Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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mouse's picture mouse

I lived for only a short time in a place where figs grow easily. That's one of the very few things I still miss about that place.

Recently my mother-in-law made a fig appetizer (with store-bought figs) that involved gorgonzola, honey, and rosemary--I think, maybe there were a couple other ingredients. All of this was baked or broiled for a short time and made for a wonderful combination of sweet and savory.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

That sounds delicious beyond words, Mouse! I bet the gorgonzola could be swapped for goat cheese or feta (I have to say I haven't acquired the taste for gorgonzola yet!).


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I grew up eating figs when we would go to Greece to visit my grandparents--they were enormous, too, and dripping with natural "honey".

I love the idea of fig-strawberry preserves! Yum!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Would you mind posting the recipe? I've never made preserves before, and my neighbor's tree is dripping with figs--she just called yesterday to tell us to come over and pick some more!


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Marti--this sounds *fantastic* and easy! I'm going to make some this weekend...thanks!