Since having my first taste while honeymooning in Provence, fig preserves have been an especially yummy treat.
At the farmer's market, we were lucky to find a few pints of super-ripe figs from our favorite organic farmer. But before I knew it, they were a bit past their prime. So that we could enjoy every last bit of them, I decided to make some preserves.
It was the first time I've made something like this. I found a recipe that was really simple. I cleaned and chopped the figs and Thea sorted the figs - putting the good parts in the pot and the "ikcy" parts in a bowl for the trash (I'm working on a new compost set-up).
I didn't do any sort of sealing (except for twisting the top on tightly!), as we only got about a cup of preserves, and I'm pretty sure they will be gone within a week.
What are your favorite summertime treats?