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    Sep012010

    Fresh Fig Jam...full of minerals* your body needs, and extremely tasty too.

    I think Mission figs are so beautiful. Their skin is as soft as velvet, and they are such a pretty color too. But did you know that fig trees have no blossoms on their branches?

    The blossom is inside of the fruit!

      A zillion tiny flowers produce the crunchy little seeds that give figs their very own unique texture.

    Just de-stem and quarter them, add some water, cover tightly, and cook the figs until they're soft, about 5 minutes.

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    Mash them a bit, add some sugar, lemon juice and maybe, if you're feeling sassy, add a little Balsamic vinegar.

     

     

    And in no time at all, you have a delightful, and very healthy Sweet (and possibly sassy) Fresh Fig Jam!

    Crostini, topped with goat cheese and Sweet & Sassy Fresh Fig Jam.

    *FYI: Figs are high in natural and simple sugars, minerals and fibre. They contain good levels of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and manganese.

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    Reader Comments (4)

    Where do you get your mission figs in Seattle? They are my favorite!

    September 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercemoore

    Hello!

    I got these figs in Bothell, at a place called Yakima Fruit Market. (www.yakimafruitmarket.com) Have you heard of them? They are really nice; you could just call them on the phone and ask them if they have them, or if they will be getting some in. They were inexpensive too.

    Hope you get some Mission Figs. What are you going to do with them? I really like them with goat cheese.

    One of these days I am going to make Homemade Fig Newtons. I think my husband would be pretty happy if I did.

    Thanks so much -- Brook

    September 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterBrook Hurst Stephens

    Thanks, that sounds great!
    I'd love to make some fig & thyme preserves, or chutney! but really I could just live on them.
    I'll let you know how it comes out.
    Enjoy your Fig Newtons, how ambitious

    October 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

    I went to Whole Foods yesterday and they had 4 or 5 different kind of figs and I thought about you (even though I don't even know you...LOL.)

    I bought some gorgeous little lime green figs - they have such pretty pink centers -- and they were deeee-lcious! I think they were called "Adriatic" Figs.

    October 1, 2011 | Registered CommenterBrook Hurst Stephens
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