Until a few weeks ago I can’t remember if I had ever eaten a fig before. Now they are one of my favorite fruits. Recently I have been making it a practice to eat as many local fruits and vegetables as possible and not waiting until I or some one else can get up to the States. Which means that I have been stepping outside my box of eating my regular spinage, romaine, apples, carrots and kale. I’ve been enjoying figs, pomegranates, yellow zucchini to mention a few. I found out that one of my friends has a fig tree and 6 pomegranate trees. Guess where I’m getting my fruit from now! She has more than she can ever use and is now blessing me with her excess. I decided to make a couple yummy desserts featuring these delicious fruits! The first recipe is a fig coconut ice cream and the second, a Fig Galette, a twist off of Kimi’s Rustic Plum Galette.
This post is part of Pennywise Platter Thursday, Hearth and Soul ,
Katie – I wanted to than k you again for sharing this great post with the Hearth and Soul hop. I’ll be featuring it among my Best of the Blog Hop this week 🙂
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Hi Katie, I have a neighbor who has 3 fig trees by his back door. I know one of these days I will screw up the courage to ask him for a few. Fresh figs are divine! Thanks so much for sharing on the hearth and soul hop. You know, I did share your post about Little house on the prairie on my thoughts on friday link love at a moderate life. Just to let you know. 🙂 Alex@amoderatelife
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I love making my own ice cream and I ador fresh figs. Unfortunately they are so rarely available where I live – it’s a bit too cold for them to grow very successfull here. But occasionally we do get them, and I will be making this for sure the next time I can get some.
well, I for one adore figs!! And the sound of the ice cream…yum. So simple, yet so delicious. So glad you shared this with the hearth and soul hop this week, I’ll be saving it for next year (eek!) when I can get fresh figs again! 🙂
Yummy! This looks delicious. Are you using fresh figs or dried? I tried figs for the first time this summer and discovered that I like them!
Katie, I’m such a fan of your cooking (still thinking happy thoughts about your torta post). You are so lucky to have fresh figs. They’re also great in savory applications, especially stews, or wrapped with a little cured pork product. There used to be a big fig tree outside the dining hall where I went to college. Every year, it would drop its fruit, and people would track though it and make a mess. But it never got eaten, such a shame! If only I had known. Thank you for sharing at the Hearth and Soul hop.
This sounds delicious, thanks for sharing.
yumm! i LOVE figs. when i went home a few weeks ago, my sister gave me 3 lbs of them. i was eating them with everything and making everyone at school try them. i love to stuff them with feta or bleu cheese and roast them (but i know that would be gross for a cheese-hater like you!). or, my sister-in-law makes fig jam that’s super tasty. i end up eating the vast majority of them just plain before i get around to doing anything fancy with them 🙂 so delicious!
It was! I use kale in smoothies as weird as that might sound. It adds a extra bit of dark green leafy goodness into your diet. You can’t taste it too much if you have a sweet fruit with it, like pine apple or peaches. I also use kale in a split pea soup and a potato soup that I found on Kimi’s blog. They both have meat in them but you can easily leave it out. Can’t wait to see you soon!! Well in like 7 weeks. 🙂
Looks good! How do you prepare your kale? It’s not something I’ve ever used.