No, it's the season to eat figs

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No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by leela » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:35 am

I bought a whole box of figs yesterday. They're wonderful this time of year.

At the moment I'm just eating them with brie and prosciutto, either as they are, or baked, with walnuts and honey added to the mix.
What else could I do with them?
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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by DCComic » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:49 am

Squeeze them for their fabled syrup. Use it to help bald men.
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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by Troll_Handle » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:40 am

Mmmmm figs! I should buy figs.
It's so similar, but goats cheese and bacon is nice for variety.

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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by leela » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:07 am

Yep, I've used goats cheese or feta in the past. Any nice, soft textured cheese works.
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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by GLimpet » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:21 pm

Yes, been eating them with prosciutto.

Down in WA, the asparagus is coming in.

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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by veronica_inheels » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:08 pm

Now? My figs are mid summer. We don’t get a second harvest in September.
I guess yours are imported. Don’t you grow them in England?
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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by leela » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:14 pm

The ones I bought were from Turkey. And figs are definitely an early Autumn thing here. It's a short season.
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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by cuchulainn » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:05 pm

I bought some tiger figs at Trader Joe’s and roasted them with honey.

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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by leela » Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:15 pm

I think I might end up doing that with some of them. I bought more than I can eat fresh, or baked as a savoury dish. They're showing signs of shriveling already, so baking some with honey will mean they'll keep as a dessert option with ice cream
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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by VinnyD » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:56 pm

I am eating Greek figs and drinking slivovica as we speak, and the texture of these figs is wonderful. Meatier than California or East Coast figs.(Flavor is comparable.)

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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by rezuar » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:16 pm

VinnyD wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:56 pm
I am eating Greek figs and drinking slivovica as we speak, and the texture of these figs is wonderful. Meatier than California or East Coast figs.(Flavor is comparable.)
I really need to try that combination, Vinny.
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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by VinnyD » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:30 pm

Thanks again for the slivovica, rez. All gone now, alas.

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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by Bastet » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:26 pm

I adore figs. For years I had them and dates mixed up. All those years missing out on heating them. :-)


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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by Moethebartender » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:00 pm

I think the only "fig" I've ever had was in Fig Newton form - so probably little to no actual fig involved.

I've kind of put them out of my mind since my boss when I was a 14 year old working at radio shack was eating from a pack of fig newtons that we found was crawling with tiny worms. He ate about a 1/4 of the pack before this was noticed. This was over 30 years ago. They sent him a box of fig newtons when he called and bitched. Which he immediately scarfed down with gusto. I haven't been able to look at them since.

I'm guessing they bear little to no resemblance to the actual thing.
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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by Troll_Handle » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:19 am

Bastet wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:26 pm
I adore figs. For years I had them and dates mixed up. All those years missing out on heating them. :-)
I did too, I had no idea why until I just looked up what a fig newton is. I might have had one of those when I was very young (I suspect it's bad) and also it looks like dates, so maybe I only saw one. Figs are lovely though.

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Re: No, it's the season to eat figs

Post by leela » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:07 pm

The problem with buying a big box of them, is that they have a very short shelf life. I ended up roasting half of them with honey and a little bit of butter. They were fantastic with Greek yogurt, and the buttery juices drizzled over. But the fig season is so short, I wish I'd had time to eat more of them fresh.

I have just bought another (smaller) box of them though.
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