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Old 08-21-2012, 01:35 AM   #11
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LOL Bolas,
i thought food had no nationality? just joking.

I came across this recipe, i liked the caramelised taste, sort of burnt sugar taste in this sweet.... so i am always preparing several jars.

I also prepare greek fig marmalade ;)
Souv my wife is Croatian and her Mum makes it.
Have you been to Croatia?
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Charlie D. : Varieties of Spoon Treats

Good Morning Charlie, Buon Giorno,

Firstly, thanks for your feedback.

I would like to point out that in Greece, there are uncountable varieties of spoon treats or fruit, floral and herbal preserves.

Each island and each region produces different crops, and thus here are some other spoon sweet suggestions if you cannot get a hold of fresh figs or dried figs:

Santorini: Tomato

Peloponnese: Orange with Bergamot Herb

Crete: Grapes & / or Raisins combined or individually

Andros: Lemon with Lemon Zest

*** The Monasteries and Convents:

1) Rose Petals which are used at celebrations as a topping on Greek Cheesecakes

2) Sour Cherries

3) Quince ( Membrillo )

4) Peaches with Orange & Orange Zest

5) Cherry

Hope this assists.

Kind regards and best of luck with your festivities.

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Hoot: Thanks for your contribution & feedback

Sounds like a wonderful idea.

All my best for a wonderful August.
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I ain't been down to the fig tree (it's too big to called a bush) since we lost my mother. I just ain't had the urge. My mother dearly loved figs, straight off the tree. I might stroll down there tomorrow and see if there is any left.
your mum had taste hoot.when food is good,don't mess with....like those crabs i've posted......just straight out the shell.keep it simple.
your post reminded me of when i was married.we owned an apartment on the algarve in portugal.the streets in the village and down to the harbour were lined with fig trees.used to pick them and eat them as we walked along,warm from the sun....pure nectar
there were lots of good times....but she did get to keep the apartment,darn it!!
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Hoot,

I wanted to mention that fresh figs go wonderfully with either goat cheese or ewe cheese Feta drizzled with a bit of reduced Moscatel, a white semi sweet wine ... Nice ... Lovely appetiser or dessert ...

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Souv my wife is Croatian and her Mum makes it.
Have you been to Croatia?
Yes I have travelled there. Plitvice lakes, Zagreb, and Dalmatian coast: Crikvenice and Krk island

wonderful country.

I have visited Slovenia and Serbia, too.
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Sounds like a wonderful idea.

All my best for a wonderful August.
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Yes Margi :)

a slice of bread, a slice of goat yellow or white cheese and a slice of fresh fig, nothing better to have for breakfast

I also like pizza with white goat cheese and figs, before servig a top it with slices of prosciutto,

I think I tried this in Croatia, might as well be an Italian recipe? could you do some research on this? Croatians do have many Italian recipes
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Soulvaki,

It is very possible, it is Italian ... Shall do and then post my findings.

Many French Provençal and Californians eat Goat Cheese with fresh figs too, and Sicilians and Andalusians ... Can be Persian, Turkish ? I shall do a historical search and post the data.

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the Italian have many Croatian recipes that they claim, just like they claim the Croatian Marco Polo.
I like Slovenia but I fell in love with Serbia last yr.
We spend a lot of time with family on Hvar.
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Greek Fig Spoon Sweet Preserves Buonasera, Good Evening, Spoon sweets are a historical Asian Indian tradition which had started IN Greece, under the reign of Alexander The Great. At that time, sugar cost a fortune, and was called Indian Salt. The Greek Military had gone to India to obtain their own sugar cane to create their own sweets. In the 10th century, the Moorish tribes had brought sugar cane to the island of Crete, and later, to Sicilia and Andalusia, Mallorca and Levante, on the Iberian Peninsula. It wasn´t until the discovery of the Americas 1492, that Europeans had brought sugar cane to the Caribbean ( Cuba, Puerto Rico, San Salvador, & The Dominican Republic ) and later in 1515, Mexico. Greek Fig Spoon Sweet Preserves *** photo courtesy: Hellenic Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Trade ( see in Post 2 below ) 500 grams of jar-red figs 1 ounce or 30 ml. Brandy of choice 1/2 lemon zest 1. drain the figs well and reserve the syrup, and quarter the figs. In a small bowl, combine the brandy, syrup and grated lemon zest. 2. add the figs back to the syrup and serve cold yogurt garnished with the figs in the brandy flavored syrup *** This can be made from fresh figs. Enjoy, Margi. 3 stars 1 reviews
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