any of the ones hanging in their yard. When my sister called this weekend to tell me they were ripe, I paid her a visit, climbed up the ladder, and grabbed every ripe fig I could. My sister and her boyfriend took half, and I came home with my share.

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So now I just need to figure out what to do with them. I don’t think I can eat them all as is before they go bad. Too many figs in one sitting can lead to an unintentional body cleanse…if you know what I mean.

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They are rather delicious though, simply cut open, drizzled with honey, and served with some honeyed Greek yogurt.

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Side note – did I mention Oikos Greek Yogurt is now available in Canada? Hell yeah!

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I made my own honeyed Greek yogurt – that way you get to control the added sugar. I’m not a fan of super sweet yogurts.

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Anyways, back to the figs. I put out a call on Facebook today (speaking of – have you liked french fries to flax seeds on Facebook yet? No? Get on it!), and I have some ideas on what I could do with them – make jam, dry them, serve them grilled or baked with brie and prosciutto (um, yum!), or even just as is in salad. But I’m open to more ideas – perhaps a homemade fig newton?

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Please share your favourite way to use fresh figs with me, with recipes/links if possible. I don’t want these to go to waste!  

PS – You would have known about the Oikos if you had liked french fries to flax seeds on Facebook…just sayin’.

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5 Comments on “Got Figs?”

  1. August 30, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    Yay for fig season! I didn’t try a fresh fig until relatively recently (last fall), and it was heavenly! Can’t wait to pick up another batch…

  2. August 31, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    I was totally gonna suggest homemade fig newtons! Wonder if they would be good savoury? Like with grilled chicken maybe?

  3. August 31, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

    YUMMY! I bet Krista is right – with chicken. You could grill them also. Or maybe a flatbread, Yogurt and Berries style: http://yogurtberries.blogspot.com/2011/08/nectarine-and-feta-flatbread.html

  4. September 5, 2011 at 4:23 am #

    we have been on a FIG TEAR lately.
    all ways in all places 🙂

    till this year Id never eaten a fig either.
    thank goodness for nagging five year olds.

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