[Sca-cooks] An Excess of Figs

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 12:01:14 PDT 2007

Though it does involve standing over a hot stove in August, fig preserves
are one of my favorite things in the whole universe.  My mother used to make
them.  Then at Christmas, she would make an absolutely wonderful applesauce
cake in which she put homemade preserves (fig, cherry, quince)...they sort
of acted like the fruit in a fruit cake but infinitely better.  In fact, the
cake came out more like an English plum pudding than anything else.  Then
she would take the syrup that she had drained from the fruit, mix them
together, coming up with the best pancake/waffle/French toast syrup I've
ever eaten!


On 8/21/07, silverr0se at aol.com <silverr0se at aol.com> wrote:
> I didn't think that there was such a thing as an excess of figs but my
> Mom's tree, after about 40 years, has finally produces a bumper crop, much
> more than Mom and I can eat (and that is quite a lot). Any ideas about what
> to do with the extras that DOESN'T involve standing over a hot stove in
> August?
> Mom is pissed because she is in the process of moving and only NOW the
> tree decides to bear fruit. (OK, it was in a very large pot for about 25 of
> those years) She want to take a cutting along to her new house. Has anyone
> ever grown a fig tree from a cutting and maybe has some helpful hints?
> Thanks!
> Renata
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