A funny thing happened last night.
My husband brought back fresh figs. Yes, that’s right.
You see, after gifting a hefty number of boxes (and eating plenty of them too) we still had about 8 or 9 boxes left of not-quite-ripe figs. This was mainly because people who love figs, or who tried one and discovered they love them, would then say “oh don’t give me more than one box! I won’t eat more than one a day” (I guess I am a fruit glutton…so there I am foisting them lovingly…)So anyway, I had the remainder ripening in a cupboard and he thought his fig-loving wife and daughter had run out of figs, and he saw them for 25p a box and thought we would be pleased.
Which of course, I am.
But now, I have to get creative.
I have to confess I hadn’t thought of using them in smoothies, so that was my first task.
One recipe recommended banana, figs, soy milk and cardamon- and that is what I did for Alfredo (minus the cardamon) He liked it, but it was a bit weird for me, I generally like banana in a creamy context all by itself. Here it is though- LOVELY colour!
I made myself and Isaac one with 4 fresh figs, 4 frozen-thawed strawberries, an apple and 1/2 cup of water. Thick, but DELICIOUS.
I think I will freeze some in chunks for smoothies. However, I now fully intend to use the rest in a wintery context, like make some sort of sweet and sticky compote to go on oats in the morning as I am seriously needing warmth in the mornings at the moment. And maybe some baking. Watch this space.