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Fig Butter

I came across more figs again this year. There is a member of my church that gave me a half gallon last year and I enjoyed them in my yogurt and just eating them raw. Mr. L called to let me know he had me some more figs. He asked me to meet him at the church so he could give them to me. He handed me a bag of fresh okra and 5lbs of figs!
I was so excited.

When I got home I immediately washed the figs. I froze some, and put some in the refrigerator for snacks. Then prepared enough of them to make Fig butter. The plan was to make jam but it didn’t turn out jammy. 

So fig butter it is. This is ok because I just finished off a jar of apple butter and now I can enjoy some fig butter on my toast or peanut butter sandwiches. 

It was simple to make and will last in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks. 


1/2  water
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups figs (1 pound) cut in quarters
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Put water and sugar in a sauce pan on medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
Add lemon juice and figs. 
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to a simmer for one hour, partially covered.
Smash up (I used an immersion blender).
Let cool and store in refrigerator. 

(I doubled the recipe and got over a quart)

Friday Bowl- Feeling Figgy

I just used up all the figs I had left over from Summer. I had them in the freezer and before they all get eaten, I wanted to use them for breakfast one more time. I had no idea they were so good straight out of the freezer as they do not freeze hard and never loose their sweet flavor. They have been such a treat. 

In a small pot on the stove, made a glaze with honey and walnuts, poured the glaze over cut figs and baked for few minutes. This was so good and added the perfect sweetness that did not overpower the flavor of the figs. 

Figgy Oatmeal Bowl

1/4 Cup Quaker Quick Oats
4 Small Figs
Honey/ Walnut

206 Calories- 4 g Protein


I have decided to reserve each Friday to share some of my creative food bowls. I have been eating these at least 4 times a week and I feel great. They are easy, healthy and fun. This is part of my new "Clean Eating" Plan. Wish me Luck.

Friday Bowl- August

Can you believe it's already August? I hate to see Summer fade away. Fall will be here before you know it. Meanwhile I created a scrumptious mess of a breakfast this morning. There is just something about the colors in this bowl that screams August to me.

This is my favorite bowl so far.
I never knew cantaloupe would be so tasty with yogurt.

August is also Fig season. If you read my blog you may remember me mentioning some fresh figs I received from a member of my church. I could not hardly wait to add these to my breakfast. The combination of these flavors made my taste buds dance while giving me the vitamins and nutrients I needed to start my day.

Cantaloupe Fig Yogurt Bowl

1/2 Cup Fage 0% Plain Greek Yogurt
3 Figs
1/4 Cup Cantaloupe
3 Tablespoons- Low Fat Oat& Honey Granola
Touch of Raspberries
Touch of Blueberries

217 Calories- 14 g Protein

Bowl & Spoon by: Cocoboo


I have decided to reserve each Friday to share some of my creative food bowls. I have been eating these at least 4 times a week and I feel great. They are easy, healthy and fun. This is part of my new "Clean Eating" Plan. Wish me Luck.


I have not had any fresh figs in a long time. In fact, It’s been over 15 years ago. That’s when we moved. Before we married, My husband bought his Grandparents old house. This is where we lived for 10 years after we said “I do”. His grandparents came over from Italy and planted several fig trees in that back yard. They were huge and plentiful. I rarely got any figs off them because most were too tall to reach and the birds beat me to them. When we were able to snatch a few, they were large, plump and sweet. I’m sure his Grandmother used them in several dishes back in the day.

I went on Face book and asked if anyone knew where I could get some fresh figs. It did not take long for someone to mention a name of one of our church members. I tagged him in the facebook post so he could see the request. 

When I walked into church Sunday morning, this dear sweet man was waiting for me with a large bag full of sweet ripe figs. After sharing a few to some other curious church members, I still made it home with plenty.

I put a few figs into the freezer and some in the fridge but not before we enjoyed some for dinner. I experimented by making a glaze that consist of balsamic vinegar and brown sugar.

I dipped the figs into the mixture then placed them in a pocket of tin foil. While Nick was grilling up supper, I place the figs on the grill next to the tuna steaks and baked potato. They turned out great and went well with our meal. 

Here are some of the grilled figs drizzled with honey and topped with a tad of plain yogurt. 

I have decided that I just like them best raw right off the vine. 

Do you like figs? What is your favorite way to eat them? Have you ever tried them cooked or grilled?