Ideas for Figs

Fogs

Photography by Leanne Capuzziello

 

My mum would argue that the only way to eat a fig is straight away, skin an all! And although I am inclined to agree with her, I think by taking a little extra time and some simple ingredients you can create something even more delicious. 

Figs

When selecting these little gems it’s worth noting that once a fig has been plucked from the tree it will ripen no further, therefore my advise would be to spend a little extra time selecting the ripest ones with the sweetest smell and deepest colour.

Sadly figs are a perishable fruit that won’t last long, maybe 2-3 days in the fridge at best. If however you are like me this isn’t really a concern as they are lucky to make it across the supermarket car park nevermind lasting 2-3 days in the fridge! If you are preparing for a dinner party then I would suggest either buying the day before or on the day if possible.  Read More…

Cherry Brandy

Photography by Leanne Capuzziello

Photography by Leanne Capuzziello

In my opinion cherries are at their very best July to August and if like me you are lucky enough to have a tree near you, then get picking ASAP!

Cherry Tree

If however you are not so lucky then there are other ways to get you hands on these delicious little treats. They are of course widely available in the supermarkets but you will have to pay a premium, so if you have the time why not check out your local PYO (pick your own) or farmers market where the prices will be far more reasonable and can also make a nice day out.

I have recently discovered that if you are real cherry nut like me there are farms that will actually rent you a cherry tree for a year, yes this is a real thing! When the tree is ripe you can go along and pick it clean. However to my dismay I have also discovered that this is not a new craze and if you want to rent a tree you have to be quick as availability is limited.

It could make a interesting Christmas or Birthday present for someone…. just a thought.  Read More…