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Old 06-10-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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Poached pears or figs

I'm sure many of you have made poached pears. I'm planning to give some pears and some figs a nice poaching...I had planned to use lavender flowers but the natural food store is out so I will use lavender honey instead..I got a bottle of gamay beaujolais and will combine 1 cup of it with 1/4 c. honey til the honey dissolves.I add the figs and pears, i'm using 2 pots,skillets make sure the fruit is covered. Bring to boil,reduce heat simmer uncovered..The figs should become plump and tender transfer fruit to serving bowl..return liquid to pan,use high heat and reduce liquid 3/4 or til it forms a syrup, Pour over fruit and enjoy right now..The figs over ice cream yum, pears I will dice and put over a crisp green salad. And use some of the syrup in my salad dressing
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that sounds really delicious, Kades.

I'm sorry you are not closer by. MY lavender bush is just riotous with blossoms. I'm going to harvest the first crop this weekend. We like the Lavender Caramel Ice Cream a lot... and I will make syrup from some of it, too.

I use the greens just like rosemary.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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that sounds really delicious, Kades.

I'm sorry you are not closer by. MY lavender bush is just riotous with blossoms. I'm going to harvest the first crop this weekend. We like the Lavender Caramel Ice Cream a lot... and I will make syrup from some of it, too.

I use the greens just like rosemary.
When my mom was alive my sister and I surrounded her mobile home with lavender..Much of it exists right outside my back fence..I can use those flowers? If so I will cut some today...It never entered my mind to use them geez. Thank you
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:28 PM   #4
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CJ, that sounds heavenly. I wish we could get fresh figs all year round. Are you using fresh or dried?
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CJ, that sounds heavenly. I wish we could get fresh figs all year round. Are you using fresh or dried?
We have a large tree i the pasture, of course I have to beat the horses and cows to the lower ones but do get a few. These are green figs, my favorite are the black one..I plan to try some dried ones, they should be just as good..Also some apples with 2 trees I have to find ways to use as much as I can. Several neighbors seem to feel they are welcome to load up baskets of fruit and go home, no may we or even a thank you so I have to be quick.Funny, these trees are not on the side of the road but plop in the middle of our yard!!!
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well, tht's very rude of them, kades! even as a little kiddo i used to ask if i could "borrow" crabapples.
i own a couple of containers of dried figs..... i'm gonna try your recipe sans lavender. (allergic, though lavender smells HEAVEANLY!)
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well, tht's very rude of them, kades! even as a little kiddo i used to ask if i could "borrow" crabapples.
i own a couple of containers of dried figs..... i'm gonna try your recipe sans lavender. (allergic, though lavender smells HEAVEANLY!)
luvs, if it were kids I would help them pick Rude adults I won't help them steal..I'd love to have a pea shooter and give them something to think about You know I wonder how another herb would be in the recipe? Tarragon, a tiny bit of rosemary or even lemon or orange zest...Hummm gives me something to work on..
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hummm, here, too, kades.....
rosemary/ that sounds like a winner with lemon zest!
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CJ, that sounds heavenly. I wish we could get fresh figs all year round. Are you using fresh or dried?
I use whichever I can get my hands on! I just love them. The black mission figs are my favorite, and I make fig jams, both savory and sweet, every year with the fresh ones. My favorite summer dessert is a Caramelized Fig Tart. so super simple, garnished with fresh raspberries. It is one of the eight color photos in my book. That's how much I love it.
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I use whichever I can get my hands on! I just love them. The black mission figs are my favorite, and I make fig jams, both savory and sweet, every year with the fresh ones. My favorite summer dessert is a Caramelized Fig Tart. so super simple, garnished with fresh raspberries. It is one of the eight color photos in my book. That's how much I love it.
Is the recipe for your fig tart posted here? It sounds delicious.
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