There are of course, still more to come, but already we are getting lax and some figs are rotting on the trees. I keep telling myself that this year doesn't count. We haven't even unpacked all our boxes yet and I can't find my maslin pan so fig jam in any quantity is proving difficult.
So... what am I going to do with all those figs. Well we are drying some - bit of an experiment, the locals do it all the time, how hard can it be? I am using some clothes airers with fabric pegged over the top... it's a bit makeshift but it will do for now.
Is it possible to over-dry them? I think it might be... I've had to bin a few already. Next time I will only dry the really large ones... oh and damaged ones are useless for drying... they just seem to go bad... so damaged figs will have to go into jam, good ones for drying (oh and eating fresh), and slightly under-ripe ones for making into preserves. Trouble is, I am really just not ready to do this yet... my kitchen isn't even built yet and we are using a very basic and small space to do everything.
Never mind... I am doing my best not to let any of the figs go to waste. Plenty of fig recipes under August's tab so if you are a lover of the fig... check it out.