Yesterday there were no ripe figs on the tree, today there were loads. I picked all the ones I could reach, and then wondered what to do with them. I'm the only one who likes to eat them, so putting a couple to one side (they dont last very long apparently, only 3-4 days after picking) I browsed the web for a recipes and found a simple one for fig jam, nipped out to buy a lemon, and set to.
Here are the ingredients
Here they all are chopped and mixed in a bowl and left for 2 hours.
Transfered to a saucepan, and slowly brought up to the boil.
Boiling slowly for an hour.
Then I have to leave the whole thing to cool down overnight, reboil for 15 minutes tomorrow and pot up. I should have 3 nice pots to take up to Surrey with me at the weekend to give to the girls.
And how about this shot taken through the bedroom window at about 6.00 this morning, doesn't the lighting look strange?