Remember when we were all busy canning, freezing, and drying our harvests? Well, of late, I have been digging into my dried fig stash. Remember these beauties? I am happy to report that they are just as tasty as they were in August.
Last night I made a salad of lettuce/spinach from the garden, sunflower seeds, grapefruit, dried fig, and shaved Parmesan cheese. The dressing was a simple vinaigrette of lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. What a treat! The figs offer a nice texture and bright flavor to the winter salad.
Just this morning, I turned to the figs again for a breakfast treat. A quick breakfast of Greek yogurt, local honey, and my dried figs. Figs are high in fiber, and really make a great breakfast. Soooo delicious. I will definitely dry figs again next summer.
What are you tapping into as we head into the colder part of winter? I have some peach chutney on my shelf from Yes! We Can! My thoughts turn to a grilled cheese with chutney...perhaps with a nice soup? Hmm....