With Figs

Fig & Orange Jam

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Since the start of the fig season 3 or 4 weeks ago, stallholder Maureen has been at me to find this recipe which I used to make about 6 years ago. I’d totally forgotten about it. From memory I’d translated it from an old French cooking book. It’s a bit fiddly in that the process […]

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Fig and Ginger Jam

Posted on: 8th Mar, 2014by frenchie

The weekend before last at the end of the day on Sunday Terry Lister gave us a tray of ripe figs knowing how much Mike and I love figs. We couldn’t possibly eat them at once and, rather than waste them, I decided to make some jam. Because the figs were quite sweet already and […]

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Fresh Fig & Kalamata Olive Relish

Posted on: 7th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Make the most of the fresh figs available. 
There are so many ways to enjoy them as sweets or savoury.
If fresh are not available you can use dried figs for this recipe. Ingredients: 300 gm Fresh Figs 150gm Pitted Kalamata Olives 100gms Red Wine Vinegar 100gm Brown Sugar 100 mls Water Method Cut figs into quarters. Add to […]

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Grilled Pear, Radiccio and Fig Salad

Grilled Pear, Radiccio and Fig Salad

Posted on: 6th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Allow about 1/2 radicchio, 1/2 pear and 2-3 figs per person (this will depend on the sizes) Cut the radicchio in half making sure you have divided through the core evenly. Then cut each half into 2 or 3 wedges each with a little of the core so the leaves of each wedge stay together.
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Duck Breasts with Fig and Port

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie

Duck breasts are easy to prepare and cook if you’re looking to something to impress. I really like having a sauce made with seasonal fruit to go with the duck. In summer it’s red berries and Cassis and it autumn fresh figs and Port.
This is a recipe I found in Williams and Sonoma ‘Paris’which was […]

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Chicken and Fig Tangine

Chicken and Fig Tagine

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

Tagines are great in this cold weather. I love the fact that you can use the basis of the recipe and easily change the main ingredients. For example you can replace the chicken with firm white fish or you could use dried apricots or prunes instead of the figs. In our Kitchen Shop we have […]

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