It’s summertime. Which is the equivilant of fig stealing season. Err, well I mean fig foraging season. And I love fig foraging. There are 8 or 10 trees in my neighborhood. That’s a lot of figs! So today I have a video of my favorite way to use up all that countraband booty that is starting to accumulate in my kitchen. I talking about fig jam. Please watch my fig jam video by clicking here or on any of the images. Or view my fig jam recipe here.
In order to properly pay tribute to the fig, you may learn more information today than you presume you will ever need! Thatâ€™s because (as I like to say…) I think useless information is very useful. It comes in handy at dinner parties, business lunches, a trip to the grocery store, the dog park, and even the dentist’s office. Anywhere you have an audience that thinks it might be rude to interrupt you. So take notes.
The fig is an ancient fruit (but you knew that, any decent fig lover worth his weight in jam knows that). The fig is mentioned all over the bible (ditto). It certainly was present in the Garden of Eden (double ditto), as certified by the fact that its leaves have ruined way too many otherwise sexy Renaissance works of art.