This isn’t really a money saving idea, but a money making one. If you have an over productive fig tree, pick a big basket, take to your local market and sell them there, or even just sell bags from your front gate. I’m a bit of a foodie and would love to be able to […]
In the reserve nearby we collect lost of figs. I pickle them. They can be served as a dessert with whipped cream OR with cold meat, OR with cheeses, which is my favourite.( I make my own cheese.) To pickle the figs you need: 3 cups red wine vinegar, 1 kg brown or raw sugar, […]
Fig recipe. You will need. 3-4 cups sugar 2 cups water 2 tablespoons vinegar Boil till syrupy. Put in clean ripe, but not over-ripe figs (leave stalk on), and simmer for two and half – 3 hrs. Drain. Dry in sun or low oven. Pack in bags and freeze. Delicious in sandwiches, with crackers […]
Lots of figs this year, (if I can beat the birds and chooks!). One of my favourite ways to eat them is cut in half, a drizzle of honey a small piece of blue vein cheese and grilled for about 10 mins!
Fig muffins – Make a basic muffin mix. Do to that you will need 2 cups flour, 3 cup sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1 egg, 1 cup milk, and 2 tablespoons cooking oil. Sift all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and add previously mixed egg, milk and […]