The Art of Buying Figs

by September 24, 2010 at 5:32 pm 2,336 0

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Figs with Bleu Cheese and Honey. (Alejandra Owens)

From Alejandra Owens at One Bite At A Time

The weekly update from FreshFarm Markets tells us that figs will be making a strong showing at the market this weekend. These strange little fruits happen to be a childhood favorite (they remind me of my grandmother), but they’re a mysterious fruit that not many know about.

I love this post at The Kitchn on how to select and store figs. Main take aways? Make sure to use your figs within a couple days of purchasing them–they go bad quickly. Choose soft, but not mushy figs with a stem that is firmly planted in the fruit–wiggly wobbly stems mean mushy figs. Finally, store figs in the fridge but in a shallow bowl or on a plate so they don’t bruise!

Fall fruit is here, folks! Time to stop mourning tomato season and move on! Here’s some recipes to get you started:

And that’s just a few ideas! Do you have any figgy recipes to share?


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