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What To Do With Fresh Figs

Thursday, August 04, 2011

My last post begging for suggestions on what to do with fresh figs generated a lot of helpful information from fellow SPARKers (thank you all so much!!! I knew I could count on you!!) who gave me some internet sites to explore. I quickly found some great ideas that fit into my lifestyle. I have already tried the first two and will continue to work down the list as my figs ripen (thanks to RUTHXG and the site she recommened
I now have a better idea what that means). Ah, figs...they just might make my list of Top 5 Favorite Fruits.

1. Just wash the fig, hold it by the stem, and eat it!!!

2. Add to a salad with mixed greens (arugula is especially good) with a homemade vinaigrette (smashed garlic clove, olive oil, balsamic vinegar).

3. Cut them in half, drizzle the cut sides with a little honey, sprinkle with chopped rosemary, and stick under the broiler for a couple minutes.

4. Put the extras in a Ziploc and freeze them. You can eat them frozen.

5. Cut them up and mix in Greek yogurt with honey and walnuts.

6. Make bran muffins and sink half a fig into the middle as a surprise.

7. Make a super easy pizza with thinly sliced figs, crumbled feta or goat cheese and prosciutto.

I am sure there are more ways, but this is a good start for me. I will continue to explore options. Between SPARK people and the internet, I have a feelings I have but tapped the surface.

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    I was very sad to find when I went to grab one last evening that MANY of my two dozen had already grown fuzzy. emoticon So I took the EIGHT that were still good and stewed them. Mine were not very sweet or tasty - so I thought a little added sugar would be a good thing. I didn't know that I should refrigerate them... they probably would have lasted a few more days if I had. I will buy them again - but not without a PLAN ahead of time! And I will use them VERY quickly! They are rather high in calories though... for a fruit... so we must be careful with how many we eat! Thanks for the list of ideas! emoticon
    2512 days ago
    Thanks to your blogs, I now know the versatality of the fig! Prior to this, my only knowledge of it was that of it being used to make fig newtons which I love but now tries to avoid because of its sugar content.
    2513 days ago
    Oh YAY! So glad to be helpful on a topic about which I know nothing! emoticon

    Figs on pizza--now that would have NEVER occurred to me! I look forward to hearing which of these uses turn out to be your favorites.
    2513 days ago
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