Gillian Stewart
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Suburb
Pukekohe
Post / Zip Code
2677
I can offer
Gardening advice, Food from my garden, Tools & Equipment to hire/borrow
Food Growing Skill Level
Expert
Experience and Qualifications
Horticulturalist
I am interested in...
Buying Local Food, Selling Local Grown Food, Bartering Local Food, Community Gardens, Learning, Preserving, Helping Others, WWOOFA Hosting, WWOOFA Working, Seed Savers, Offering Land for Gardeners
Tell us about your garden and what you're growing
We have just taken over 14.5 acres of orchard (growing and selling figs and feijoas, with pans for cider apples) and grazing, with native bush replanting scheme.

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At 9:06pm on January 11, 2010, Megan said…
Hello Gillian, welcome to ooooby.
Wish I had your problem of surplus figs :) Never had a the indulgence of a glut of figs although have fond childhood memories of eating them straight off a neighbour's tree in their Mangere garden competing with the wasps and bees. There are loads of websites with fig recipes http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipe_results.jsp?title=Fig
http://www.inmamaskitchen.com/RECIPES/RECIPES/Basics/jms_preserves/figs_pickled.html
http://www.mangerati.com/preserved-figs
the last two links for pickled and preserved figs look particularly tasty.
Feijoa and date chutney is a favourite of mine, I'm sure that it would be equally delicious substituting dried figs for dates. Let me know if you want the recipe.
 
 
 

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