Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gittin Figgy with it


I'm not a food stylist--I don't even play one on my blog
There's something about figs that makes people go a little crazy. But what's even crazier is that no one ever really talks about how much they like figs until they see a fig tree. Then they just kind of loose their minds.  I have witnessed this first hand. Just offer a fresh fig to someone, then sit back and watch them as they start shrieking in delight.



In an earlier post I mentioned that our neighbors told us we could pick figs from their tree while they were away.  We've enjoyed a few here and there. 

Apparently, they told some other neighbors the same thing.  Last night as I was grilling our dinner on the patio, I watched as the other neighbors (in a heated frenzy) picked the tree clean.  They brought a ladder and something that looked like an apple picker. They weren't going to leave until every ripe fig was plucked
  

In honor of the ripening fig tree next door, I thought I would share a recipe for a fig appetizer taste sensation.  I have to admit, it's not something that sounds appetizing to me, but one bite and I was sold. I've served this three times in the past six months.  Each time Matt said, people won't like that. Each time, it got rave reviews.

Simply layer following three items on a cracker or crostini (I've even made them into little finger sandwiches.)

  1. Carmelized red onions
  2. Fig jam
  3. Goat cheese
Try it, it's delicious!

Now get out there and make some friends by planting a fig tree :)

5 comments:

the gardeners cottage said...

julie,

i just got a recipe on how to make my own cheese with almonds and i'm thinking this is going to be fantastic over it. thanks for sharing.

janet

pve design said...

yum!!
pve

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

My neighbor has an enormous fig tree and I have loved them since I was a little girl! Thanks for the recipe, and it sounds great to me!

kayce hughes said...

How could that not taste good!

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