Fig chutney fresh figs recipes

Figs to Die For

Figs to Die For

Today I found a forgotten jar of spiced figs in brandy, made two years ago when we were shooting photos for my 'Relish' book on relishes and chutneys (and more)
Fig Jam

Fig Jam

A simple fig jam or figchutney is a favourite of mine. What equipment to use for making jams and chutneys
The delights of fig jam...

The delights of fig jam...

However, when my favourite fruit is in season, such as plums, cherries, or figs, I tend to get a bit carried away and cook up bigger batches of jam or chutney
Spicy Apple - Carrot Chutney for #SundaySupper

Spicy Apple - Carrot Chutney for #SundaySupper

Savory Fig and Sweet Onion Freezer Jam from Peaceful Cooking. I found the inspiration for this "late season" condiment in Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays by Jennifer Katzinger, which I packed with flavourful coconut oil and flakes, as well as a sweet and hot medley of exotic spices (including Schezuan peppercorns), garlic and fresh ginger
Spicy Apple - Carrot Chutney for #SundaySupper

Spicy Apple - Carrot Chutney for #SundaySupper

Savory Fig and Sweet Onion Freezer Jam from Peaceful Cooking. anythingdoesmyI found the inspiration for this "late season" condiment in Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays by Jennifer Katzinger, which I packed with flavourful coconut oil and flakes, as well as a sweet and hot medley of exotic spices (including Schezuan peppercorns), garlic and fresh ginger
Spiced Pear and Cider Christmas Chutney

Spiced Pear and Cider Christmas Chutney

My usual go to Christmas chutney is a rich, fruity fig and balsamic concoction. Brown sugar and ginger spiced pears, poached in cider and reduced to a warmingly festive Christmas chutney
Black Boy Peach & Raspberry Jam

Black Boy Peach & Raspberry Jam

I also have my eye on feijoas, walnuts, figs, more pears, and olives - all yet to ripen. Unlike other peaches, they are in my opinion better suited to stewing or poaching than eaten fresh, and they are also beautiful made into jams and chutneys
Herbed Salsa #SundaySupper

Herbed Salsa #SundaySupper

Ginger Fig Jam by Palatable Pastime. Brinjal pickle (Indian eggplant relish/aubergine chutney) by Caroline’s Cooking
Lancashire Farm Free Range Yogurt Review

Lancashire Farm Free Range Yogurt Review

Fig, Apple and Balsamic Chutney sponsored by Marigold. Particularly the Free range Greek style yogurt, which is so thick and luscious you would be forgiven for thinking it was freshly whipped double cream
Tomatillos and salsa heaven

Tomatillos and salsa heaven

I still have green figs on the tree, so I'm hoping for more sun over the next week or so. They still aren't well known in New Zealand, which surprises me as they are so worthwhile to grow, providing the base for my favourite salsa and they also make delicious chutney in their own right
Almost Soup Time Again

Almost Soup Time Again

Autumn is such a bountiful season and of course one of the busiest - we've had loads of passion fruit this year, the persimmons and figs are colouring nicely, and the feijoa tree is threatening to unleash the usual truckloads of fruit in a few weeks
Mmmmm Mushroom Soup

Mmmmm Mushroom Soup

Apart from the mushrooms, which I've now made into base soup mixtures and frozen ready to stir in the flour and milk, there is so much produce to deal with - basil to be turned into pesto and frozen, tomatillos to make into salsa base and freeze, beat the birds to the figs and the persimmons, rescue the last of the passionfruit, and deal to truckloads of feijoas

Tips and Timesavers

slice autumn or winter fruits such as pears, feijoas or figs, or use homemade fruit chutneys to go with a nice Kapiti blue or aged cheddar (or both), enjoy

New season apples are here

For an autumnal salad that packs plenty of nutritional punch, gently toss together baby spinach leaves with thinly sliced crisp apples, avocado, freshfigs, carrot and courgette sticks and lightly toasted pumpkin seeds