oh bring us some figgy conserve
Remember your first fig? Chances are it was in a “Newton,” and it was good—as far as elementary school treats are concerned. But there comes a time in every life for a more adult relationship with the fig. Ours came in a Southern California backyard. Early autumn. Sausages sizzling on the grill. Figs, straight from the giant sheltering tree, and—get this—some nutty Jarlsberg cheese. Maybe it was the company of our dearest friends, or the nice wine we were sipping, but the revelation was obvious: figs play really well with others. Which brings us to our latest flavor favorite: fig-walnut conserve with backyard orange. The combination shows off the late summer/early autumn ripeness of rosy-dark figs, melded with earthy organic walnuts and brightened with nuggets of fresh orange. Whether you enjoy it with some tangy blue cheese, smeared onto buttered whole grain toast or drizzled over some Greek yogurt, we hope it’s the beginning of a meaningful relationship.