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Old 05-20-2006, 02:34 PM   #11
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Oh my goodness....why didn't I ask for help when I had more figs than I knew what to do with !! I don't need to now..my tree fell over and my sons took it out. I have a picture of it it "members photos" I sure do miss it. I still have some in the freezer. I froze the figs and then used my Food Saver and put them back in the freezer. They are great to add to a fruit smoothie while still frozen.
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Old 05-20-2006, 07:56 PM   #12
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the only thing I see out my window is my fig tree, heavily laden with hundreds of beautiful figs.
I hate you JKath . I would kill to have my own fig tree (and an avocado tree for that matter).

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There's always Fig Newtons
Fig Newtowns would best be made with dried figs though yes?
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:09 PM   #13
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I like to just slice them in half & serve them with a good-sized dollop of Mascarpone cheese & a drizzle of honey.
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Old 05-21-2006, 05:38 AM   #14
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Bucky's idea is great.

But usually love figs just as they are.

Would probably take them and cut them in half and put them on a plate with some cheese and country ham. Or an Italian ham.

Then would add a bitter lettuce, like arugala, with some sliced fresh tomatoes, and splash it with balsamic vinegar.

I think it might make a nice dish.
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Old 05-21-2006, 06:20 AM   #15
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I like to just slice them in half & serve them with a good-sized dollop of Mascarpone cheese & a drizzle of honey.
I agree: fantastic. Other simple ideas: with nuts, with grilled bacon, with chocolate sauce, with sheep cheese.....
Auntdot, figs and salame: a classic.....wonderful!
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Old 05-22-2006, 08:25 AM   #16
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Baked Figs I knew

Candied Figs OK

Chicken with Figs
I didn't know this: very interesting. I've copied and I 'll have figs in a short time.... I'll try.

Figs with Vanilla OK


Thai Chicken and Fig Salad
This, I think is just a bit too different from our taste.......Even if it's similar to some chicken salads I eat in chinese restaurants.....
Thanks in every way.....
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Old 05-22-2006, 03:04 PM   #17
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I'm a huge fan of salads... so here's an idea.

Spinach Salad with Figs, Bacon and Goat Cheese

bacon
shallot, finely chopped
3 tbl balsamic vinegar
salt
6 T extra-virgin olive oil
6-8 large ripe figs
baby spinach
goat cheese, crumbled (or bleu cheese)

Cook bacon & crumble into small bits. Stir together shallot, vinegar, and salt in a small bowl and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Add oil in a stream, whisking. Stem figs and cut into slices.

Toss spinach in dressing and divide between plates. Arrange figs on top of spinach and crumble bacon and goat (or bleu) cheese over everything. Season with pepper.

Add in apricots or pears, if you like.


You could make a platter of an assortment of cheeses, grapes, figs, smoked oysters and crackers and a good wine as an appy/snack.
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:18 PM   #18
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Cut two slashes into each fig. Sprinkle on a little moscovado sugar and stick under a hot grill until the sugar caramelises. Serve with a great big dollop of creme fraiche or greek yoghurt.

Figs with proscuitto is probably my favourite way to eat them.
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Old 05-22-2006, 06:21 PM   #19
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Of course these aren't fresh, but my aunt sent me 10 pints of the most wonderful fig preserves. I could sit and eat them with a spoon. My sister eats them with a bit of sour cream. I like them anyway I've tried them.
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This thread has absolutely perfect timing for me too. Our new place has a big fig tree growing upstairs and when they're ripe, we are welcome to take as many as we want (at the insistence of the people upstairs). For the first time ever I'll have a bounty of figs, as opposed to paying top dollar for just a few each year. Both DH and I are so excited, we love figs and I can't wait to try some of the recipes here (so much inspiration!)
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